Budget constraints and practicalities might prevent councils from making large-scale changes to their IT systems. But, says Richard Whomes, even the smallest steps to modernisation can make a big impact.
European consortium will engage with local government ‘everywhere’ as part of open data project to give individuals greater control of their online data.
Executive agency announces shift in focus to surveillance, data, evidence, research capability and policy expertise.
World Wide Web Foundation, founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, releases the fourth edition of its Open Data Barometer, ranking governments on their use of open data for accountability, innovation and social impact.
The global ransomware attack has been followed by an outcry about the NHS' reliance on legacy systems. Harry Metcalfe and Lee Maguire of dxw say you can't properly diagnose the problem - or understand an organisation's culture - from the outside, but call for technicians to be empowered to act quickly when...
After the Tories released their manifesto,PublicTechnology takes a look at the three main parties' plans for digital and technology ahead of next month's general election.
Charity Independent Age says Socitm survey results - which show a lack of easy-to-access information on care for older people - are ‘concerning’
EU-funded project Decode to look at how distributed ledgers could help people better control their personal data in a bid to build trust around data ownership
Government should look ‘very seriously’ at investing more in both cyber security and training, as investigation - and finger-pointing - over WannaCry continue
Liberal Democrats say they will repeal controversial Investigatory Powers Act - as Labour calls for ‘proportionate’ controls
Implied consent ‘not an appropriate legal basis’ for sharing 1.6 million patient records with DeepMind
Leaked letter from government's national data guardian Fiona Caldicott says patient records were being used to test and develop Streams app - not for direct care
Information Commissioner’s Office annual report shows that local government generated the most complaints
Leaked manifesto focuses on boosting digital investment and connectivity with pledges for 30Mbps universal broadband, free wi-fi and 5G roll-out
Payment system error comes just months after the pair signed a new 10-year deal
Lydia Drumright argues for a more accurate common language will help boost public trust
Advert for team of six with a £600,000 budget comes as former privacy adviser calls for a total review and reset of the government’s identity assurance services
Statisticians, academics and campaign groups say a ban on ministers and advisers seeing official data ahead of time would prevent leaks that affect the markets
Board papers reveal a lack of sufficient funding for the plan and that original business case underestimated time for software suppliers to gain accreditation
Funding for open innovation, the Information Commissioner’s Office and data skills also feature on Open Data Institute’s wish list as the UK prepares to head to the polls
ICO slams police force for ‘cavalier’ attitude to data after unencrypted interview footage goes missing
Greater Manchester Police slapped with £150,000 fine from data protection watchdog for failing to protect sensitive footage of interviews with victims of violent crimes
Job offered at £107,000 as London Office for Data Analytics pilot indicates initial successes