Technology News

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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Has data protection become another casualty of COVID-19?

Julian Hayes and Andrew Watson of the Data Protection team at BCL Solicitors consider if data protection has become another casualty of COVID-19.
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Gearing up the public sector’s cybersecurity management

John Hurst, Public Sector Sales Director, CyberArk, discusses why the public sector is in dire need to gear up its cybersecurity management.
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Deploying technology to support key workers in the fight against COVID-19

Jim Darragh, CEO of Totalmobile, explores how rapidly deployable technologies are ready and available to help tackle the challenges faced by field-based public sector workers during the fight against COVID-19.
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Bluetooth-enabled technology will empower the future of hearing

Ken Kolderup, VP of Marketing, Bluetooth SIG, discusses how Bluetooth-enabled technology will empower the future of the hard of hearing community.
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Research links COVID misinformation to conservative social media

Bioweapons, bleach and 'flu' comparisons: Researchers link the circulation of COVID misinformation to the consumption of conservative social media.
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Augmented reality could boost travel and tourism marketing post COVID-19

Glenn Gillis, CEO of Sea Monster, discusses how augmented reality (AR) technology can be used for travel and tourism marketing post COVID-19.
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Data privacy in an isolationist world

As political and security landscapes evolve, the way data privacy is upheld will change significantly. Here, Rachel Roumeliotis, Strategic Content Director at O’Reilly, explores how organisations can stay protected in an isolationist world.
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The cybersecurity challenges of 5G and IoT

David Higgins, EMEA Technical Director at CyberArk, discusses how emerging IoT models and the expansion of 5G will open up a number of potential cybersecurity threats.
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Get cooking with IT: How to make digital transformation work for you

Marc Silvester, CEO at technology turnaround and transformation experts Silxo, says thinking about products rather than projects is the key to successful digital transformation.
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NHS pressure: Embracing data today, to save lives tomorrow

Rob O'Neill, Head of Information at NHS Trust, University Hospital of Morecambe Bay Trust, discusses how the use of data can reduce the ever-growing pressure on the NHS and save lives.
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‘Infodemic’ – tackling COVID-19 online disinformation

Julian Hayes and Greta Barkle of BCL Solicitors LLP, discuss how we can tackle online disinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Local Authority technology: Delivering better connected resident services

Rob Walton, Industry Director – Public Sector, Six Degrees, discusses how agile workspace tech can enable local authorities to deliver better-connected resident services.
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Europe’s digital future: Robotics and artificial intelligence

Here, we chart some of the European Commission’s policies around robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) that will positively shape Europe’s digital future.
Artificial intelligence in the public sector

Digital transformation: Artificial intelligence in the public sector

Here, we look at the digital transformation of government, focussing on the role of artificial intelligence in the public sector.
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UK internet was doomed before COVID-19, now’s the time to improve infrastructure

Naomi Hodges, cybersecurity advisor at Surfshark, highlights the need for stronger internet infrastructure and better management of networks.
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Maintaining an up-to-date well-patched end-user device environment

Maintaining an up-to-date end-user device environment has been a challenge for many, but it does not need to be, Sam Newman, Technical Director of OGEL IT LTD explains.
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MOVECARE: Service robot, ICT tech and AI to support independently living elders

Nunzio Albero Borghese discusses the potential of MOVECARE, a Horizon 2020 sponsored project, to be a robotic caregiver for independently living elders.
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Drawing parallels between pandemic response and cybersecurity

As cybersecurity experts begin to adapt to remote working, it is worth noting that there are strong parallels between a pandemic response and handling cybersecurity threats. Here, Raymond Pompon, Director of F5 Labs, explains why.
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The NewJET project: Additional benefits of Sustainable Alternative Fuels for aviation

Dr Simon Blakey talks us through The NewJET project pioneered by the University of Birmingham, which is creating Sustainable Alternative Fuels for aviation.
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The issue of cybersecurity when taking work to the home

Ben Bulpett, EMEA Director, SailPoint, discusses how Coronavirus is forcing the issue of cybersecurity during the ‘flexible working revolution’

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