59 per cent of population experience issues with broadband, survey finds

A new Which? survey has found that 59 per cent of households (16 million people) across England experienced some kind of problem with their home internet connection in the last year.

IPSA mistakenly publishes MPs’ confidential data

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) has confirmed confidential personal information about 3,000 MPs' staff and their salaries has been mistakenly published online.

CCGs launch online services for elderly patients

Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire CCGs have been awarded £272,000 to set up an online video technology service linking GPs with their elderly patients, in a bid to save £1 million.

Weston General Hospital launches app for ‘paperless’ communication

Nursing staff at Weston General Hospital are switching to smartphone-based technology to replace the current paper-based systems.

CMA highlights benefits of digital comparison tools

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published a paper on its market study into digital comparison tools (DCTs), exploring the tools’ increasing use in helping people decide what to buy.

Encrypted messaging services should not allow terrorists to hide, Rudd says

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said that encrypted messaging services such as WhatsApp should not offer terrorists a place to hide.

Proposals to make council webcasting compulsory

The Welsh government has announced new proposals to make council webcasting of meetings compulsory.

PAC calls for more action on improving CCS

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has advised that the government can make substantial savings from buying common goods and services centrally, but that the results of the its latest attempt to do so have been ‘disappointing’.

DfT announces laptop ban for certain flights

The UK and US have announced new carry-on restrictions banning large electronic devices on certain passenger flight, with US media reporting that s

Councils must embrace smart technology

A new report has argued that councils must become more creative and collaborative in their use of technology in order to plan for future problems.

Quarter of councils don’t have data protection officer

A survey by the ICO has revealed that a quarter of councils are yet to appoint a data protection officer.

Internet lessons to help pupils thrive online

The Lords Communications Committee has said that children learning internet safety is as important as learning to read and write.

A report, published in Health Technology, examining the deal between London’s Royal Free Hospital and DeepMind has raised concern that there are serious ‘inadequacies’ with the agreement.

Wales council wards among top 10 with slowest download speeds, figures show

Figures from the House of Commons library have shown that seven out of 10 of the council wards with the slowest download speeds are in Wales.

Councils should show how they are utilising CCTV

The National Surveillance Camera Strategy has called on councils to share information about how they are using surveillance camera systems.

Leicester City Council signs new software agreement to transform operations

Leicester City Council, has partnered with enterprise software provider TechnologyOne to modernise IT and transform business operations.

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