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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.

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European Commission launches antitrust investigation into Facebook

The Commission has launched a new antitrust investigation into Facebook, as almost 7 million firms advertise on the platform and this data could be used to "distort competition".
upgrades

How the NHS can de-risk its modernisation to upgrade safely and efficiently

Steven Shepherd, Healthcare Director, SAS UK, explores how upgrades can be made in a way that is cost-efficient and where the NHS professionals asked to use those systems are comfortable with the upgrades.
assistive AI

Public safety and smart cities: How assistive AI will help

Jack Williams, Strategic Product Manager – AI & Analytics, Hexagon’s Safety & Infrastructure division, explores how assistive artificial intelligence (AI) will help public safety and smart cities of the future.
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Facial Recognition Technology: A tool for 21st century policing

Suzanne Gallagher, Associate, BCL Solicitors LLP, explains the current legal position in the balance between human rights, privacy and the use of biometric technology by the police and other groups.
open-source software, digital transformation

Open-source software as a force for good in local government

Will Huggins, CEO of Zoocha Ltd, explains why open-source software is emerging as a digital transformation enabler in local government.
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Tech experts discuss the three-year anniversary of GDPR

In this article, tech experts explore the core components of data governance and protection in today’s cyber business landscape and offer advice on how an organisation must act if a data breach occurs.
insurance

Is insurance the answer to Europe’s AI worries?

Saar Yoskovitz, Co-Founder & CEO at Augury,  argues that insurance is the key to monitoring artificial intelligence (AI), not regulation.
cloud-based system

How a modern cloud-based system can help the public sector

Andy Campbell, Global Solution Evangelist at FinancialForce, explains how a modern cloud-based system can help public sector organisations integrate their suite of business applications.
wearable health tech

Data potential of wearable health tech readings

Nicholas Kelly from Axela Ltd discusses the data potential of including wearable health tech readings in a ‘single customer view’ of healthcare.
Online Safety Bill

Online Safety Bill fails to protect society’s most vulnerable from malicious scammers

Charlie Shakeshaft, CEO of Individual Protection Solutions, reacts to the new Online Safety bill, acknowledging the pros and cons, and what more needs to be done by the government to ensure people are adequately protected online.
vaccine rollout

Communication strategies are critical for vaccine rollout

Adam Enterkin, Global SVP Sales at BlackBerry, explores the critical role of secure crisis communications for the vaccine rollout and the value of a communication strategy to combat misinformation.
cloud hosting

CCS Cloud Compute agreement granted for hyperscale cloud hosting

The new Crown Commercial Services (CCS) agreement, Cloud Compute, will enable public and third sector organisations to purchase high volume cloud hosting solutions flexibly.
efficient data-driven decisions

How can the public sector make critical and efficient data-driven decisions?

Christian Marsden, Head of Financial Services and Government at Dun & Bradstreet, discusses how the public sector can make critical and efficient data-driven decisions.
assisted living

How IoT is revolutionising the wellbeing of residents in assisted living

Emma Mahy, CEO and co-founder of IoT Solutions Group, discusses how Internet of Things (IoT) technology is being used to help local authorities improve their adult social care services.
low-touch economy

How technology innovations have helped fast-track the low-touch economy

Here, Fulcare look at how businesses and workers are innovating their jobs to fit in with the new low-touch economy.
cybersecurity risk assessment

Creating a cybersecurity risk assessment

Barry O'Donnell, Chief Operating Officer at TSG, discusses the importance of carrying out a thorough risk assessment, to identify the systems which need protecting most urgently.
importance of GDPR

Facebook facing scrutiny should act as a reminder about the importance of GDPR

AJ Thompson, CCO Northdoor, states that Facebook facing scrutiny by European regulators should act as a reminder to all about the importance of GDPR.
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Crown Commercial Service extends G-Cloud 12 to 2022

Crown Commercial Service has announced that it has extended G-Cloud 12 to 2022, a further 12 months from its original end date.
data-driven age

What can the public sector do to prosper in this new data-driven age?

Charles Southwood, Regional VP Northern Europe and MEA at Denodo, discusses how the pandemic has become a digital catalyst for the public sector and what organisations need to do to prosper in this new data-driven age.
sensitive data

How can businesses protect sensitive data in a remote working landscape?

Anurag Kahol, CTO of Bitglass, discusses how businesses can effectively protect sensitive consumer data in a remote working business landscape.

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