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The government should appoint a Minister to tackle lack of political leadership on cyber threat, warns committee This article is sponsored by:

The Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy has released a report today stating that the cyber threat to the UK outstrips its ambitions for protection.

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TechUK faces backlash for its support of Theresa May’s Brexit Withdrawal Agreement This article is sponsored by:

It’s been a week of turmoil for the Prime Minister, with her Brexit deal looking dead in the water following a number senior Cabinet resignations. TechUK has come out in support of the deal, much to the dismay of many in the industry.

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CGI proposes police database expansion to protect domestic abuse survivors This article is sponsored by:

Current systems fail to share sufficient information with police, putting domestic abuse victims at further risk of harm, says report.

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Defra developing six critical IT systems - all to be tested in January - in preparation for Brexit This article is sponsored by:

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is hugely impacted by Brexit, given that it historically relied on many EU systems for its operations. As March 2019 approaches, it’s crunchtime.

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Wales turns to cloud for first tax collecting system in 800 years This article is sponsored by:

Welsh Revenue Authority (WRA)’s new cloud-based revenue collection and management system has seen 97% of all tax returns being completed successfully online

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Chi Onwurah’s take on Web Summit - ‘Tech is just talking to tech. Where is the citizen view?’ This article is sponsored by:

Chi Onwurah, MP, Shadow Minister for Science and Innovation, and a Chartered Engineer, attended Web Summit last week and has some thoughts on why tech needs to urgently engage with the many, or it will find itself on the side of the very few.

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Cabinet Office embarking on ‘data led transformation’ of Civil Service HR This article is sponsored by:

The Cabinet Office, sitting at the centre of Whitehall, is hiring a Head of HR Analysis Service and Insight, to establish a series of cross government analytical networks.

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ICO calls for views on code of practice and more regulation covering use of data in campaigns and elections This article is sponsored by:

The UK’s data regulator - the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) - has provided an update to its investigation into the use of data analytics in political campaigns. Facebook has already been fined £500,000 and the investigation is ongoing.

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World Wide Web founder Tim Berners-Lee creates Contract for the Web This article is sponsored by:

Berners-Lee has a solid reputation for not only creating the World Wide Web, but also working hard to protect its founding principles. His latest efforts calls on governments, companies and citizens to sign up to a Contract #FortheWeb.

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Government looks to ‘predictive prevention’ within NHS to boost health of the nation This article is sponsored by:

The Department of Health and Social Care has released a policy paper talking about the benefits of prevention over cure within the NHS - with a strong emphasis on digital technologies and predictive measures. However, can the NHS avoid mistakes of the past?

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MPs warn that cracks are showing at HMRC as it prepares systems for Brexit This article is sponsored by:

HMRC is under pressure to deliver its new Customs Declaration Service - without a hitch - to handle an increased workload as a result of Brexit. Recent delays highlight the challenges facing the UK’s tax authority.

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Brexit - Government’s digital approach to checking EU citizens’ status already running into problems This article is sponsored by:

The government’s app for EU citizens applying to stay in the UK isn’t currently compatible with Apple smartphones. And the Minister of State for Immigration has caused confusion about the future system after giving evidence to a Select Committee.

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Ministry of Justice on the look-out for new director to set digital and technology vision This article is sponsored by:

The Ministry of Justice recently announced that it would be moving thousands of its systems to the public cloud. It is seeking a Head of Digital Capability and Engagement to help champion new ways of working.

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