The Secret Intelligence Service MI6 is reported to be recruiting almost 1,000 new staff in response to rapid changes in technology and increasing amounts of digital information.
The Information Commissioner’s Office has said that London Borough of Redbridge Council needs to make considerable improvements to its data protection practices.
The Crown Commercial Service spent £700,000 on its Digital Transformation Programme during 2015/16, a cost which contributed to a deficit of £8.6m.
More work is needed to establish the costs and savings from extending the government’s identity verification service to local government, according to the Government Digital Service.
An anti-fraud partnership between London councils has appointed the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) to provide data analytics.
Cambridgeshire County Council has been warned that it could be breaching the law because it cannot currently delete records held on its children, family and adults systems.
Data is at risk because the Metropolitan Police is still running 27,000 computers on the Windows XP operating system, according to a London Assembly member.
A supplier to regeneration quango the Homes and Communities Agency has been censured for breaking G-Cloud procurement rules.
The public has become more amenable to allowing the government access to online accounts like Facebook and PayPal in order to help it verify who they are, according to research by the Open Identity Exchange.
Public authorities will be granted more powers to share their data with other bodies through proposals set out in the Digital Economy Bill, which was laid before Parliament yesterday.
A data-sharing initiative across Scottish public bodies has found fraud and error costs worth almost £17 million since 2014.
The Singapore government has moved to prevent officials from accessing the internet on devices that have access to civilian data. Vishanth Weerakkody, professor of digital governance at Brunel University, says it is not the retrograde step some think it is.
The managing director of Wolverhampton City Council has been ordered to sign a commitment to improve staff data-protection training after recent incidents in which sensitive employee information were inadvertently disclosed
The UK collected £200 million less vehicle tax in the six months after the paper tax disc was abolished, in comparison to the previous year.
European Data Protection Supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli has said that the Privacy Shield agreement is not robust enough to withstand future legal scrutiny.
Data security incidents in local government rose by 34% at the start of 2016, but John-Pierre Lamb of the Information Commissioner’s Office says some solutions are easy to implement. Gill Hitchcock reports.
Six councils have signed up to a fraud and error review service provided by the technology company CapacityGrid.
The government has agreed an open service standard for emergency services, aimed at helping to standardise ICT interfaces and equipment.
The government has announced that it will introduce legislation to ease the sharing of data held by public bodies.
Dell Corporation will be paid £820,000 to wind down the Government Gateway citizen identification system, as it is replaced by GOV.UK Verify.
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has been fined £185,000 after the information watchdog said it had “played fast and loose” with personal details of its staff.
CIPFA examines what individuals can do to ensure compliance with rules around gift giving.