MPs and peers are set to question Home Secretary Theresa May on the privacy implications of the proposed Investigatory Powers Bill.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has confirmed it will expand its Universal Credit (UC) digital service tests, with the Treasury set to scrutinise the ‘final business case’ next year before it rolled out across the UK in May.

A survey conducted by Manta has found that 61 per cent of small business owners are still using Internet Explorer (IE) 8,9 and 10 despite the older browsers no longer being supported by Microsoft.

Information commissioner Christopher Graham has said there needs to be more transparency around the remit of surveillance powers that could encroach on the public’s privacy.

A new Internet of Things (IoT) research hub has been unveiled to drive innovation in the UK.

The government’s planned notification platform, GOV.UK Notify, could be operating by the end of February 2016.

EU officials have agreed on the wording of the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), following three years of negotiations.

Dorset’s five lower tier councils are funding the creation of a new website to boost tourist visits to the county.

Half of the UK’s counties now enable older persons' bus pass applications online, according to new research carried out by Socitm.

A flood data app designed by Dorset County Council has been used in Cumbria to improve flood risk management and recovery efforts.

The government is set to consider the expected costs of employing internet service providers (ISPs) to track citizen internet usage as part of the Investigatory Powers Bill.

Technology company Apple has warned that the government’s Investigatory Powers Bill could weaken the security of ‘personal data of millions of law abiding citizens’.

Cornwall Council has won a legal victory over BT giving it the right to terminate a ten-year outsourcing contract signed in 2013.

Home Office permanent secretary Mark Sedwill has said that the e-borders programme has delivered the essential capabilities and resilience required to protect entry in and out of the country.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced that free Wi-Fi will be made available in all NHS buildings in England, in a bid to reduce costs and improve patient experience.

Bristol mayor George Ferguson has topped a list of leaders in local government using social media.


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