Government offers £120k for leader of Public Sector Fraud Authority
Newly established data-centric entity begins recruitment for first permanent head
HMRC seeks complete ‘digital fingerprint’ of online interactions to help fight fraud
Tax agency engages with suppliers that could provide tools to capture and analyse a wide range...
Cabinet Office migrates data as Covid fraud hotline is wound down
Dedicated reporting tools for coronavirus-related scams are being shuttered and case information...
TechUK urges police forces to shift to the cloud and increase online crime reporting
Police forces need to increase their use of online crime reporting tools, live-streaming videos and adoption of cloud-based systems, TechUK has said.techUK estimates the cost of police time spent on low level crime reporting to be £130m a year.3
HMRC launches online anti-money laundering tool
The UK’s tax authority will introduce an online system for businesses to register to its anti-money laundering schemes next year.
Former NHS IT director admits to fraud that cost hospital £81,000
A former director of ICT at a Surrey NHS trust has pleaded guilty to corruption after receiving payments to award a contract worth £950,000 to a supplier.
Scottish social care providers must not wait for the limitations of analogue telecare to appear before adopting digital
With current approaches to Scotland’s social services labelled unsustainable, and health care similarly under pressure, Tom Morton of Communicare247 urges providers to realise the potential for digital technology now.
Brexit for good? Seeking facts on the digital opportunities of leaving the EU
What opportunities could there be for digital n the UK as it exits the European Union? Digital consultant William Perrin is on a mission to find out. Here, he tells PublicTechnology about his latest research project.
GDS admits ‘Show the Thing’ catchphrase has lost meaning over time
The Government Digital Service has said that the meaning of the buzzwords and phrases it uses have faded as the people who came up with them have left the service.
Ransomware attacks on the up at NHS trusts
The number of NHS trusts being targeted by cyber attacks is on the rise, with reports indicating that at least 28 were hit by ransomware in the past year.
MI6 plans to bolster staff numbers in face of advances in digital technology
The Secret Intelligence Service MI6 is reported to be recruiting almost 1,000 new staff in response to rapid changes in technology and increasing amounts of digital information.
How to fight procurement fraud in an age of austerity
CIPFA examines what can be done to stem the rise of procurement fraud
Health committee calls for rethink of NHS data sharing practices
MPs have slammed poor data-sharing practices within the UK’s healthcare systems and urged the Department of Health to review NHS Digital’s role in linking health and social care data.
Redbridge Council told to improve data protection training and governance
The Information Commissioner’s Office has said that London Borough of Redbridge Council needs to make considerable improvements to its data protection practices.
Crown Commercial Service reveals digital transformation spending
The Crown Commercial Service spent £700,000 on its Digital Transformation Programme during 2015/16, a cost which contributed to a deficit of £8.6m.
Cost challenges identified for local government ID verification
More work is needed to establish the costs and savings from extending the government’s identity verification service to local government, according to the Government Digital Service.
London fraud hub gets data analytics support from CIPFA
An anti-fraud partnership between London councils has appointed the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) to provide data analytics.
Cambridgeshire warned to improve data protection
Cambridgeshire County Council has been warned that it could be breaching the law because it cannot currently delete records held on its children, family and adults systems.
Windows XP use 'puts Met Police data at risk'
Data is at risk because the Metropolitan Police is still running 27,000 computers on the Windows XP operating system, according to a London Assembly member.
Supplier warned over G-Cloud procurement
A supplier to regeneration quango the Homes and Communities Agency has been censured for breaking G-Cloud procurement rules.
Report suggests Facebook activity could be used for online identity verification
The public has become more amenable to allowing the government access to online accounts like Facebook and PayPal in order to help it verify who they are, according to research by the Open Identity Exchange.
Digital Economy Bill lays path for greater public data sharing
Public authorities will be granted more powers to share their data with other bodies through proposals set out in the Digital Economy Bill, which was laid before Parliament yesterday.
Councils told to embed data matching to make savings
A data-sharing initiative across Scottish public bodies has found fraud and error costs worth almost £17 million since 2014.
Brunel professor: Singapore internet block isn’t a backwards step
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.