Editor’s choice of other ICT items of note:

techUK response to the ICO’s draft Age Appropriate Design Code

Tech Nation chooses 20 companies to join Cyber growth programme

ICO fines funeral plan firm and asks public to help elderly relatives to report nuisance calls

MoD:  Dstl launches new game to recruit brightest minds for cyber work

RUSI:  Mitigating Cyber Risks - Is There Room for Two?

AXELOS:  The alluring value of simplicity in executing change

Protecting Your Lone Workers and Employees at Risk?

Latest Guidance and Government Case Studies 

The UK public sector includes a vast range departments and organisations with quite varied requirements for the protection of employees.

By far the most common public sector challenge is that of legislative pressure and the obligation on all organisationss to provide a duty of care for those employees working in high-risk roles.

Adoption of Lone Worker Protection is currently on the increase across the UK public sector, whether for staff working alone and in isolated rural areas, or for those employees at risk of accident, illness or aggression.

A helpful and informative guide, supported by recent case studies, has been produced based upon successful implementation and delivery across all Police Forces, Scottish Government, Defra and the NHS

Find out more

Editor’s choice of other Health, Social care & Homelessness related items of note:

NHS England:  GP scheme frees up half a million hours for patients

POST:  Advances in Cancer Treatment

WAG:  £11m to transform health and social care services in north Wales

Innovate UK:  Evaluating medical innovations - apply for funding

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:

Halkin Products

Click here to find out more.

Editor’s choice of other Business / Commercial items of note:

techUK:  Online Harms White Paper: where to next?

DIT:  Welsh-grown daffodils help tackle Alzheimer's

NIC:  Ban new diesel HGV sales by 2040 to help make UK freight carbon free

ScotGov:  £1.4bn invested in infrastructure

Innovate UK:  Transforming UK aerospace - funding for projects

Dstl:  Space to Innovate

UK Space Agency: Global problems to be tackled by UK from space

NEPO seek supplier for Social Care Research & Information Tool

Food Standards Agency urges vigilance in light of food hygiene rating scam

CIPD:  Older workers & women returners emerge as winners from jobs boom

CMA calls on holiday industry to give customers clearer Ts & Cs

Editor’s choice of other Policy & General items of note:

MoD:  Life-saving frontline technology given £5m

LGA responds to Which? research on product safety

Children’s Commissioner responds to the ICO’s consultation on online safety

Ofsted:  New data shows illegal schools are a huge nationwide problem

ESRC:  Call for applications for the Festival of Social Science now open

Civil Service:  Helping others to thrive – the value of mentoring

TfL:  Log-on as you hop on at North Greenwich bus station

RoSPA:  New campaign highlights the real impact of falls on loved ones

DfE:  Free sanitary products in all primary schools

WAG:  Period dignity - Thousands to benefit from multi-£m funding for schools

MoJ:  Digital court system saves enough paper to cover central park twice

CCC launches Call for Evidence on UK risks & opportunities from climate change

Collaborate:  Collaborative leadership — making it everyone’s business


 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:

GOV. UK – Brexit

Latest Documents

GOV.UK Brexit Search

OSSW:  Alun Cairns reassures Holyhead Port staff that leaving the EU with a deal remains the UK Government’s top priority

ScotGov:  Rural Scotland and EU citizens

ESMA update on no-deal Brexit preparations

IFG:  Government must use Brexit extension to prepare for next phase of talks

Please choose from the links below to view individual sections of interest:

Find out about your obligations and how to comply, including protecting personal information and providing access to official information.

ICO fines funeral plan firm and asks public to help elderly relatives to report nuisance calls
ICO fines funeral plan firm and asks public to help elderly relatives to report nuisance calls
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) wants people to support their elderly relatives or neighbours if they are receiving nuisance marketing calls.
Children’s privacy – new standards for online services will help protect children
Children’s privacy – new standards for online services will help protect children

Today we’re setting out the standards expected of those responsible for designing, developing or providing online services likely to be accessed by children, when they process their personal data.

ICO launches consultation on Code of Practice to help protect children online
Today the Information Commissioner’s Office opens consultation on 16 standards that online services must meet to protect children’s privacy.

First detailed element of AI framework blog published
In the first detailed element of our AI framework blog series, Reuben Binns and Valeria Gallo explore how organisations can ensure ‘meaningful’ human involvement.

Recordings from the DPPC 2019 now available
Here are all the recorded sessions from the Data Practitioners' Conference 2019.

For the Public

Your right to get copies of your data

Your right to get your data deleted

Your right to data portability