IT consultancy Socitm has called for the government to consult councils when mapping out national cyber security policies.

Haringey has launched a new digital customer platform that will give residents online access to council tax and housing benefit transactions.

Data regulators are expected to meet to decide how business data should be handled, following last year’s court ruling that invalidated the Safe Harbour agreement with the US.

IT staffing firm TEKsystems have declared that security is deterring businesses from adopting Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives.

The proposed Investigatory Powers Bill ‘lacks clarity’ and needs to offer more clarification to technology firms about how record will be stored, according to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee.

Lincolnshire County Council’s computer system was brought down by ransomware demanding payment of £1 million.

According to research conducted by IT firm CGI, numerous civil servants are failing to share data with councils, despite the call for greater cooperation.

Theresa May has said that too much money is still spent on expensive, fragmented and outdated IT systems in policing.

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is set to launch a new data sharing authority, named GM-Connect, to help its public services share data information.

The Department of Health (DoH) has selected G-Cloud provider dxw to drive forward its digital transformation project, including the provision of a new intranet for DoH staff to access and publish information online, enabling greater productivity.

The government has opened a new Cyber Safe programme designed to support cyber security startups in developing innovative technical solutions to keep the UK safe from cyber attacks.

MPs have launched an inquiry following the £130 million settlement between Google and HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

techUk has teamed up with Tech London Advocates and Centre for London to call on the next London Mayor to put technology at the heart of the city’s future.

According to a Freedom of Information (FoI) request submitted by BBC Radio 5 live, the number of UK council workers suspended for breaking social media rules has risen.

Google has confirmed it will pay a £130 million tax bill to the government in order to cover the last ten years of its operation in the UK.

Aberdeen City Council has signed a £1 million contract for private cloud and data centre services.


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