Short Review of Legal Foundations of e-Government and e-Transparency in Georgia
The presented short review of the legislative base of Georgia on e-Governance and e-Transparency makes clear that some legislative regulation is to be made in the future. First of all, it must be mentioned that the Government is on the first stage of transformation to the e-Government. It is natural that the legislative base at this stage is not so well-developed for state bodies and public employees as well as for citizens and businessmen, from the point of view of e-Government. The institutions of e-Transparency and e-Consulting are also underdeveloped and it may be said that there is no e-Controllership regulatory legislative base. The existing legislation of Georgia does not consider the specific ways of receiving public information electronically; it does not consider the opportunities of receiviong legal answers to questions sent electronically from the public authorities’ web-pages that in its own way may be considered equal to the existing form of sending and receiving of public information, in accordance with the current legislation.As for the unified regulatory legislative base of e-Transparency, it may be said that such base does not exist at all. On official web-pages of public authorities there are no standards implemented for proactive publishing of information. At the same time, there is no unified legislative norm that would oblige all public authorities to have official web-page for the purpose of public relations, accountability, publicity and increase of information quality.
Despite the existing problems, it is worth mentioning that, the norms that govern the fields of e-Transparency (in few cases) and especially of e-Government, in case of choice of right course of further regulation, can be considered as initial basis of regulation of abovementioned fields.
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