Digital minister: ‘It’s important to the government that the British public has confidence in how we use their data’
In a piece written for PublicTechnology, parliamentary secretary Alex Burghart discusses progress with One Login and the significance of legislative changes
How Oxford University is using data to empower underrepresented groups in entrepreneurship
The question is not whether a diversity of talent exists, but how do we enable all to move...
Government should publish user research for the public good
Departments now possess vast volumes of data on citizens' experiences of digital services and...
The digital age requires cultural sensitivity
Even when sat in their living room, government officials working with international partners need to be cognisant and respectful of other cultures, according to experts Matt Minshall and Mark Roberts
‘Cutting edge’ or a ‘security nightmare’? Government anti-espionage unit on the tech behind Bond gadgets
As No Time To Die smashes box-office records, technical experts from the UK National Authority for Counter-Eavesdropping tell us whether 007’s favourite spy toys are rooted in reality
App-based freedoms and the relentless battle for cybersecurity
As our movements increasingly depend on using our smartphones to demonstrate status, we need to ensure technology is secure, according to Dr Sarah Morris, of Cranfield University.
The stigma needs to be removed from cyberattacks
The secrecy and shame associated with cyber incidents needs to be rethought, believes PublicTechnology editor Sam Trendall
How can the government innovation strategy position the UK for success?
The upcoming government plan should rethink the UK’s R&D system and use public procurement to support innovative companies, according to Neil Ross of techUK
Big Tech politics, blurred lines, and power: why the government must take back control
Online platforms and the major public cloud firms have great – and growing – power. Authorities must now make sure this comes with the requisite responsibility, according to Simon Hansford of UKCloud
SMEs have limited trust in government procurement
An annual survey from techUK shows that significant barriers remain for smaller firms wishing to supply government, according to Henry Rex
Online safety: How police, public sector and tech firms have reached a data-sharing stalemate
With the Online Safety Bill now published, former police superintendent Iain Donnelly writes for PublicTechnology on the challenges that need to be overcome in order to ensure the law’s efficacy
Ex-NCSC chief Martin asks whether the new cyber strategy will make the UK safer
Ciaran Martin discusses six tests that can be applied to the incoming national plan for cyber
How DWP built an engineering community to support its digital ambitions
Head of engineering Stuart Taylor discusses how 1,000 staff across the department support each other’s work
Data governance is fundamental to our post-pandemic world
Coronavirus has shown the power of data and, according to Sue Daley of techUK, it is crucial that the UK implements the right laws to govern its use and protection
NHS workers must be at the centre of technology reform
The health service’s IT infrastructure badly needs an update. But modernisation efforts must not focus solely on the technology, believes Matt Fetzer of Reform.
The National Data Strategy needs a shot in the arm
The national plan for the UK’s data needs could learn from the successful vaccine rollout by prioritising experts and practitioners, according to Dan Klein of Zühlke UK
IWD 2021: time to accelerate ambitions for meaningful change
Nimmi Patel of techUK on how its members are beginning to have important conversations about equality, and what the industry body can do to help
Government’s high-risk R&D unit must be free to set its own mandate
The soon-to-launch Aria should be equipped with the right model and resources to be pioneering, but accountable, according to Public founder Daniel Korski
The pandemic has exposed the government’s broken digital promises
While other countries adapted seamlessly to digital doctors' consultations and online teaching, coronavirus showed how little progress the UK has really made, believes Jack Perschke of netcompany
Government can no longer afford to shy away from tackling legacy IT
Now is the time for government to confront a tricky and long-standing issue, according to Eleonora Harwich of Reform
The four (non-coronavirus) public sector tech trends that will define 2021
PublicTechnology editor Sam Trendall picks out the big issues that might shape the year ahead. Apart from that one.
Opening up tech jobs has never been more important
With many people potentially looking for a new career, there are simple, practical ways to make tech more inclusive – and benefit the whole industry, believes Abi Mohamed of Community Growth Ventures
Civil servants' relationship with technology is on uneasy ground
After some high-profile tech blunders, Whitehall leaders need to ensure civil servants have the requisite digital skills and understanding, believes Daniel Korski of Public
Digital has enormous potential to reduce reoffending
Controlled access to technology can play a major role in supporting rehabilitation and reducing recidivism, according to Aidan Shilson-Thomas of Reform