With less than six months until new data-protection law is introduced, PublicTechnology hears from regulators and data professionals across central and local government about what they see as the major challenges facing them between now and 25 May
Information Commissioner’s Office annual report shows that local government generated the most complaints
Advert for team of six with a £600,000 budget comes as former privacy adviser calls for a total review and reset of the government’s identity assurance services
Project plans include using distributed ledger technology to give healthcare workers secure access to biometric data from wearables
Job offered at £107,000 as London Office for Data Analytics pilot indicates initial successes
Kent council’s Twitter feed claimed to have been ‘taken over by the citizens of Medway’, announcing end to parking restrictions and council tax
Election 2017: Party manifestos urged to focus on IT systems for Brexit and championing digital leadership
As parliament dissolves and the date of the poll marches closer, parties of all colours are working up their manifestos. Rebecca Hill asks what they could, or should, have in store for tech.
Report says tax authority’s plan doesn’t take into account potential changes in technology or the shift to provide services through digital channels
Finance Bill debate raises concerns over tax authority’s IR35 calculator
Financial secretary to the Treasury tells parliament that Making Tax Digital is not gone for good
Wash-up period sees government compromise to rush crucial tax legislation through House of Commons today
‘Tragedy in waiting’: Government slammed over potential six-month gap in emergency service communications
Plan to update emergency services communications network dealt another blow as scathing Public Accounts Committee report warns of “potentially catastrophic” impact on public safety
Company to provide a range of cloud and IT services as part of the Met’s technology transformation programme
MPs slam government for lack of clear technical leadership and contingency planning to deal with website collapse
In three weeks, voters in Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool get to choose new mayors, but you’d be hard pushed to find much mention of tech in their manifestos, says David Walker. He asks if there’s a reason for their seemingly half-hearted approach to IT...
Think tank says data dashboards have the potential to mislead and urges government to boost staff’s data science skills
Committee chairman asks to see contingency plans for replacement of existing customs programme as doubt is cast on readiness for Brexit
Analysis comes amid reports that the contractors behind HMRC’s own tax status assessment tool are set to leave the public sector because of the clampdown
NAO says GDS has a ‘long way to go’ in a report that lays bare the problems faced by the government's flagship identity assurance programme Verify
Detailed figures released by the Treasury reveal how much businesses are expected to have to spend on hardware, software and training
Interview: Conservative peer Chris Holmes calls for a considered but can-do attitude from government on blockchain
Two sides to the BitCoin? Conservative peer Chris Holmes talks to Rebecca Hill about being positive about blockchain’s potential for public services without seeing it as a ‘wonder drug’.
The Scottish government will implement a “tough” assurance process for digital projects, mandate the use of common technologies and offer training to make sure civil servants “get digital”.