Paperless Government: Moving Towards Sustainability
21 Pub. Law. 3 (Winter 2013)
7 Pages Posted: 10 Jan 2013 Last revised: 31 Oct 2014
Date Written: January 9, 2013
New technologies help streamline internal processes for sharing information among different agencies and levels of government, simplify and reduce paperwork involved in procurement, and provide payroll and benefit information to employees online. State and local governments have followed the paperless trend, balancing issues of privacy, security and efficiency as they digitize public documents and large amounts of governmental data for online availability. This article review some of the legal issues that arise for governments as they move forward into a paperless environment.
Keywords: paperless, sustainable government, government online, privacy, technology, FOIL, Freedom of Information Law, green government
JEL Classification: K20
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