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Head of specialised parliamentary group raises privacy fears over digital pound

The chair of a cross-party group focused on a potential Central Bank Digital Currency has

DWP chief says it will be ‘difficult’ to return fraud losses to pre-pandemic levels

Department is investing in hiring thousands of new investigative staff and is spending tens of

MoD’s arsenal-management hampered by ageing IT and data siloes, report finds

New assessment by the National Audit Office finds that failure to make significant changes in

DHSC amends personal data policy to reflect ‘automated decision making’ and remove consent pledge on commercial use

Department updates privacy guidelines to provide for the use of automated tools in decisions and

Online Safety Bill’s lack of action on disinformation ‘leaves a problem for the future’, critics warn

As it enters the final stages before passing into law, many parties continue to criticise

DWP cites complexity and ageing IT as it squashes plans to integrate New Style benefits into UC

Department’s response to report from advisory body reveals that new versions of JSA and ESA

LockBit reaches Ministry of Defence after cyber attack on supplier

The ransomware group has stolen thousands of Ministry of Defence papers and uploaded them to

Government should discourage use of Chinese surveillance technology, report says

Commons foreign affairs committee warns the UK is over-reliant on Chinese technology designed for authoritarian

Don’t use BCC to email sensitive information, ICO warns

The Information Commissioner’s Office has released updated guidance on email security

Post offices to provide One Login identity checks

In-person document checks will be available at around 1,000 post offices

ICO clamps down on ‘text pests’ using business data to proposition customers

Regulator launches online service for people to report instances of employees of organisations taking individuals’

DVLA retains credit reference agency for online identity checks in £2.4m deal

Government agency signs contract with Experian to gain access for three years to software platform

DWP amends personal data guidance to reflect use of ‘automated processing in some decision making’

The department updates policies to include explicit reference to use of automated tools in decision

Government expects anti-fraud data unit to deliver ‘significant’ financial results

Established 12 months ago, the Public Sector Fraud Authority was tasked with using information and

Councils snub government data-sharing due to ‘lack of clarity on usage and benefits’

Study commissioned by DLUHC identifies a range of issues that prevent local authorities from sharing

‘Thermal attacks’ – academics warn of risks that heat cameras could deduce passwords

Researchers from the University of Glasgow claim to have created a system through which heat-sensing

Welsh Government explores recycled tech providers for latest version of national £200m IT deal

Government seeks to engage with potential suppliers ahead of launching a formal procurement exercise later
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