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...
Information Commissioner's Office raps city council over data breaches
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
DVLA saw £200m loss in revenue following digitation of tax disc
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.
EU data watchdog calls for ‘significant improvements’ to Privacy Shield
European Data Protection Supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli has said that the Privacy Shield agreement is not robust enough to withstand future legal scrutiny.
Councils sidelining information governance teams, says ICO official
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.
Councils aim at £1m savings through service to tackle fraudulent claims
Six councils have signed up to a fraud and error review service provided by the technology company CapacityGrid.
Open service standard for emergency services agreed
The government has agreed an open service standard for emergency services, aimed at helping to standardise ICT interfaces and equipment.
Digital economy bill set to ease rules on public data sharing
The government has announced that it will introduce legislation to ease the sharing of data held by public bodies.
Dell appointed to decommission Government Gateway
Dell Corporation will be paid £820,000 to wind down the Government Gateway citizen identification system, as it is replaced by GOV.UK Verify.
Data blunder leads to £185,000 fine for NHS trust
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.
Have the rules around gifts and hospitality really changed?
CIPFA examines what individuals can do to ensure compliance with rules around gift giving.
Top 10 tips for building an anti-fraud culture
CIPFA Counter Fraud Centre offers its top 10 tips to protecting your organisation from the evolving risks of fraud.
When it comes to bribery, prevention is better than cure
CIPFA examines the ‘red flags’ in behaviour that will help individuals notice if they're running foul of the UK Bribery Act 2010.
Councils ripped off by software firms over tax changes
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 looks to Leeds Beckett University to tackle online crime
West Yorkshire Police has teamed up with digital crime specialist at Leeds Beckett University to develop new ways of fighting cybercrime.
Google faces Android probe by European Union
The European Commission has accused Google of using its Android mobile operating system to abuse its dominant position.
Public sector to make use of cyber resilience toolkit
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.
European Parliament votes to adopt data protection package
Public bodies have two years to apply new data protection rules following their adoption by the European Parliament.
Trust lacking in public cloud among government ICT pros
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.
Councils' fraud and corruption strategy outlines key digital role
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.
Proposals aimed at easing public sector data sharing
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.
Watchdog warns government to improve fraud data
"Gaps and inconsistencies" in government data make it hard to work out the true scale of fraud in the public sector, according to the public spending watchdog.