Link: Report from e-Democracy 07

The BBC’s take on the story can be found here:

More than three million people – or about 7% of the British population – have now signed petitions on subjects ranging from inheritance tax to calls for Spandau Ballet’s Gold to be made the national anthem.

The entire focus of the article is the PM’s e-Petition- totally ignoring other models discussed at the meeting, such as the successfu e-petitioning system developed by ITC for the Scottish Parliament, and implemented elsewhere (including a pilot at the Bundestag)


About Peter Cruickshank

Lecturer in the School of Computing and a member of the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. Interested in information systems, learning, politics, society, security and where they intersect. My attempts at rounding out my character include food, cinema, running, history and, together with my lovely wife, bringing up a cat and a couple of kids.
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