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Parliaments using different platforms for different business, PROC hears

By Palak Mangat      

Different parliaments around the world have opted for different video-conferencing platforms, such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom, or a mixture of both, as per their authorities’ advice around the platforms’ features. 

Matthew Hamlyn, strategic director at the United Kingdom’s House of Commons, told the Procedure and House Affairs Committee Thursday that security and privacy should be key considerations for Parliament as it goes virtual. Image courtesy House of Commons

MPs tasked with studying the feasibility of holding virtual proceedings during the COVID-19 pandemic will have to weigh the pros and cons of using different platforms, according to international parliamentary experts. 

Palak Mangat

Palak Mangat is an online reporter with The Hill Times.
- pmangat@hilltimes.com


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