Hackney’s head of digital Matthew Cain talks to Gill Hitchcock about redesigning parking permits, prototyping a chatbot and exposing staff to external good practice.
UK data watchdog says tools used in targeted advertising ‘have a significant potential impact on individuals’ privacy'
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
IT association says results of second stage of website accessibility test indicate ‘ongoing challenge’ for councils
BT takes a look at the shifting nature of cyber threats, and how organisations can detect and prevent them
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
Payment system error comes just months after the pair signed a new 10-year deal
Company ditches plan to sell business after competition watchdog announces investigation - a move that will see the healthcare staff that rely on the tech left with no choice of network
BT has appointed six new regional directors for its public sector business across the UK
This year's DL100 shortlist sees Defra’s fishing licence service competing with DWP’s Check Your State Pension and Scottish government’s CivTech initiatives for digital public service innovation of the year
Last week’s local elections saw a swing to the Conservatives, with a few successes for Labour in the city mayoral polls. But, if the political landscape has shifted, David Walker says it remains to be seen if local government tech will move beyond business as usual.
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
Think tank warns that Home Office systems are a “long way from a fully digital service” that is needed to deal with the surge of permanent residency applications from EU nationals as the UK leaves the union
Project plans include using distributed ledger technology to give healthcare workers secure access to biometric data from wearables
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
Scoping exercise launched for an organisation to cut down duplication and add value to a tech ecosystem that ‘drifts too readily’ towards tech solutions in search of problems
BT looks at why the public sector shouldn’t see data security management of Smart Cities as an obstacle to innovation and progress