Navigating the Labyrinth: Strategic Priorities for Phasing Out Paper Processes in Data-First Legislatures
Written on January, 2023
The impetus for legislative bodies to transition from paper-based systems to digital, data-first paradigms is gaining considerable momentum. However, this transition is not merely a technological endeavour; it is a labyrinthine undertaking fraught with multidimensional challenges. Beyond the obvious technological requirements, there are sociocultural, financial, and legal factors that must be meticulously considered. This essay critically analyses the strategic priorities for phasing out paper processes in legislative environments, taking into account these nuanced considerations.