Public Sector

Government

Microsoft questions UK Government's ODF adoption pledge

News 23 Jul, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Francis Maude has confirmed government departments will adopt ODF, but Microsoft claims the benefits to UK citizens are "unclear"

Google Sign

Google slammed by Italian government over data protection

News 23 Jul, 2014 Clare Hopping

Italy has given Google 18 months to change its policies on data privacy

passport

Home Office £350m immigration IT system scrapped

News 22 Jul, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

National Audit Office report reveals details of ditched £347 million immigration caseload IT system

Education: from the slate to the tablet

Analysis & Insight 21 Jul, 2014 Jane McCallion

Education has changed immeasurably over the past 100 years. We chart how modern technology has revolutionised the way we learn

Online piracy

Piracy warnings to be emailed to perpetrators

News 21 Jul, 2014 Clare Hopping

Those who repeatedly download pirated material will receive up to four warnings advising them of the law

Electric car

UK government leads green car strategy

News 18 Jul, 2014 Clare Hopping

New central government car and van fleets will be powered by electricity

Internet search

Google and Microsoft to discuss Right to be Forgotten

News 18 Jul, 2014 Clare Hopping

The two tech companies have been invited alongside Yahoo to converse with EU privacy officials

Emergency Data Retention Bill passed through parliament

News 16 Jul, 2014 Clare Hopping

The Data Retention and Investigatory Powers (DRIP) Bill was approved via a majority of 436 to 49

GCHQ

GCHQ snooping tribunal hearing starts today

News 15 Jul, 2014 Rene Millman

Spooks under scrutiny by regulators after demands for hearings by privacy groups

Clyde River, Glasgow

Free Wi-Fi network goes live in Glasgow

News 14 Jul, 2014 Rene Millman

Glasgow-wide free Wi-Fi network arrives just in time for the Commonwealth Games

Apple Store

Apple can trademark store layouts, rules EU

News 14 Jul, 2014 Rene Millman

Copycat retailers may be forced to change shop layouts

Houses of Parliament

Government pushes emergency law to allow data snooping

News 10 Jul, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Government legislation will force telecoms companies to log customer info for government investigation

UK demands EU drops right to be forgotten law

News 10 Jul, 2014 Clare Hopping

The government has asked for the right to be forgotten law to be removed from new European Union data protection laws

Snowden: Just 10% of NSA data is terrorism-related

News 7 Jul, 2014 Alex Hamilton

New documents released by Edward Snowden reveal that only 10 per cent of the NSA’s collected data pertains to possible illegal activity

Angry Birds, Squeaky Dolphin, NoseySmurf: The NSA programs you never knew about

Analysis & Insight 4 Jul, 2014 Alex Hamilton

IT Pro takes you on a run down of some of the major NSA projects that may have passed you by over the last 12 months

Women in Technology

Government opens £1m fund to help businesswomen make most of superfast broadband

News 3 Jul, 2014 Alex Hamilton

New government fund set up to challenge female entrepreneurs to grow their companies

Francis Maude

HP airs concerns over Government SMB IT deals

News 3 Jul, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Tech giant has reportedly written to the Treasury to outline its concerns about the Government's ongoing SMB supplier push

Banned

UK ISPs block 1/5 websites on child protection grounds

News 2 Jul, 2014 Alex Hamilton

ISPs are blocking perfectly legal web pages in an attempt to protect children from the internet, a study suggests

Government

Government writes-off £56m ERP project

News 30 Jun, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Ministry of Justice makes a U-turn on multi-million pound IT contracts

spying

German government cans Verizon deal amid US spying

News 27 Jun, 2014 Rene Millman

Berlin cancels contract with telco in wake of Snowdon revelations

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