Data security incidents in local government rose by 34% at the start of 2016, but John-Pierre Lamb of the Information Commissioner’s Office says some solutions are easy to implement. Gill Hitchcock reports.
Six councils have signed up to a fraud and error review service provided by the technology company CapacityGrid.
The government has agreed an open service standard for emergency services, aimed at helping to standardise ICT interfaces and equipment.
The government has announced that it will introduce legislation to ease the sharing of data held by public bodies.
Dell Corporation will be paid £820,000 to wind down the Government Gateway citizen identification system, as it is replaced by GOV.UK Verify.
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has been fined £185,000 after the information watchdog said it had “played fast and loose” with personal details of its staff.
CIPFA examines what individuals can do to ensure compliance with rules around gift giving.
CIPFA Counter Fraud Centre offers its top 10 tips to protecting your organisation from the evolving risks of fraud.
CIPFA examines the ‘red flags’ in behaviour that will help individuals notice if they're running foul of the UK Bribery Act 2010.
Software vendors have been allowed to hike prices they charge to local authorities grappling with changes to council tax, a government report has found.
West Yorkshire Police has teamed up with digital crime specialist at Leeds Beckett University to develop new ways of fighting cybercrime.
The European Commission has accused Google of using its Android mobile operating system to abuse its dominant position.
Staff working in a number of public sector bodies will have access to a new information resource to promote cyber resilience within the business community as part of a new project.
Public bodies have two years to apply new data protection rules following their adoption by the European Parliament.
Almost a third of government ICT professionals don’t trust the public cloud to keep their data secure – a much higher proportion than the private sector.
Local authorities must increase their investment in digital technology a part of a radical change in approach to tackling fraud, according to a new government strategy.
Government bodies will be able to share personal data with other “public agencies” as long as the purpose is to improve the welfare of the individual in question, under legislation proposed by the government.
"Gaps and inconsistencies" in government data make it hard to work out the true scale of fraud in the public sector, according to the public spending watchdog.
Local authorities in Kent have awarded a contract for a data sharing tool to save money by preventing fraud and errors.
A proposed hub to share and analyse data from London’s local authorities in order to detect fraud, is seeking a supplier.
While inaction is not an option, local authorities should be wary of building rigid and inflexible technology to analyse Big Data, says Nick Blake.