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.

digital services

Placecube’s Digital Place: Building an ecosystem of digital services

Dr. Gavin Beckett, Executive Director of Placecube, discusses his vision on building an ecosystem of digital services based on common service patterns.
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8% of British people are victims of ‘revenge porn’

Almost one in ten Brits have had their naked pictures or videos shared without their consent, which is colloquially known as revenge porn.
ePassport gates

Government expands use of ePassport gates to 7 more countries

Eligible travellers from 7 non-EU countries can now use ePassport gates to enter the UK quickly and securely in changes being made to the border.
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Facebook, Google and Twitter disinformation investigation

Today, the European Commission published the reports and analysis of the progress made in April 2019 by Facebook, Google and Twitter to fight disinformation.
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Bangladesh arrests critics over social media posts

Bangladesh arrests multiple anti-government critics over social media in their crackdown on the right to free speech, Human Rights Watch said today.
civic tech, government support

Government support is a key factor for civic technology

Dr Rebecca Rumbul, Head of Research, mySociety highlights why government support is key for civic technology, here
technology is the key

The NHS Long Term 10-Year Plan: Why technology is the key

Wayne Miller, Healthcare Director EMEA at Zebra Technologies discusses why technology is the key to a successful NHS Long Term Plan.
front-line services

How digital enablement frees up time and money for front-line services

James Cherry, CTO of Northdoor, explores how modernising the NHS data estate can free up time and save money, which ultimately benefits front-line services.
insurtech

Does insurtech threaten our privacy?

As more data streams become available, digital vulnerabilities widen. These fundamental problems beg the question - how feasible really is insurtech?.
teenage life satisfaction, social media

Social media has debateable effect on teenage life satisfaction

Oxford researchers conducted a study of 12,000 British teenagers, which shows links between social media and teenage life satisfaction are small at best, but can change depending on gender and how the data is analysed.
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Israel gives ‘Pegasus’ spyware to countries like Saudi Arabia

Israel sells 'Pegasus' spyware that tracks all online moves of an individual to countries like Saudi Arabia and UAE: Amnesty and New York University are filing a petition in Tel Aviv tomorrow (14 May).
data muturity

How can your organisation climb the data maturity scale?

MHR Analytics highlight what data maturity is and what the first steps are to progressing your organisations data journey.
personal data being stolen

Homes under the Hacker: Millions risk personal data being stolen

Research reveals that millions of homeowners are at risk of their personal data being stolen, here we highlight the ways in which criminals target personal details.
value of data

The value of data and controlling its use

Lesley Holmes, Data Protection Officer at MHR, highlights data as a valuable commodity and why we need to exercise control over its use.
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Singapore: Fake news law ‘will rule the news feed’

The Singaporean authorities must drop plans to enact a ‘fake news’ law that would dramatically curtail freedom of expression in the country and beyond, Amnesty International said.
Network and Information Systems (NIS) regulations

The Network and Information Systems (NIS) regulations one year on

Nicola Aspinall, Project and Programme Management (P3M) Consultant at Atkins, outlines the changes businesses have had to make to meet the new Network and Information Systems (NIS) regulations and suggests what more needs to be achieved in the future.
protecting women MPs, twitter and FB

Twitter and FB are not protecting women MPs from abuse

The Joint Human Rights Committee accused Facebook and Twitter of failing to do enough to protect female MPs and other public figures from online abuse during an evidence session yesterday (1 May).
HR and recruitment

How can artificial intelligence help in HR and recruitment?

Sam Davies, CEO and co-founder of RealLinks.IO discusses how artificial intelligence and technology can support many business functions, such as HR and recruitment in the digital age.
internet technology

5G potential: How does is compare to other Internet technology?

Experts predict that 5G will be able to reach speeds of up to 10,000Mb per second (10GB/s), but how does it compare with other Internet technology - and what will its impact be?
cloud innovation

How can people-powered health drive cloud innovation?

Cleveland Henry, Director of Cloud at UKCloud discusses the topic of properly handling and storing patient data using cloud innovation, here.

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