Policy on public sector use of US cloud under review as uncertainty grows over post-Brexit data transfers

21 September 2020

GDS and NHS Digital asked to review policies after collapse of Privacy Shield agreement and ongoing lack of data adequacy status with EU

DCMS taps consultancy to help build transformation plan

21 September 2020

Digital department is expecting ‘increased responsibilities’ as government works on coronavirus recovery

NHS opens bidding on £1bn PC and print framework

18 September 2020

Suppliers sought across six lots covering a comprehensive range of end-user devices

Scotland to create ten 5G hubs

18 September 2020

Scottish Government supports network of connectivity sites with £4m funding

Reforms will allow civil service to ‘respond faster and better to the needs of the public’, PM claims

18 September 2020

Boris Johnson tells select committee that pandemic response has shown ‘there are some times when we need to move faster’

‘Unless you get the ethics of data right, you'll fail on the effectiveness as well’

17 September 2020

The head of the Royal Statistical Society Stian Westlake talks algorithms, politicians and the current ‘favourable wind’ gathering in government behind his profession

The coronavirus ‘infodemic’: truth and conspiracy online

15 September 2020

The spread of online misinformation during the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated a public health crisis. PublicTechnology digs into a recent parliamentary inquiry to find out more about the response from social media companies and government

Lifesaving data – how NHS Digital has worked with researchers to support coronavirus response

4 September 2020

Research director Tom Denwood explains how the national digital services agency has helped use information to better understand issues including effective treatments for Covid-19 and the impact on patients suffering from other conditions

What does the Huawei ban mean for the Emergency Services Network?

20 August 2020

The Home Office tells PublicTechnology work is on track and security risks are ‘minimal’. But onlookers remain concerned about the implications of the presence of Huawei technology in the new network for police, fire and ambulance services.

Inside DWP’s digital coronavirus response – APIs, reuse and micro-services

28 July 2020

In the face of huge demand for its services, the DWP was able to call on a library of reusable tools, the department’s integration lead Jacqui Leggetter tells PublicTechnology

Policymakers must start asking difficult questions on the ethics of AI in healthcare

9 September 2020

Government needs to begin working with citizens and industry to address the risks created by the use of new technology, according to Jessica Morley and Luciano Floridi of the Oxford Internet Institute

Blended learning: how one college adapted to coronavirus and what happens next

1 September 2020

Bournemouth and Poole College was quick to roll out remote-access tools and is now planning for a future in which technology plays a bigger role, according to technical officer Keith Ball

How Bradford Council has worked to keep tourism alive with virtual visits

31 July 2020

Ahead of Yorkshire Day tomorrow – and as the city re-enters localised restrictions – we hear from the authority’s VisitBradford tourism chief Rachel Oxborough about how it has used online engagement to keep in touch with visitors and residents in recent months 

Videoconferencing can benefit the NHS and patients long after coronavirus

21 July 2020

The pandemic has provided a pressing use case for remote consultations but, according to Rowan Pritchard Jones of St Helens and Knowsley NHS trust, the technology has a lot to offer in the long term

Letter from Australia: how the government got serious on cybersecurity

10 July 2020

CyberArk, our sponsor for PublicTechnology Cyber Week, writes about how industry and government are working together to meet Australia’s cyber challenges

NHS Digital on how its Secure Boundary is protecting trusts from cyberthreats

9 July 2020

The perimeter security programme is already protecting thousands of NHS services and wants to work with more trusts, according to Rosie Underwood