Opine, see Merriam Webster
Definition of PAR
1a : the established value of the monetary unit of one country expressed in terms of the monetary unit of another country using the same metal as the standard of value b : the face amount of an instrument of value (as a check or note): as (1) : the monetary value assigned to each share of stock in the charter of a corporation (2) : the principal of a bond
2: common level : equality —usually used with on
3a : an amount taken as an average or norm b : an accepted standard; specifically : a usual standard of physical condition or health
4: the score standard for each hole of a golf course; also : a score equal to par
— par adjective
— par for the course
: not unusual : normalhttp://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/par...
Veronika: So what exactly do you want to express? Simply that the authorities use the same kinds of technology as the citizens? Or that the authorities are now at last catching up with the citizens (for whom social networking, etc., is not new)?
 Merriam Webster is not British.