Police chief admits possibility of working with online vigilantes but says tech firms must do more on child-protection
Data shows evidence gathered by self-styled paedophile hunters is becoming increasingly prevalent in criminal cases as senior officer admits 'I am not winning that moral argument'
Starting at the right end of digital care: Place-based and citizen centric care is a task for GDS and NHS Digital
Jos Creese, independent digital consultant and principal Analyst for Eduserv, says that technology should promote fundamental change in our care services – and argues that this is the responsibility of everyone from local providers to central government.
Police forces need to increase their use of online crime reporting tools, live-streaming videos and adoption of cloud-based systems, TechUK has said.techUK estimates the cost of police time spent on low level crime reporting to be £130m a year.3
Developers are missing out discussions on cyber security risks because they are too hard, slow and expensive, according to the National Cyber Security Centre.
The government’s digital transformation strategy must identify the trade-offs the Government Digital Service will be expected to make in implementing the work, the Institute for Government has said.
Fewer than 5% of public sector domains have adopted more secure standards for emails to reduce phishing, according to the National Cyber Security Centre.
The government needs a unified approach to front and back office functions if it wants to make the cost savings digital promises, argues Jane Roberts of TopLevel.
The UK’s tax authority has said it is on track to block half a billion phishing emails each year with the use of an email security protocol that stops them from reaching users’ inboxes.
The government should encourage councils to increase their use of data through a £4m fund to partner data scientists with councils and make data analysis a requirement of devolution deals, according to a report.
The Government Digital Service has removed the icon that indicates a link will take you to an external page – a box and an arrow – from its flagship site GOV.UK.
Twenty-six IT experts and privacy advocates have urged the government to improve protections around the personal data sharing proposals in the Digital Economy Bill – or remove them entirely.
James Stewart, the director of technical architecture at the Government Digital Service, has said that he will step down in January, after six years at the service.
The healthcare arm of Google’s artificial intelligence company DeepMind has published the details of its latest data-sharing agreement with the NHS as it relaunches work to develop a patient-monitoring app.
The digital revolution in US states and cities is not likely to grind to a halt following Trump’s election, but your take on his win will depend on how you view the sands of time, says David Walker.
Policing Vision 2025 sets out plans to boost staff skills, share digital evidence and improve recording and analysis of online crime.
The government’s flagship GOV.UK site was affected by a global distributed denial of service attack on a third party company that also took out Twitter, Spotify and other sites last month.
A bug in the NHS email system meant that 850,000 staff received a flurry of ‘reply all’ emails while others saw delays in their email accounts.
The Department of Health is seeking a deputy director of digital and technology strategy to help create a digital first healthcare system.
The government needs to get the ethical framework and regulation of artificial intelligence right and invest in skills training if it wants to make the most of the technology, the Government Office for Science has said.
Artificial intelligence could transform the public sector, but adoption has been slow. As the Government Office for Science publishes its report into the subject, Richard Sargent, director of ASI and former performance lead at the Government Digital Service, says leadership and culture will be crucial for success.
IT chiefs should be talking about service and customer needs rather than focusing on digital transformation if they want to get other senior executives on board, a local government leader has said.
Digital advocate Martha Lane Fox has urged MPs and ministers to boost their data literacy as the government’s Digital Economy Bill makes its way through parliament.