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Northern Ireland police chief resigns following data breach

Court decision on disciplinary action over two officers preceded Simon Byrne’s resignation, with earlier mistaken

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

DfT to spend £37m on real-time bus data service

Department has announced a new competition to manage open timetable, fare and location data on

Vetting unit to secure digital transformation director 

Cabinet Office’s UKSV looks to recruit leader to help redesign the way the unit works

Avoid fragmenting biometrics governance, says outgoing commissioner

Regulating biometric technologies should be wary of cloud-based storage and data breaches
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Home Office explores facial recognition technologies for police

Potential suppliers are asked to submit information about technology maturity and applications

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

DWP seeks senior data and analytics officers 

Department is recruiting SCS roles to lead on artificial intelligence 

Home Office sticks to pledge to clear ‘legacy’ asylum backlog this year – as new cases hit new high

Department has insisted it remains on course to meet the prime minister’s target, while new

Met Police supplier leaks data on officers and staff 

Supplier had been commissioned to produce microchipped warrant cards and passes for 47,000 staff and
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Online GP registration hits first-year record

New service is used by a fifth of English GP surgeries, saving staff time while

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 pays compensation over letters and PDFs sent to blind benefit claimants

High Court judgement finds in favour of Londoner Yusuf Ali Osman who brought case against

Manchester seeks tech partner to digitise thousands of firearms licensing documents

Local authority and police issue joint tender inviting bids from firms that could fulfil requirement

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
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