Public Sector

Spam email

ICO raids Welsh claims management firm over nuisance text alerts

News 21 Aug, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Data protection watchdog said raid will help it ascertain whether or not to take enforcement action

Hypercat gets £1.6m extra funding for Internet of Things work

News 21 Aug, 2014 Caroline Preece

Hypercat’s work to develop an open standard for the internet of things is to receive additional funding from the UK Government


BYOD policies in local government explored

News 21 Aug, 2014 Clare Hopping

Some local governments are further ahead than others with BYOD, research finds

Self-driving lorries to hit UK streets in 2015

News 19 Aug, 2014 Clare Hopping

The lorries will allow whole convoys to transport goods with just one driver

Apple user data now stored on Chinese servers

News 18 Aug, 2014 Rosie Clarke

Consumer electronics giant confirms user data will now be stored on servers based in China

One millionth superfast broadband connection installed

News 8 Aug, 2014 Clare Hopping

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid said the nationwide rollout is on track to get superfast broadband to 95% of the UK by 2017


Six university security Masters degrees approved by GCHQ

News 4 Aug, 2014 Clare Hopping

The Masters degrees aim to train internet security experts in the name of national security

Skills gap

European Commission urges education ministers to close IT skills gap

News 30 Jul, 2014 Clare Hopping

Two members of the European Commission have requested ministers use their positions to build ICT skills across the continent

Doctor NHS

NHS IT project failure could cost taxpayers £700m

News 29 Jul, 2014 Clare Hopping

NHS IT project's contract with Fujitsu ended in a legal dispute and a hefty bill for the government

Internet scam

London Police to use pop-up ads to flag illegal websites

News 29 Jul, 2014 Clare Hopping

The initiative marks the first time a pop-up advert has been used to tackle illegal activity online, it is claimed


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"

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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


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 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