Theresa May’s fledgling post-Brexit industrial strategy seeks to use government purchasing power to boost UK business if the Conservatives remain in power. Colin Marrs looks at historical precedents and future pointers.
UK data watchdog says tools used in targeted advertising ‘have a significant potential impact on individuals’ privacy'
After the Tories released their manifesto,PublicTechnology takes a look at the three main parties' plans for digital and technology ahead of next month's general election.
IT association says results of second stage of website accessibility test indicate ‘ongoing challenge’ for councils
Implied consent ‘not an appropriate legal basis’ for sharing 1.6 million patient records with DeepMind
Leaked letter from government's national data guardian Fiona Caldicott says patient records were being used to test and develop Streams app - not for direct care
Company ditches plan to sell business after competition watchdog announces investigation - a move that will see the healthcare staff that rely on the tech left with no choice of network
This year's DL100 shortlist sees Defra’s fishing licence service competing with DWP’s Check Your State Pension and Scottish government’s CivTech initiatives for digital public service innovation of the year
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
Think tank warns that Home Office systems are a “long way from a fully digital service” that is needed to deal with the surge of permanent residency applications from EU nationals as the UK leaves the union
Project plans include using distributed ledger technology to give healthcare workers secure access to biometric data from wearables
Funding for open innovation, the Information Commissioner’s Office and data skills also feature on Open Data Institute’s wish list as the UK prepares to head to the polls
Jerry Fishenden fires parting shot at Cabinet Office for lack of support and engagement after six years on the government’s Privacy and Consumer Advisory Group
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.
Shake-up at top of Government Digital Service becomes more apparent as former director of digital engagement Wendy Coello announces new role at the Co-op
TechUK says act lays ‘good groundwork’ for transforming government use of data
Eduserv report finds that just 3% of local government HR leaders rate digital literacy of frontline staff as ‘good’ - and that traditional, formal training programmes might not be the best option
Finance Bill debate raises concerns over tax authority’s IR35 calculator
Research vice president says public sector needs to embrace start-ups and move workforce out of low-value repetitive roles
Wash-up period sees government compromise to rush crucial tax legislation through House of Commons today
Industry body calls on mayors to appoint a chief digital and innovation champion and use their influence to boost smart procurement, open data and digital skills
David Norgrove writes to ask parties to make sure their campaign materials don’t mislead the public
Camden councillor Theo Blackwell’s research finds most councillors are positive about technology but warns that delivery will lag behind without a clear framework for transformation