A survey of the 100 biggest councils in the UK has shown that 44% do not have a strategy for the use of the cloud – despite 73% saying they use it for some form of data storage.
Liverpool and Salford councils have announced they are to share a technology platform that provider SAP hopes will expand across the north.
Government departments should measure themselves against rigorous, evidence-based cybersecurity standards, the UK’s national academy of science has said.
The 28 EU member states have voted in support of the data sharing agreement between the EU and the United States.
As part of PublicTechnology's Brexit series, Socitm president Geoff Connell says that we shouldn’t jump to conclusions about the effect of the referendum as there is still much legal wrangling to be done.
The government has scrapped its heavily-criticised care.data scheme following the publication of the long-awaited Caldicott review of security standards for health and social care data.
The Government Digital Service has updated its guidelines to mandate that services run on secure HTTPS and use HTTP Strict Transport Security by 1 October 2016.
The Singapore government has moved to prevent officials from accessing the internet on devices that have access to civilian data. Vishanth Weerakkody, professor of digital governance at Brunel University, says it is not the retrograde step some think it is.
The Information Commissioner’s Office has used the launch of its annual report to stress the importance of data protection after the UK’s decision to leave the EU.
The CESG, the information security arm of GCHQ, is tightening up the process for certifying cyber security consultancy companies.
Around 77,000 fraudulent signatures have been removed from an online petition calling for a second EU referendum.
Councils across the country are facing financial uncertainty after the UK public yesterday voted to leave the European Union.
The Ministry of Defence has launched a test to identify armed forces personnel with a skills for cyber security work.
The government is being urged to involve local authorities in the development of the UK National Cyber Security Centre to ensure councils are not left behind in the push for increased cyber security.
The Information Commissioner’s Office should have greater powers to audit local government and health organisations, MPs have said.
An error in the database used to process the votes in the London mayoral elections led to the results being announced more than four hours later than planned, a London Assembly review panel has heard.
The managing director of Wolverhampton City Council has been ordered to sign a commitment to improve staff data-protection training after recent incidents in which sensitive employee information were inadvertently disclosed
A leaked document allegedly from whistleblower Edward Snowden has detailed MI5’s struggle to keep pace with the amount of data it was generating at the start of the decade.
Most of the UK public say they trust that government would handle data security issues well, as CESG releases guidance on data protection for the public sector.
Microsoft shows a few of the ways that governments can turn data into insight
Digital transformation projects that lack long-term resourcing and buy-in from council leaders risk being isolated and unsustainable, the Local Government Association has said.