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|Human skill sets are not redundant yet!|
As part of the ICO’s AI auditing framework blog series, it looks at how AI can exacerbate known security risks and make them more difficult to manage.
Personal data must always be processed in a manner that ensures appropriate levels of security against unauthorised processing, accidental loss, destruction or damage. There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to security.
The appropriate security measures organisations should adopt depend on the level & type of risks that arise from specific processing activities. Using AI to process any personal data will have important implications for an organisation’s security risk profile, which need to be assessed and managed carefully. In this post we will focus on the way AI can adversely affect security by making known risks worse & more challenging to control.
Information security is a key component of our AI Auditing Framework, but is also central to our work as the information rights regulator. The ICO is planning to expand its general security guidance to take into account the additional requirements set out in the new GDPR. While this guidance will not be AI-specific, it will cover a range of topics that are relevant for organisations using AI, including software supply chain security and increasing use of open-source software.We are therefore particularly keen to hear your views on this topic so we can integrate them into both the framework & the guidance. We encourage you to use the comments section below, or to email us, to share your thoughts on AI related security challenges, best practices, and any additional guidance you would like the ICO to issue. Our key message for organisations is: review risk management practices to ensure personal data is secure in an AI context.
ICO: Known security risks exacerbated by AI
FCO: NATO Cyber Defence Pledge conference: Foreign Secretary's speech
DCMS: Government & tech industry collaborate to improve cyber security of IoT devices
EU News: Cyber-attacks - Council is now able to impose sanctions
Remember it’s YOUR personal data
Easier to ‘Instruct’ than ‘Do’
The future will be based on AI
Keeping ‘control’ of AI & how will it be used?
Will 2019 be the year HR fully adopts AI? - People Management
|A way of visualising the world around us|
At the recent GeoPlace annual conference one of the ‘big moments’ for everyone in the room was at the end of the day – with a show-stopping visualisation that was created in partnership with Ito World.
Every day, local authorities across England & Wales capture an enormous amount of change on the ground. Their work essentially maps the nation’s development & physical infrastructure over time. This year, at the GeoPlace conference, we were delighted to showcase the way that this data – so carefully collected & managed by local authorities – is now being used in real world situations.
Not just to bring services & citizens together, but as a way of visualising the world around us; demonstrating the landscape’s capacity for evolution – and highlighting the importance of street & address data in recording actual changes to the built-up environment.
We worked with Ito World to create a showstopping short visualisation that, at its heart, depends entirely on the work of Street and Address Custodians. Using address & street data created by Custodians, curated by GeoPlace and placed into context with OS MasterMap, Ito World were able to illustrate this by;
GeoPlace | Address and Street Data Change from ItoWorld on Vimeo.
GeoPlace: How to bring location to life
Where am I & how can I find what I want?
WAG: Improving people’s lives through digital transformation
|Editor’s choice of other ICT items of note:|
techUK: #PlaceBasedInnovation - West Midlands Local Industrial Strategy
techUK: APPG on Data Analytics launch new Trust, Transparency & Tech report
NCSC: Advice for Huawei customers after US gives company a temporary general licence
GDS: How GOV.UK Notify is helping local authorities improve their services
|More 1819 than 2019!|
The CQC is calling for an independent review of every person who is being held in segregation in mental health wards for children & young people and wards for people with a learning disability or autism.
These reviews should examine the quality of care, the safeguards to protect the person and the plans for discharge. The CQC makes the recommendation in an interim report in which it shares early findings from its review, which was commissioned by the Secretary of State for Health & Social Care, also highlights the need for a better system of care for people with a learning disability or autism who are, or are at risk of, being hospitalised & segregated.
From an information request sent to providers CQC was told of 62 people who were in segregation. This included 42 adults and 20 children & young people – some as young as 11 years old. Sixteen people had been in segregation for a year or more - one person had spent almost a decade in segregation. The longest period spent in segregation by a child or young person was 2.4 years.The interim report focuses exclusively on the experience of those people cared for in segregation on a mental health ward for children & young people or on a ward for people with a learning disability or autism. It makes recommendations for the health & care system, including CQC. CQC will report in its full findings and recommendations in a final report in the Spring of 2020.
CQC calls for action to fix the closed system that leads to people with a learning disability or autism being segregated in hospital
CC: Many vulnerable children with learning disabilities are stuck in MH hospitals for too long in poor conditions
NHS Confed: CC’s report recommendations ‘must be supported’ by government, says Mental Health Network
NHS England: NHS invests £5m to improve care for people with a learning disability
DHSC: New measures to improve care for people with autism & learning disabilities
NO: London council criticised for significant delays when completing plans for children with SEN
|Editor’s choice of other Health, Social care & Homelessness related items of note:|
DHSC: MMR vaccination call following high numbers of measles cases
NHS England: More convenient cancer screening services must be rolled out to boost uptake
NHS Digital: Child safeguarding system reaches 100% roll-out in London
ScotGov: Mental health pilot project extended
NHS Health Scotland: Impact of in-premise marketing on consumer purchasing & consumption of food
WAG funds new minor ailment training for pharmacists
|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:
Click here to find out more.
|Small is the (profitable) future|
Future spaceports can apply for a share of £2m to support plans for small satellite launch from aircraft & sub-orbital flight from the UK, Science Minister Chris Skidmore has announced.
Sites such as Newquay in Cornwall, Campbeltown and Glasgow Prestwick in Scotland, and Snowdonia in Wales are already developing their sub-orbital flight, satellite launch and spaceplane ambitions. The £2m strategic development fund, opened by the UK Space Agency, will help sites like these accelerate their plans further.
The potential spaceports can now submit applications to enable research into the market opportunities offered by new & emerging horizontal spaceflight technologies. The UK Space Agency is driving the growth of the space sector as part of the Government’s Industrial Strategy and continues to be a leading member of European Space Agency, which is independent of the EU. The UK is also playing a major role in space exploration & science, with a British built rover going to Mars in 2020.
The demanding environment of space means that investments in the sector generate new knowledge & innovations that extend far beyond the space industry. For example, satellites provide services that enable a wide range of economic activities, supporting industries worth £300bn to the UK.
DfT: From airport to spaceport: £2m available to develop horizontal spaceflight in the UK
View the Call for proposals: Horizontal Spaceport Development Fund
3, 2, 1 .. Lift Off for a bright economic future
UK Space Agency: Spinning experiment may help long stay hospital patients
|Editor’s choice of other Business / Commercial items of note:|
CO: Minister warns construction industry they must be ready for new rules on paying suppliers on time
Defra: Asian Longhorn Beetle eradicated in the UK
DfE: More support to help employers offer T Level industry placements
ScotGov: Developing the construction workforce
WAG: New regulatory regime for fire safety in high-rise buildings to be developed
RLA and Gas Safe join forces to raise gas safety awareness
Dstl: Market Exploration - Innovation in Aircrew Protection
UK Space Agency: Out of this world ideas win funding in space competition
Innovate UK: UK-US disruptive composites projects - apply for funding
ESPO Corporate Update Spring 2019 Now Available
NEPO: Tender Opportunity - Supply of Volume Cut Sized Copier Paper & Production/Specialist Paper
NCFE: Case study – Flying high - The Launch Group
Reform: On Track For The Future - Restoring Trust in Trains With Digital Technology
|Editor’s choice of other Policy & General items of note:|
MoD: French authorities announce travel arrangements for D-Day 75 in Normandy
LGA: Rogue used tyre sellers putting lives at risk, warn councils
Defra: Public urged to report Oak Processionary Moth caterpillar sightings
Children’s Commissioner: The World Wide Web at 30: Re-imagining a web built for children
ESRC: Credit 'Curfews' Answer to UK Debt Crisis
STFC: New human cell technology will advance our understanding of disease and new drug development
NCFE: Tackling exclusion in our schools
CCW: A blooming great garden without the need to splash out
RoSPA: Road safety targets and a “Vision Zero” approach must be adopted across England
FCO: UK changes travel advice to Iran
DfE: New support for trainee teachers
Home Office: Government expands use of ePassport gates to 7 more countries
MHCLG: Tens of thousands to benefit from Integrated Communities Innovation Fund
DWP: New poverty statistics developed to help government target support
ScotGov: Improving children’s rights
WAG: “Wales could lead the world in helping nations support at-risk languages”
MoJ: Government moves closer to introducing Sentencing Code
LC: Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendment) Bill introduced to Parliament
WAG: New Welsh approach to youth justice and female offending launched
Reform: Why The Renationalisation of Probation Isn’t The End, But The Beginning
PC&PE: Procedure Committee reviews “humble Address” procedure to demand papers
EU Code of Practice against disinformationEuropean Parliament candidates from the main Spanish parties propose reforming the EU institutions
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’:
10DS: PM statement on new Brexit deal: 22 May 2019
10DS: PM's speech on new Brexit deal: 21 May 2019
techUK responds to PM's latest Brexit speech
10DS: PM's statement in Downing Street: 24 May 2019
NAO: Preparing for trade negotiations
PC&PE: Lords Committee continues inquiry into EU fish discard legislation
PC&PE: Many questions to be answered on future UK-EU transport connectivity
OE: Migration dominates the general election in Denmark
B4B: Franco-British relations, headed for rupture?
B4B: The Character-Assassination of Nigel Farage: Thoughts from an Imaginary Potential Brexit Party Voter
B4B: An Appeal from Old Labour to Corbyn’s Labour
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