Editorial Additions:

Despite the ICO having fined organisations for ‘sloppy’ disposal of data media’ in the past and publicising the convictions, Action Fraud  recently found 42% of used hard drives sold on eBay still contain sensitive data.

Outsourcing a task does not mean an end to an organisation's legal responsibility (some links not active now)

One should also remember safe & secure disposal of paper records is STILL also a pre-requisite of personal data users/keepers.

ICO:   Council warned after personal data was missing for two years

Patients details left abandoned in Stockport as ICO highlights need for better decommissioning practices
Editor’s choice of other ICT items of note:

techUK:  A new tool to combat fake news: and it's not AI

techUK:  Welcome to techUK AI Week

techUK:  Fire risks from lithium ion batteries targeted in new waste project

Cabinet Office:  Government uses Alexa & Google Home to make services easier to access

Latest Brief: Cloud Based Internet Security Designed for GDPR

Secure YOUR Cloud and GDPR-Proof Citizen Data

As applications move to the cloud and the traditional network perimeter erodes, public sector organisations need Internet security in the cloud whilst maintaining GDPR compliance to ensure citizen and sensitive data, both in storage and transit, remains safe.

This latest brief outlines the means to deliver secure user Internet access, regardless of location and is essential reading for any organisation wishing to keep one step ahead of the ICO during their digital transformation and journey to the cloud.

Access this latest guide.

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

NHS England to fund pioneering new brain surgery for children who are deaf

NHS England:  Thousands more set to get help as NHS rolls out mental health job coaches

NHS Digital:  New venue supports partnership working to drive innovation in health and care

ScotGov:  Personalising Realistic Medicine

NHS Health Scotland:  Action to address poor & unequal health in Scotland

NCFE:  An opportunity to tackle mental health that is not to be missed

Homeless Link:  Charities call on Government to fix £1bn hole in homelessness services

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

BEIS:  Climate Change Protests

DWP:  Growing demand for Disability Confident employers

Defra:  Public urged not to bring plant pests & disease into the UK

RLA:  Housing Secretary publishes written statement on Section 21 reform

NDA:  We're supporting the development of technology for Fukushima clean-up

NEPO supplier supports Local Welfare Provision scheme

FCA publishes feedback statement on Duty of Care

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:

AUGERE Limited

Click here to find out more.

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

MoD:  D-Day 75 - Veterans to be saluted by land, sea and air in June

DfE:  'My Activity Passport' downloaded 42,000 times in four months

Children’s Commissioner:  Teens in care & care leavers challenge perceptions and share successes on IMO

ESRC:  New research helps people with dementia avoid getting lost

DWP:  From jail to a job: women take bold steps with forward thinking charity

ScotGov:  Volunteering for all

Natural England:  General licences for bird control - major changes to licensing requirements

FCO:  Justice & care for survivors of sexual violence in conflict

Home Office:  Places of worship scheme open for expressions of interest ahead of religious holidays

HO:  Government publishes new action plan to improve police forensics

DfE:  Calls for more men to work in the early years

WAG:  Wales takes the next step to end the physical punishment of children

MoJ:  Phone detection kit introduced in prisons


 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

DExEU:  UK-Swiss transitional migration arrangements for a no deal scenario

10DS:  Statement by PM Theresa May and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: 26 April 2019

ScotGov:  Extension of free tuition for EU students

PX:  The Speaker should allow a third meaningful vote on the Brexit deal

IEA:  Customs union membership will cost UK economic, trade and foreign policies

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