The current government is attempting to clamp down on Freedom of Information requests. These requests give us tools to create an open democracy. Let the government know that.
Governments making the transformation to digital are often held back by cultures, processes, and skill sets that are out of step with a citizen-centric age.
You can lead the government horse to the water of digital transformation, but how do you make the stubborn mule actually drink? Lessons on resistance culture and user adoption.
Digital is the Trojan Horse for making transformation in government a thing of beauty rather than lipstick on a pig. Think design!
The Government Digital Service team come into work today without its most public face, Mike Bracken, in situ and a continuing lack of public clarity about the shape of things to come for UK digital government.
Safe Harbor suddenly doesn’t look in safe hands after a European judge published a legal opinion that could have major implications for the US cloud industry – and for Europe’s pace of cloud adoption.
The Open Data Institute has warned the government that open data and FOIs aren’t the same thing, as the Cabinet Office makes moves to clamp down on Freedom of Information requests.
The innocent have plenty to fear from machine-based decision-making, despite what politicians and legislators might claim. Chris Middleton snoops on the rise of the snooper in the final part of the Digital Dystopia series.
In Part 2 of this personal report on a dangerous rise of automation and machine-based decision-making, Chris Middleton shares a horrifying vision of the present.
Early last week the government said it wanted open data to “go viral”. It then announced a potential clampdown on FOIs. It’s not taking this seriously.
Minister Matthew Hancock talks a big game on open data, but there will be cultural hurdles to overcome in Whitehall.
Progress has been made on the digital transformation of government services in the UK, but there’s a way to go yet and ultimately it’s a political decision.
The Major Projects Authority has given the NHS’s care.data programme a red rating – and its failure should serve as a reminder for challenges facing government-as-a-platform.