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.

Tackling the challenges of cyber-attacks – a local authority perspective

Cath Birch, Chief Information Officer at Buckinghamshire County Council outlines why they take cyber security very seriously. No one can deny that digital technology is...

UK to benefit from big data and IoT

Mark Wilkinson, Regional Vice President – Northern Europe and Russia/CIS at SAS Software UK outlines the value of the Internet of Things and big...

Northumberland launches new online customer portal

Northumberland County Council has launched a new online portal that will deliver numerous services… Northumberland County Council has moved some services to a new online...

£40m Welsh supercomputer network fails to deliver jobs

A £40m initiative to deliver high-end computing services has failed to deliver the number of jobs promised… Less than half the jobs expected to be...

Smart cities: the implications for the private sector

Nicolas Reys, Cyber Security Services Consultant at Control Risks looks at the risks of cyber-attacks on smart cities… Faced with rapid urbanisation, city planners are...

Indoor Positioning Systems – We know where you are

Jim Sinopoli, Managing Principal at Smart Buildings LLC highlights the benefits for Indoor Positioning Systems… Studies have found that people spend 80-90% of their time...

What GDPR means for data protection

Sébastien Houzé, Secretary General of FEDMA asks what happens now the General Data Protection Regulation has been adopted... The European co-legislator reached an agreement on the General Data...

Using biometrics to fight crime

INTERPOL highlights how biometrics can be used globally to investigate crime and tackle terrorism…  As the world’s largest international police organisation INTERPOL is ideally, and...

East Dunbartonshire Council implements digital system for repairs

Tenants in East Dunbartonshire requesting repairs to their homes will be able to utilise a new digital technology service… East Dunbartonshire Council is rolling out...

European Commission cloud contract awarded to six firms

Six firms will develop the European Commission’s cloud based technologies and capabilities, it has emerged… The European Commission has chosen six firms to develop its...
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Using biometrics to fight crime

INTERPOL highlights how biometrics can be used globally to investigate crime and tackle terrorism
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The European Union Internet Referral Unit at Europol

Corporate Communications at Europol outline how the internet has become a powerful tool for terrorists and how they aim to combat this problem Terrorists’ use...
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GDPR adopted: what now?

The European co-legislator reached an agreement on the General Data Protection Regulation in Strasbourg on the 15th December 2015. While the formal adoption still...

Malware ransom of £1m for Lincolnshire County Council

Lincolnshire County Council was hit by a ransomware attack, which closed the website for almost a week… Last week, Lincolnshire County Council was the victim...
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How to make the Digital Single Market consumer-driven

Agustin Reyna, Senior Legal Officer at BEUC – The European Consumer Organisation outlines the 3 key areas needed from the Digital Single Market Strategy…  Success...
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Councils receive mixed feedback for online bus pass applications

A new survey has revealed that while half of county councils provide a good online service for older people to apply for bus passes,...

Thousands of homes in Wiltshire benefit from broadband partnership

More than 70,000 homes and business have access to high-speed fibre broadband in Wiltshire thanks an Online Programme… The Wiltshire Online Programme is a multi-million...
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Government lays out plans to protect Britain against cyber threats

Chancellor George Osborne has laid out plans for tackling cyber threats against the UK and has announced a number of measures aimed at keeping...
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£6.5m cyber security research project launched

The UK government has launched a cyber security research project, which will involve 18 companies… Eighteen companies have pledged to invest £6.5m in a new...
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Defining, designing and delivering digital

Can digital services reap rewards for councils and taxpayers?  Alan Mo, Research Director at Kable discusses how digital infrastructure is helping local authorities... A recent...

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