Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 40 (3):50-61 (2010)

The digital divide is considered by many authors as one of the major ethical issues of the information age as it reinforces existing inequalities in society. This paper examines the gender digital divide in Europe and presents a detailed case-study of one of the most successful e-Government systems in Greece: the Greek TAXation Information System. Surprisingly, this efficient and well-running system exhibits longstanding gender discrimination. However, the problem is not technical but legal and political and requires careful consideration, as the analysis unveils a gender digital gap in e-Government usage not only in Greece but all around Europe.
Keywords Europe   digital democracy   e-Government   e-exclusion   e-inclusion   empirical analysis   gender digital divide   technology adoption
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DOI 10.1145/1862406.1862410
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