The Finnish government has already permitted the execution of the “citizen’s initiative” program. Through this citizens can bring in new laws provided they have sufficient supporters within a time frame of six months.
The new initiative from this technologically oriented nation can lead to a democratic system where people will have more direct involvement in crafting the laws. The main concern for online security has already been dealt with: The National Communications Security Authority has audited the policies used and the service providers to safeguard citizen’s details.
Could other nations benefit from the way shown by Finland? From a technical point view there is no obstacle: Open Ministry is an open-source platform and available online. From a more cultural point of view the potential countries ready to investigate the possibilities of such a platform might be more limited.
Read the full article at: http://gigaom.com/europe/online-crowdsourcing-can-now-help-build-new-laws-in-finland/
Nevertheless Finland has once again shown its true colours as an innovative and open culture.
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Next launch scheduled in September 2015, contact Petteri Hilska of SAI Finland for more details..