CAP consults on tougher standards for broadband advertising claims

The Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) has published a public consultation seeking views on different options to strengthen the standards around broadband speed claims.

Councils risking personal data, study suggests

Research conducted by FalconStor has found that local authorities are putting the personal data of 3.5 million citizens at risk by not having a Disaster Recovery (DR) plan in place, LocalGov has reported.

Hull Council signs new contract to implement CRM portal

Hull City Council has entered a new partnership with Civica Digita to provide a Digital Enablement Suite to increase the efficiency of back office

Gloucestershire CC apologises over data breech

Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) has apologised to 14 vulnerable adults whose personal details were published online.

Front line digital knowledge ‘inadequate’

A new report has found that four in ten HR leaders rate digital knowledge of front line staff as ‘inadequate’.

Digital Economy Bill receives Royal Assent

The Digital Economy Bill has received Royal Assent, paving the way for a better digital future.

Khan launches database to name criminal landlords

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced a new online data base to name and shame criminal landlords and letting agents who exploit their tenants.

New mayors should adopt digital first mindset

techUK has said that newly elected mayors should put digital at the heart of their plans to deliver the best on digital devolution.

NI electronic voter registration not in place for snap election

An electronic voter registration will not be in place in Northern Ireland for the snap general election on 8 June, despite legislation being passed in December to implement the systems.

Free tech tools aiding cyber crime, NCA warns

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has warned that young people are being helped into cyber crime by getting involved with free tools such as game-cheat websites or forums concerned with modifying games.

Councils warned over cloud service adoption

Local authorities are being warned to research before switching to the cloud, a study has found.

Report explores digital leadership in local government

LGiU says local councillors are not ‘digital dinosaurs’ as they investigate digital technology, governance and leadership in local authorities.

Survey reveals best and worst broadband providers

A Which? customer satisfaction survey has revealed that TalkTalk and BT are the worst broadband suppliers, with Sky and EE also scoring poorly.

Young cyber criminals helped by free hacking tools

The NCA has warned that young people are slipping into criminal cyber activity as a result of the availability of free, easy-to-use hacking tools.

Six month communication gap for emergency services

Emergency services face a ‘potentially catastrophic’ six-month period without a crucial communications system, the PAC has warned.

Half of UK firms hit by cyber breach, DCMS figures show

The Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has urged companies to protect themselves against cyber crime after statistics have found nearly half of all UK businesses suffered a cyber breach or attack in the past 12 months.