Digital competences for the Police - A new ECDL

Ronald Bieber, Austrian Computer Society


In the last year topics, such as Big data, data analytics and GDPR became more and more popular. However, companies – especially SMEs - and also the public sector have difficulties in dealing with these topics, which on the one hand might change the daily operative business or even their whole business process. Nevertheless digital competences are still not well spread among the citizen. The Austrian Computer Society (OCG) therefore tries to enhance digital skills by several activities. One of the most important initiatives is the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) or currently being renamed to European Certificate for Digital Literacy, which celebrated last years its 20th anniversary. Since 2018 every upcoming police-man /woman will receive the ECDL certificate during his/her three years appreciniship focussing on IT security, computational thinking and basic digital literacy knowledge.


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Central and Eastern European e|Dem and e|Gov Days 2019

Cyber Security and eGovernment
Proceedings of the Central and Eastern European E|Dem and E|Gov Days, May 2-3, 2019, Budapest
Facultas, 1. Ed., 536 p.
ISBN: 978-3-7089-1898-3,
ISBN: 978-3-903035-24-9

Editors: András Nemeslaki, Alexander Prosser, Dona Scola, Tamás Szádeczky