Editor’s choice of other ICT items of note:

DIT:  'Bytes & Mortar’ construction revolution to build 50% quicker

Crown Commercial Service:  Thousands of small businesses lined up for G-Cloud 10

Surveillance Camera Commissioner:  Surveillance camera system buyers’ toolkit launched


Final Call…..Survey Closes 5pm Friday, 13th July!

Social media has altered the relationship between government and its citizens and increased opportunities for participation and engagement. WiredGov have partnered with Hootsuite, the most widely used social media management platform, to better understand how social media is being used in government, the challenges and opportunities it presents, and where it’s heading in the future.
By taking this 2-minute survey, you’ll provide insight for a research brief on social media in government. Your data will remain secure and will not be used for any other purpose. 

All respondents will have access to the published report and be invited to discuss the findings at Hootsuite’s Public Sector events in October. You’ll also be entered into a prize draw where 5 lucky winners will receive a £50 Amazon Voucher.

Our thanks in advance for sharing your time and your insights!

Simply click here to start the survey:

Editor’s choice of other Health related items of note:

DHSC:  £215m research fund to tackle the next generation of health challenges

DHSC:  Local government, NHS 10-year plan and a prevention opportunity

NHS Digital leading the protection of patient data with new patient de-identification solution

MHRA:  Blood pressure & heart medication recalled from Pharmacies

SME Supplier Locator update...

UK Government and public sector spend with SME’s is continually on the increase and by 2020, it is the stated intent of Cabinet Office that £1 of every £3 spent on government contracts goes to SME’s. 

Against this ambitious backdrop, the WiredGov Supplier Locator service has been developed specifically to embrace the SME Agenda and provide the ideal platform for SME’s to promote their services, solutions, accreditation and success stories directly to our ever increasing audience across all government and public sector verticals and Tier 1 suppliers.

Recent arrivals to the SME Supplier Locator service include:

Callsafe Services Limited

Click here to find out more. 

Editor’s choice of other general items of note:

HMRC:  Record number of fake HMRC websites deactivated

NIC:  Date set for UK’s first-ever National Infrastructure Assessment

Innovate UK:  Bed bugs project is among 53 business ideas to receive funding

techUK:  Home Office Publishes Biometrics Strategy

FSA:  Precautionary advice on cooking frozen vegetables following Europe-wide listeriosis outbreak


 More contributions to the Brexit process

Still a ‘hot topic’, with widely spread views, for those who put fingers to keyboard in order to ‘share their views’:

Researched Links:

Brexit microsite (Information about the Article 50 process and our negotiations for a new partnership with the EU)

10DS:  PM Commons statement on June European Council: 2 July 2018

DExEU:  Robin Walker: Securing the future of MRPQ

techUK:  Brexit Select Committee publishes report on data flows

PC&PE:  Brexit: reciprocal healthcare report debated by Lords

ScotGov:  EU negotiations

WAG:  Economy Secretary to hold Brexit trade talks with North Wales Businesses

NHS Confed:  Impact of Brexit on the Welsh health & social care system

OSSW:  EU Expert Panel meets in Cardiff

NAO:  Exiting the EU: Consumer protection, competition and state aid

Open Europe:  Migration centre, Brexit side-lined, Eurozone back: What happened at the EU summit

OE:  The significance of London’s financial cluster for the EU27

RUSI:  EU ‘Strategic Autonomy’ and the Ambition of PESCO

BfB:  Towards “Onshore Bonding”: a British Geostrategy for Mainland Europe By James Rogers

BfB:  The Government should ignore the special pleading from business by John Longworth

BfB:  Lawyers, Historians, Educationists, Economists: SpeakUp4#Brexit

BfB:  Evidence-based policy or fake news? Ten economic propositions made by Remain

BfB:  Would a Second Referendum disrespect the First?


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ICO Grants Programme launches second round of funding for research into innovative privacy solutions
ICO Grants Programme launches second round of funding for research into innovative privacy solutions
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched the second round of funding from its grants programme to promote and support independent, innovative research and solutions focused on privacy and data protection issues.

South Wales firm fined £60,000 for nuisance pay day loan texts
A South Wales firm has been fined £60,000 by the Information Commissioner for allowing its lines to be used to send spam texts to more than 270,000 people, without their consent.

Company that failed to register with the ICO and failed to comply with an Information Notice is prosecuted
Noble Design and Build of Telford, Shropshire, which operates CCTV systems in buildings across Sheffield, broke data protection laws by failing to comply with an Information Notice.

ICO response to Ticketmaster cyber incident
”Organisations have a legal duty to ensure that people’s personal information is held securely. We have been made aware of an issue concerning Ticketmaster and will be making enquiries.”

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