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UK unveils Data Reform Bill, scrapping parts of GDPR and promising £1 billion in savings
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UK unveils Data Reform Bill, scrapping parts of GDPR and promising £1 billion in savings

The reforms, which stop short of abolishing GDPR entirely, also include an overhaul to the Information Commissioner's Office and a watering-down of ru…
16 Jun 2022
Worldwide government IT spending forecasted to grow 5% in 2022
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public sector

Worldwide government IT spending forecasted to grow 5% in 2022

In the UK, this is forecasted to be 3.8% in 2022 and it is predicted to reach 6.9% in 2023
13 Jun 2022
New health data strategy to consult public on NHS data use
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public sector

New health data strategy to consult public on NHS data use

The government also revealed that only 45% of social care providers use a digital social care record
13 Jun 2022
IT Pro 20/20: Disrupting cyber security
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cyber security

IT Pro 20/20: Disrupting cyber security

Issue 29 looks at the companies and trends aiming to shake up the industry in 2022
8 Jun 2022
Second ransomware group attacks Costa Rica
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Second ransomware group attacks Costa Rica

The country’s health service has had its systems affected by the new attack
1 Jun 2022
CISA adds 41 vulnerabilities to catalog of exploited bugs
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cyber security

CISA adds 41 vulnerabilities to catalog of exploited bugs

Organizations are required to fix the flaws by June 13 and 14 to “reduce their exposure to cyber attacks”
27 May 2022
UK government opens public consultation on data centre security
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data centres

UK government opens public consultation on data centre security

The call for views will run for eight weeks as the government begins the early stages of its latest step toward cyber resilience
26 May 2022
BT to invest almost £100 million in innovative 5G and edge business use cases
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Technology

BT to invest almost £100 million in innovative 5G and edge business use cases

The investment is part of the newly-unveiled Charter that aims to benefit BT’s 1.2 million business and public sector customers
18 May 2022
Booz Allen Hamilton wins NASA’s $622m CyPrESS contract
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Security

Booz Allen Hamilton wins NASA’s $622m CyPrESS contract

The IDIQ ‌contract‌ ‌will strengthen NASA’s ‌‌‌cyber security and privacy efforts
18 May 2022
Ministry of Defence pledges resilience to all known vulnerabilities and cyber attack methods by 2030
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Security

Ministry of Defence pledges resilience to all known vulnerabilities and cyber attack methods by 2030

New MoD cyber security strategy is underpinned by a 'secure by design' approach that will run across the organisation
18 May 2022
Ransomware group Conti threatens to overthrow Costa Rican government
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ransomware

Ransomware group Conti threatens to overthrow Costa Rican government

It has urged citizens to go out onto the streets to demand their government pays the ransomware demand
17 May 2022
UK data watchdog cut IT spending by £1.2 million during pandemic
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public sector

UK data watchdog cut IT spending by £1.2 million during pandemic

The ICO’s IT budget has been slashed by around 23% since 2019
12 May 2022
Australian state transport agency hit by cyber attack
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Australian state transport agency hit by cyber attack

It warned that scammers might try to capitalise on the incident and told customers not to respond to unsolicited contact from anyone claiming to be fr…
4 May 2022
Gaia-X: The last chance saloon for Europe’s visionary cloud project
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Cloud

Gaia-X: The last chance saloon for Europe’s visionary cloud project

Beset by technical and political problems, is Gaia-X finally ready to secure European data sovereignty – or is it a “byzantine” project that's doomed …
4 May 2022
UK plan to abandon big tech regulator powers “makes no sense”
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Policy & legislation

UK plan to abandon big tech regulator powers “makes no sense”

The government will reportedly not give any statutory powers to the Digital Markets Unit, meaning it won’t be able to set any rules or impose fines on…
3 May 2022
How governments can build resilience in a new normal
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Whitepaper

How governments can build resilience in a new normal

The cloud enables the flexibility public organisations need to overcome disruption
27 Apr 2022
Northern leaders irate as No 10's Levelling Up strategy fails to deliver
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Northern leaders irate as No 10's Levelling Up strategy fails to deliver

Marginalised leaders across the north say promises of EU-equivalent funding have yet to materialise
26 Apr 2022
AWS launches quantum random number generator
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cloud computing

AWS launches quantum random number generator

The cloud giant is using an Australian university’s technology to help customers access random numbers for experiments through an API
26 Apr 2022
What is a freedom of information (FOI) request?
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Policy & legislation

What is a freedom of information (FOI) request?

We look at the mechanism citizens can use to hold public bodies to account
22 Apr 2022
Palantir's poaching of former NHSX AI chief branded “scandalous”
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public sector

Palantir's poaching of former NHSX AI chief branded “scandalous”

The controversial tech company is currently competing for a £240 million NHS federated data platform (FDP) contract
22 Apr 2022
Report: UK businesses are less secure when using police-endorsed cyber security tool
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Security

Report: UK businesses are less secure when using police-endorsed cyber security tool

The cyber security researcher found the developer of the free software to be "incompetent" and the myriad flaws in the cyber crime-fighting monitoring…
20 Apr 2022
Why Singapore stopped building data centres
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Why Singapore stopped building data centres

With the city-state partially lifting its three-year moratorium on new constructions, Singapore has become a microcosm for the global shift to green d…
20 Apr 2022
AWS strengthens hold on Australian public sector with renewed government deal
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cloud computing

AWS strengthens hold on Australian public sector with renewed government deal

The deal will make it easier for AWS partners to work with government entities
14 Apr 2022