The Balance Between Transparency and Security

What Municipal Clerks Need to Know to Meet Document Management Requirements.

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A commitment to transparency is one of the most critical responsibilities of a municipal clerk. Transparency
enables public trust, stimulates civic engagement, and enables municipalities to move policy forward with the greatest possible public awareness. When it comes to transparent document management, however, municipal clerks face a critical challenge: How to make access to public records easy for citizens, using systems that safeguard data from hackers and cyber extortionists.
Inside this ebook:
1. In Part I of this eBook, we evaluate the evolving role of municipal clerks in the era of digital citizen engagement.
2. In Part II, we expose the threats to digital security and provide the latest best practices to safeguard municipal systems and civic and citizen information.
3. In Part III, we put it all together with a summary of the tips municipal clerks need to know to safeguard transparency documents.
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