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New Tools and Technologies

Cookies

Personalizing site content for users, enabling log term shopping carts and improving site usage are key to providing the public the best possible web experience and these functions are reliant on cookies and other technologies currently limited by various approval requirements. As a result, agencies may end up either forgoing the use, or they seek approval but may not seek to establish additional necessary controls to... more »

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Making Government Operations More Open

Endorse creation of statutory Chief Privacy Officers for each Cabinet Level Agency

With the increased collection of, and reliance upon, personal information in agency decision making it is critical that a countervailing voice for privacy be established at the Deputy or Under Secretary level. The Department of Homeland Security, the only Federal agency with a Presidentially appointed Chief Privacy Officer, has the visibility and necessary access to levers of power to have one of the most effective privacy... more »

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Legal & Policy Challenges

Protecting Privacy

To ensure civic participation, privacy should be a top concern. Consumers expect the privacy and security of their data. And the government should not violate federal privacy, data security and wiretap laws well as corresponding rules applicable to government agencies. Numerous federal and state laws require government to maintain both the confidentiality and the protection of certain data, so IT solutions must be... more »

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Making Government Operations More Open

Promote Open Government and Protect Privacy

We have open government laws and privacy laws for the federal government. Individual privacy and government transparency are complementary ideals in a democratic society. Open government helps ensure transparency and enhance public participation. Privacy protections bolster public confidence in the government’s treatment of citizens. Citizens are better able to participate in government initiatives when they are certain... more »

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New Tools and Technologies

Don’t Track Users on Government Web Sites

Very few Internet users really understand how persistent identifiers, such as “cookies,” record and track their online activities. But it is clear that when users take the time to examine this issue, they are not happy. This was clear when the White House initially proposed to make the President’s speeches available on YouTube without taking privacy into account. Changes were made, but the problem could have been avoided.... more »

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Provide Secure Portal/Dashboard to Government Sites

The Federal government should provide a one-stop portal through which to access all government websites with which the citizen does business, as opposed to those where you're just looking for information. For example, once you log into your personal dashboard, you could go to your Social Security account info, your IRS tax account, your passport file; for government employees your OPM account, your personnel info, your... more »

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