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Plans to increase patient protection under new GP data collection programme

Patient data used for research will be better protected under new safeguarding plans ahead of the GP Data for Planning and Research programme.
cybersecurity technologies

5 cybersecurity issues that the public sector faces and how to protect it

Fortinet explores the five top cybersecurity challenges that the public sector is facing and urges those in charge to gain a better understanding of leading cybersecurity technologies and how they work.
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.
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.
HealthTracker

HealthTracker™ for patients, clinician & researchers

Professor Paramala Santosh, CEO of HealthTracker Ltd, co-developed the HealthTrackerTM platform – developed by clinicians, assisted by patients for patients, clinicians & researchers, more of which we learn about here.
dataflows to UK, GDPR

European Commission launches process on dataflows to UK

Logan Finucan, Access Partnership, explains how the European Commission has launched the process towards the adoption of two adequacy decisions for personal dataflows to the UK.
first COVID lockdown, COVID-19

US experienced spike in insomnia during first COVID lockdown

A significant increase in online searches for "insomnia" signalled to researchers that the first COVID lockdown was hard-hitting on mental health in the US.

NHS can save £75 million per year via historic new data network

The NHS have completed the largest public sector migration to a new data network - meaning that organisations will have a better connectivity at a better cost.
health crisis, clinical

Why simply collecting more data won’t prevent the next health crisis

Richard Armstrong, head of health registries at Northgate Public Services, examines the growing importance of medical registries in a health crisis and why some programmes are destined to fail patients.
tackling fraud

Could technology be the answer to tackling fraud?

Caroline Bimson, Practice Manager - Business and Digital Consulting, Atkins, explores how the government is tackling fraud and the three key technological developments that can help with their efforts.
COVID data protection

COVID data protection in the UK, Denmark, Italy and Mexico

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, organisations are taking various preventive measures to prevent the spread of the virus. In the second of a series of articles, member firms of Ius Laboris, give a view from Sweden, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Italy and Mexico on the data protection implications for these measures.
data protection implications

Data protection implications of COVID-19 preventive measures

Member firms of Ius Laboris, give a view from Belgium, France and Germany on the data protection implications of the preventive measures in place to stop the spread of COVID-19.
development of facial recognition, IBM

Tech companies drop development of facial recognition

Some tech companies have dropped development of facial recognition software, under fears of human rights violations by police.
videoconferencing

Videoconferencing with security in mind

Gerald Beuchelt, Chief Information Security Officer at LogMeIn, explores the key security and privacy practices which must be upheld when video conferencing.
Fax machines

Fax machines must be eradicated across the public sector

Scott Wilson, director of service at eFax, explains why fax machines are still being widely used, the problems it causes and how they can be eradicated from both public and private sector organisations.
isolationist world, data privacy

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.
AML defences

Coronavirus should not be a pretext for lowering AML defences

John Dobson, chief executive, SmartSearch, declares that the coronavirus pandemic should not be justification for lowering AML defences.
Digitisation and Healthcare in the UK, fujitsu

Digitisation and Healthcare in the UK

Here, Fujitsu discuss the plan for changing current situation of digitisation and healthcare in the UK.
ethics of AI development, public policy

The ethics of AI development in public policy

Dr Emma Carmel illustrates the paradoxical realities of ethics in AI development, with recommendations for forming an effective public policy.
personal cybersecurity, signal

European Commission: Personal cybersecurity via encrypted messaging

Signal is the messaging app that claims the highest level of personal cybersecurity: Why has the European Commission chosen this over other platforms?

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