Digital Inquiry - Spreading the Benefits of Digital Participation

Members of the public across Scotland are invited to take part in a national inquiry into the changing role of digital technology.

The inquiry will explore how digital technologies and the internet (including the world-wide-web, mobile gadgets, mobile apps, email, and social networking sites) are used by the public, businesses, government and charities on a day to day basis.

This inquiry concerns digital participation – the use of the Internet and digital technologies.

Our key areas of inquiry are
• Identifying the benefits and how they may be spread
• Understanding the obstacles and risks that may limit digital participation
• Identifying and addressing any disadvantages.

Responses to all or some of these questions are welcome – the more information available to the inquiry, the better-informed our recommendations will be.

Note: Submissions become the property of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and may be published at any time. Personal contact details will be removed from submissions before publication but will be retained by the Committee staff for specific purposes relating to the Committee’s work, such as seeking additional information. The inquiry may need to follow up on helpful evidence and will invite individuals to give further evidence on specific points of interest where useful.

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