Digital minister: ‘It’s important to the government that the British public has confidence in how we use their data’
In a piece written for PublicTechnology, parliamentary secretary Alex Burghart discusses progress with One Login and the significance of legislative changes
How Oxford University is using data to empower underrepresented groups in entrepreneurship
The question is not whether a diversity of talent exists, but how do we enable all to move...
Government should publish user research for the public good
Departments now possess vast volumes of data on citizens' experiences of digital services and...
Digital government should be central to the UK's role in the post-Brexit world
The nation's expertise in online services and transformation could help forge connections with other countries, according to Tanya Filer from Cambridge University and Antonio Weiss of The PSC
Policymakers must start asking difficult questions on the ethics of AI in healthcare
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
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
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
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
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
The perimeter security programme is already protecting thousands of NHS services and wants to work with more trusts, according to Rosie Underwood
How Brexit Britain could become a surveillance state
The UK has tended to only introduce data-protection laws in conjunction with EU legislation and, according to Ray Walsh from ProPrivacy, the post-Brexit world may see the country prioritise authorities’ access to personal data over citizens' right to privacy
Fewer frameworks and more ministerial muscle – how government can make good on its SME agenda
The results of techUK’s annual GovTech SME Survey suggest the Digital Marketplace has made a positive impact on access to the public sector tech market but, according to Henry Rex, there are barriers still to be overcome
More must be done to realise the value of geospatial data
Government’s Geospatial Commission has made some promising progress but Leigh Dodds of the ODI believes that increasing the openness of data and enhancing support for local government should be among the next steps
‘We need your data’ – how the ONS is mobilising the power of information in the fight against coronavirus
As the UK enters its ninth week of lockdown, interim deputy national statistician Frankie Kay calls for organisations to bring their data together to address the nation’s challenges
Digital is needed now more than ever
PublicTechnology editor Sam Trendall salutes the outstanding efforts of public sector technologists in helping to respond to coronavirus
Maintaining agile culture while working remotely
A lack of physical proximity need not be a barrier to collaboration and an inclusive culture, according Rasmus Koefoed-Jespersen and Susheel Dodeja of BJSS
The five-point guide to passing a GDS alpha assessment
Clearly understanding your MVP, managing ambiguity, and involving assessors in your project are among the top tips offered by Christina Ehlers of BJSS SPARCK
It’s all about you? Service discovery beyond organisational boundaries
The discovery phase is the time to set the course for transformation. Service-design professionals need to ensure the journey is embarked upon throughout – and beyond – their organisation, believes Gordon Haywood of BJSS SPARCK
How policymakers can restore public trust in data privacy
The digital and data-driven economy has had a significant impact on our privacy. Siân Brooke from the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford examines how policy professionals should respond.
The pandemic is breeding opportunists and opportunities
Coronavirus could be a boon for cybercriminals, but could also be an ideal time for organisations to tune up their security, writes Henry Asson of the PublicTechnology events series
Could coronavirus be the catalyst for digital democracy and national transformation?
The Covid-19 pandemic has profoundly changed how we live. Neil McEvoy of DigitalScot.net asks how the new way of life might impact what happens once the current crisis is over.
How sustainable is the world and how can we know?
Fiona Dawe of the ONS explains how the organisation is using existing data and new techniques of gathering information to better understand sustainability across economic, environmental, and public health factors
Technology in the time of coronavirus
PublicTechnology editor Sam Trendall on the immense importance of government digital and data professionals, at a time when a lot of things suddenly seem less important than they did just a few days ago
The Sisyphean task of interoperability should be the NHS’s biggest tech priority
Standards and clear leadership are needed to make progress in this crucial area, according to Tom Russell of techUK