Menu

Login to access your account

Wed, 21 October 2020

Personalise Your Politics

Subscribe now
The House Live All
Winter is coming and with it stark choices about tackling homelessness Partner content
Inequality has widened - it’s time for action Partner content
Coronavirus
Coronavirus
Coronavirus
No more delays on animal welfare Partner content
By League Against Cruel Sports
Coronavirus
Press releases

A digital parliament is achievable with the right use of today’s technology

Institution of Engineering and Technology

1 min read

A digital parliament is novel in terms of engineering and addressing new ways of digital working, but we are confident that this is achievable with the right use of today’s technology.

Nick Coleman, Co-chair of the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) Digital Panel, said: “It is essential that the engineering and technology community support the development and application of technology that will enable Parliament to continue to operate safely and securely during this unprecedented time.

“A digital parliament is novel in terms of engineering and addressing new ways of digital working, but we are confident that this is achievable with the right use of today’s technology.

“New protocols for managing debates and voting as well as connecting to home environments in ways that are secure and resilient will be key issues to be considered. The IET will be pleased to contribute expert advice in areas such as digital systems engineering, cyber security, and secure electronic voting, providing an independent expert voice and share our engineering, technology and cyber insights on the secure and effective establishment of a virtual Parliament.”

Categories

Coronavirus
Associated Organisation
Partner content
Connecting Communities

Connecting Communities is an initiative aimed at empowering and strengthening community ties across the UK. Launched in partnership with The National Lottery, it aims to promote dialogue and support Parliamentarians working to nurture a more connected society.

Find out more