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.

Welsh NHS investigates data breach

The Welsh NHS has launched an investigation after the details of thousands of medical staff were stolen from private contractor Landauer, which processes data on behalf of the Welsh NHS.

DCMS welcomes response to cyber security apprenticeship scheme

The Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has announced almost 1,250 people have applied for 23 cyber security apprentice roles in three-week application period.

Police IT scheme collapse loses £200m

An Audit Scotland report has urged Police Scotland to reassess its IT needs after the collapse of a multi-million pound computer project.

Technology funding boost in Budget

Chancellor Philip Hammond has presented the 2017 Spring Budget, with the announcement of an additional funding for 5G technology.

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council has signed a contract with Capita One to improve integration between its computer systems and simplify data sharing across children’s services.

New research published by Big Brother Watch has issued criticism for local authorities over their use of body-worn cameras.

10 per cent of councils to cut comms team

A survey has revealed that one on every ten councils are planning to reduce staff numbers in their communications teams this year.

Digital tech to tackle congestion in Newcastle

Newcastle City Council is extending an innovative scheme that uses smart technology to help manage traffic flow.

Government launches Digital Strategy

The government has launched its Digital Strategy which aims to create a world-leading digital economy that works for everyone.

New digital framework attracts 2,000 SMEs

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) and Government Digital Service (GDS) have launched the new Digital Outcomes and Specialists 2 framework to supply technical expertise to the public sector.

DCMS launches new internet safety drive

The Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has announced it has begun work on a refreshed Internet Safety Strategy, which aims to ensure the UK becomes the safest place in the world for you people to go online.

The Department for Culture Media & Sport (DCMS) has announced new measures to support Britain’s world-leading AI sector as part of a Digital Strategy, due to published on 1 March, to boost growth and deliver a ‘thriving, outward-looking digital economy that works for everyone’.

Consultation launched on Investigatory powers

The Home Office has launched a consultation on five new codes of practice under the Investigatory Powers Act 2016.

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