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Covid Inquiry report calls for urgent ‘public debate’ on mass digital and data surveillance

The initial report from the public inquiry led by Baroness Heather Hallett has identified data

BT fined £17.5m for 999 outage as Ofcom finds telco ‘fell woefully short of its responsibilities’

The telecoms giant has been issued with a hefty penalty after a regulatory investigation found

UK Space Agency releases £33m in funding

Agency will provide a new tranche of financial support intended to support growth and innovation

NHS ‘systems back online’ after Microsoft outage but patients warned of further delays

The tech shutdown, caused by a faulty update of security software from CrowdStrike, disrupted both

Home Office signs £3m assisted digital deal as immigration transformation ‘may exclude customers that are not online’

As campaigners have reignited calls for government to reverse plans to wholly digitise the immigration

Feryal Clark named minister for AI and digital government

Once government’s core digital units complete their move from the Cabinet Office to the Department

Microsoft outage: Most GP practices suffering ‘disruption’ as ministers coordinate government response

Patients are advised by the NHS to only contact their local doctor with urgent queries,

Scottish councils face funding pinch over Microsoft licensing changes

From the start of the new school year, institutions north of the border are set

EXCL: Government seeks out ‘high-priority data-quality issues’

The Central Digital and Data Office has entered into a commercial engagement to develop a

Glasgow Council: ‘This is not a technology strategy, and cannot be delivered by technology alone’

Scotland’s largest city has published its first digital plan since 2018, with a focus on

King’s Speech: New laws propose ICO reform and mandatory ransomware reporting

The new Labour administration has revealed a sweep of 40 new laws enshrining measures such

HMRC retains Capgemini in potential £700m deal to support ‘driving platform for tax collection’

Tax agency signs de facto five-year extension for consultancy to continue providing ongoing maintenance and

Government offers up to £100k for leader to ‘set 10-year strategy for digital architecture’

A role within the Central Digital and Data Office comes with responsibility for driving the

Data and transparency bodies issue call for ‘revival’ of open government

A wide range of organisations, including the Open Data Institute and Transparency International, have written

Watchdog tells public to ‘read the privacy notice’

The Information Commissioner’s Office has urged citizens that, while lengthy and labyrinthine data-usage documents may

‘Not fit for purpose and seriously compromised’ – urgent calls for new government to rethink digital immigration plans

Campaign groups, charities and immigration lawyers have reignited work to raise awareness of the dangers

Industry body warns digital secretary of half a million ‘missing women’ in tech industry

In a letter to new minister, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, has warned that
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