Jeremy Wright was giving a speech at the Viva Tech conference in Paris this week, where he also said the UK is open to talent that wants to join the ‘tech for good movement’.
Mark Cridge discusses how civic tech organisation mySociety is going through a moment of reflection and is considering Brexit, climate change and inequality in the UK.
Chris Middleton presents the first of two reports from the Westminster eForum debate on online regulation this week.
The UK government is threatening the break-up of Facebook, Google and other tech behemoths.
Businesses selling to government will have to prove their social impact as part of procurement shake-up
The Cabinet Office has launched a 12 week consultation on how ‘social impact’ could be included as part of the contract award process.
The House of Lords Communications Committee has released a report urging the government to create a new Digital Authority, governed by 10 principles.
Disparate systems and a fear about what information can be shared, which has been heightened by the introduction of GDPR, means care for children in their first three years is not as good as it could be.
MPs on the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee have said that big tech companies like Facebook are failing in their duty of care.
Data protection has finally become ‘mainstream’ thanks to GDPR, according to Jonathan Bamford, Director of Strategic Policy at the UK Information Commissioner’s Office.
There's a lot that could be done in government to get to grips with AI's ethical and societal issues, but it's a "mixed scorecard" at best at departmental level.
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.
ICO calls for views on code of practice and more regulation covering use of data in campaigns and elections
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.