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British Airways data-breach fine cut from £183m to £20m after ICO considers coronavirus impact

16 October 2020

Airline slapped with record penalty by ICO – albeit one that is grossly reduced on the regulator’s original intention

DWP faces ‘significant increase’ in fraud and error, watchdog warns

16 October 2020

NAO report reveals that, following heavy coronavirus-related recruitment, departmental staffing levels may return to 2013 levels

How can councils create a digital workplace?

14 October 2020

At the recent Local Government ICT Summit, PublicTechnology talked to Gloucestershire County Council and SAP Concur about how authorities can support new ways of working

What sensitive data did the Home Office lose in Belgrade?

29 September 2020

Department’s annual report shows, for the first time in many years, documents or data lost from a secure government building had to be reported to the ICO. PublicTechnology finds out more.

‘Unless you get the ethics of data right, you'll fail on the effectiveness as well’

17 September 2020

The head of the Royal Statistical Society Stian Westlake talks algorithms, politicians and the current ‘favourable wind’ gathering in government behind his profession

The coronavirus ‘infodemic’: truth and conspiracy online

15 September 2020

The spread of online misinformation during the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated a public health crisis. PublicTechnology digs into a recent parliamentary inquiry to find out more about the response from social media companies and government

Lifesaving data – how NHS Digital has worked with researchers to support coronavirus response

4 September 2020

Research director Tom Denwood explains how the national digital services agency has helped use information to better understand issues including effective treatments for Covid-19 and the impact on patients suffering from other conditions

Digital government should be central to the UK's role in the post-Brexit world

9 October 2020

The nation's expertise in online services and transformation could help forge connections with other countries, according to Tanya Filer from Cambridge University and Antonio Weiss of The PSC

Policymakers must start asking difficult questions on the ethics of AI in healthcare

9 September 2020

Government needs to begin working with citizens and industry to address the risks created by the use of new technology, according to Jessica Morley and Luciano Floridi of the Oxford Internet Institute

Blended learning: how one college adapted to coronavirus and what happens next

1 September 2020

Bournemouth and Poole College was quick to roll out remote-access tools and is now planning for a future in which technology plays a bigger role, according to technical officer Keith Ball

How Bradford Council has worked to keep tourism alive with virtual visits

31 July 2020

Ahead of Yorkshire Day tomorrow – and as the city re-enters localised restrictions – we hear from the authority’s VisitBradford tourism chief Rachel Oxborough about how it has used online engagement to keep in touch with visitors and residents in recent months 

Videoconferencing can benefit the NHS and patients long after coronavirus

21 July 2020

The pandemic has provided a pressing use case for remote consultations but, according to Rowan Pritchard Jones of St Helens and Knowsley NHS trust, the technology has a lot to offer in the long term

Letter from Australia: how the government got serious on cybersecurity

10 July 2020

CyberArk, our sponsor for PublicTechnology Cyber Week, writes about how industry and government are working together to meet Australia’s cyber challenges