European consortium will engage with local government ‘everywhere’ as part of open data project to give individuals greater control of their online data.
Surrey and Borders Partners NHS Trust has launched a £5m trial of Internet of Things technologies to improve healthcare for people with dementia.
Councils must not let the local government Digital Service Standard become another set of principles that "gets shoved in a drawer” and isn’t made a reality, a conference has heard.
Bob Wachter’s recommendations for digitising the NHS are measured, realistic and long-term, but could still fail without doctors’ buy-in, argues David Walker.
The UK has to take a more proactive approach to cyber security to cope with increasingly digitised systems and the growing digital economy, the chief executive of the National Cyber Security Centre has said.
The government is failing to properly address data protection, with almost 9,000 breaches recorded in 2014-15, a report from the National Audit Office has said.
The UK’s information rights watchdog is recruiting for a deputy information commissioner to work under recently-appointed commissioner Elizabeth Denham.
The government needs to offer tech specialists more freedom and creativity if it wants to recruit the most talented people, according to a recruiter in the Ministry of Justice.
The Ministry of Justice is seeking a chief information security officer and a deputy director of digital delivery.
Martin Ferguson, Socitm’s director of policy and research, says that the review of health information technology led by clinician and IT expert Bob Wachter has missed the opportunity to include local government perspectives.
The Ministry of Defence is moving its data from its secure networks to the cloud, as Microsoft today opens its first UK data centres.
Chris White, head of digital solutions at Capita Software Services, looks at how councils can use single sign-on citizen portals to improve services and support vulnerable residents.
The majority of local authorities assessed by a content management company are failing to write online content that would be easily understood by 13- to 15-year-olds.
The digital democracy manifesto launched by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn earlier this week has failed to gain the approval of those working in public sector technology.
MPs have slammed poor data-sharing practices within the UK’s healthcare systems and urged the Department of Health to review NHS Digital’s role in linking health and social care data.
Sooraj Shah looks at the benefits of AR and VR, and asks whether councils should be spending taxpayers’ money on the emerging technologies so soon.
“Our country was like a start-up”: Lessons from Estonia and why true e-government requires trust and buy-in
As the UK government pushes its digital transformation agenda, PublicTechnology looks at how other countries have forged ahead. According to an Estonian e-governance expert, identification systems are crucial. Rebecca Hill reports.
The Information Commissioner’s Office has said that London Borough of Redbridge Council needs to make considerable improvements to its data protection practices.
A Scottish government pilot scheme aiming to boost innovation in the public sector is offering £15,000 for a developer with a cyber security idea that could be used by government, and has singled out blockchain as of particular interest.
Councils need to recognise that real digital transformation goes beyond e-enabling transactions and “get serious” about technology-informed redesign, Socitm has said.
The Government Digital Service has published a revised version of the Technology Code of Practice that departments must use when designing, building or buying digital services.
The Government Digital Service is working to improve its approach to fraud in online petitions following concerns over the validity of almost 80,000 signatures on the petition calling for a second referendum on European Union membership.