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BCS wants 'reckless' data disclosure to be criminal offence
By David Bicknell
Chartered Institute for IT wants failure to appropriately protect access to data through good information security practice to be a crime under Investigatory Powers Bill
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EU-US Privacy Shield: another sticking plaster for data governance needs?
By Neil Merrett
Despite US written commitments under new data sharing agreement, experts argue onus will remain on European public sector bodies to ensure security compliance
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Privacy group to hold GOV.UK Verify talks next week
By Neil Merrett
PCAG understood to be undertaking higher level review of privacy in the government ID assurance programme such as the potential implications of the draft surveillance bill
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Andy Beale takes on new government deputy CTO role
By David Bicknell
Appointment announced ahead of next week's GDS Sprint 16 event; Beale's replacement at Common Technology Services already named as Iain Patterson
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PAC: Universal Credit digital overhaul set back six months
By Neil Merrett
Committee warns that new system to support flagship welfare reforms may not be fully operational until late 2021, despite project having "stabilised"
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Initial agreement reached over ‘Safe Harbour’ replacement
By Neil Merrett
‘EU-US Privacy Shield’ sets out draft requirements for oversight of how personal data of European citizens is processed, including creating new ombudsperson role
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Oracle expands UK data centre cloud offerings
By David Bicknell
Government welcomes announcement of investment at company's UK site as part of plans to offer Platform-as-a-Service functions to build on public sector interest in Cloud First approach
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Some ID providers may not be accredited by GOV.UK Verify go live
By Neil Merrett
Despite government pledge for all contracted identity providers to obtain required security standard for April launch, it is understood that live service switch could go ahead anyway
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DWP's PIP assessment tool is up and running
By David Bicknell
Mobile version of PIPAT for third party health and disability providers set to start private beta in spring
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G-Cloud 6 to remain open until August
By Neil Merrett
Six month extension for framework officially confirmed by government; updates on status of efforts to launch G-Cloud 8 expected at later date
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