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 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
The UK collected £200 million less vehicle tax in the six months after the paper tax disc was abolished, in comparison to the previous year.
European Data Protection Supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli has said that the Privacy Shield agreement is not robust enough to withstand future legal scrutiny.
Data security incidents in local government rose by 34% at the start of 2016, but John-Pierre Lamb of the Information Commissioner’s Office says some solutions are easy to implement. Gill Hitchcock reports.
Six councils have signed up to a fraud and error review service provided by the technology company CapacityGrid.
The government has agreed an open service standard for emergency services, aimed at helping to standardise ICT interfaces and equipment.
The government has announced that it will introduce legislation to ease the sharing of data held by public bodies.
Dell Corporation will be paid £820,000 to wind down the Government Gateway citizen identification system, as it is replaced by GOV.UK Verify.
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has been fined £185,000 after the information watchdog said it had “played fast and loose” with personal details of its staff.
CIPFA examines what individuals can do to ensure compliance with rules around gift giving.
CIPFA Counter Fraud Centre offers its top 10 tips to protecting your organisation from the evolving risks of fraud.
CIPFA examines the ‘red flags’ in behaviour that will help individuals notice if they're running foul of the UK Bribery Act 2010.
Software vendors have been allowed to hike prices they charge to local authorities grappling with changes to council tax, a government report has found.
West Yorkshire Police has teamed up with digital crime specialist at Leeds Beckett University to develop new ways of fighting cybercrime.
The European Commission has accused Google of using its Android mobile operating system to abuse its dominant position.
Staff working in a number of public sector bodies will have access to a new information resource to promote cyber resilience within the business community as part of a new project.
Public bodies have two years to apply new data protection rules following their adoption by the European Parliament.
Almost a third of government ICT professionals don’t trust the public cloud to keep their data secure – a much higher proportion than the private sector.
Local authorities must increase their investment in digital technology a part of a radical change in approach to tackling fraud, according to a new government strategy.
Government bodies will be able to share personal data with other “public agencies” as long as the purpose is to improve the welfare of the individual in question, under legislation proposed by the government.