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Open Access Government’s technology category has plenty of very recent and updated information on all the key topics on this ever-expanding market. 

Within this section, you can find articles on topics such as cybercrime, data protection and online harms. And we also touch upon the relevant topics such as social media and its potential danger and its ongoing need for regulation. The protection of personal data in the modern age is a topic is something we touch upon often in the contexts of revenge porn and other forms. Topics such as Cybersecurity in relation to business and the domination of ‘The Cloud’ are very popular.

We all cover a wide range of information concerning the emerging potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and the many developments and ethical arguments within this topic. we have experts giving their opinion on the future of AI and how it will move forward. We also look at AI and its involvement in healthcare.

We also cover the Internet of Things (IoT) along with the use of data and GDPR related issues.

role of technology in ophthalmology

The role of technology in ophthalmology

Mr Romesh Angunawela, Founding Partner, Ophthalmic Consultants of London, enlightens us on the role of technology in ophthalmology as part of the NHS’s efforts to tackle the COVID backlog.
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Why the European Commission wants to pool Europe’s data

The EC hopes that shared public and private data lakes will create successes: Michal Gabrielczyk, Cambridge Consultants, believes the benefits of the strategy could ripple well beyond Europe.
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Ensuring artificial intelligence is humane and regulated

Alejandro Saucedo, Member of the European Commission's High Level Expert Group Reserve List on AI and Engineering Director at Seldon, argues that to ensure artificial intelligence is humane, it must be regulated.
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The importance of soft skills in a tech-focused world

Sascha Giese, Head Geek™, SolarWinds, discusses the importance of soft skills for IT professionals, and steps they can take to develop these.
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How would you define digital transformation?

Salvatore Sinno, Chief Security Architect and Director of Cybersecurity Innovation at Unisys speaks to Open Access Government about how he defines digital transformation.
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Why local government still prioritises intuition over a data-driven approach

Shahid Younis, CEO of the Data Whizz Academy, examines why local government still prioritises intuition over a data-driven approach.
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NHS Trusts must step up cyber security ahead of Data Protection and Security Toolkit...

AJ Thompson, CCO at Northdoor plc, highlights the need for NHS Trusts to demonstrate GDPR compliance and protect its infrastructure ahead of the new Data Protection and Security Toolkit (DPST) deadline.
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Uncovering the potential of cloud in the public sector

Michael Chalmers, Managing Director at Contino, explores the three easy steps that can be taken to uncover the potential of cloud in the public sector.
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Six core capabilities to modernise public sector IT infrastructures

Stan Lowe, CISO, Zscaler, examines the six core capabilities that are needed for security modernisation in government agencies, particularly now with increasingly complex hybrid environments and more mobile work.
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Tech researchers: UK government should rethink track and trace

Lancaster University researchers suggest that the UK government should work with a deeper understanding of public priorities for track and trace.
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Empowering patients via video consultations

COVID-19 has provided an all-too-real use case for video consultations in the NHS, but it’s the power it gives patients over their own care, that will ensure it survives long after the pandemic, says Rowan Pritchard Jones.
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How data virtualisation can aid public/private sectors during, and after, COVID-19

Alberto Pan, Chief Technical Officer, Denodo, explores the role that data integration is currently playing in the global pandemic by enabling response teams and governments to gain the upper hand and start planning for a future post COVID-19.
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Crisis communications: Why local authorities should adopt open source technologies

Tom Bianchi, VP of digital experience company, Acquia, explores how content can engage and better connect citizens with local authorities.
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How automation can deliver effective risk assessments for front-line workers

James Duez, CEO of intelligent automation firm, Rainbird, explores how automation can be used for delivering the effective risk assessments that our front-line workers deserve.
town planning

What impact can AI have on town planning?

Robin Barber, Product Owner of Built Environment at Arcus Global, explores how artificial intelligence (AI) can play a role in town planning.
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5 ways to prevent data breaches and cyber attacks

The British Assessment Bureau has compiled a list of 5 preventative measures for organisations to avoid data breaches and cyber attacks.
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Accelerating government digital transformation to stand the test of time

Scott Wilson, Director of Service, eFax, explores how government digital transformation will be accelerated even faster, by embracing new digital ways of working.
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FBI investigates Twitter attack on high-profile celebrities

The FBI has launched an investigation after a cyberattack on high-profile US figures in an apparent Bitcoin scam.
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Russia behind APT29 cyberattack on UK vaccine trials

Today (16 July) the UK Government confirmed an APT29 cyberattack, on the UK's COVID-19 vaccine trials and previously the 2019 General Election.
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After lockdown: UK will see 27% increase in digital socialisation

Research by Sungard AS found that the UK will see a 27% increase in digital socialisation post-COVID.

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