Governments around the world are requesting more information about internet users than ever before, according to statistics released by Google. In the second half of 2012, Google’s latest bi-annual transparency report revealed it received 21,389 requests from government offices for data from about 33,000 individuals’ activities across Google operated websites including YouTube.
The East Midlands Public Services Network (emPSN) is now live. The regional communications network has over 1,000 schools and over 400 Lincolnshire County Council sites connected and, in terms of geographical coverage, is the largest regional PSN to be procured in England. This has been developed based on an existing network used by the East Midlands Broadband Consortium.
NHS hospitals will need to have operational electronic patient records working by April 2014 to meet the data flow requirements set by the NHS Commissioning Board and as a milestone towards making the NHS paperless by 2018.
A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request has revealed that 29% of central Government departments and 7% of local government authorities still do not have strategies in place to restrict the use of public cloud storage services.
The Government has become over-fixated on high-speed broadband when price and reliability matter as much to consumers and the economy, a report from the right-leaning Policy Exchange think tank has argued.
£8 million of new investment will help public bodies release data so that companies can develop commercial opportunities for that data. The funding runs to 2015 and was announced today by Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude and Business and Skills Minister Matthew Hancock.
Revolutionary new cancer test could change the way cancer is diagnosed and treated A new prototype cancer test that could help thousands of cancer patients is one of the five projects that has been awarded funding from our National Institute
Sharing data across government can deliver significant benefits but a balance must be struck with privacy a senior MP has said, arguing that closer working with private companies could help achieve this.
New technologies that foster smarter, more agile and productive ways of working are in high demand. Particularly across the government and public sector, with cost efficiency, office consolidations and budget cuts abound.