Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

European Data Protection Board's opinion on UK data adequacy

Cyber security – observations of the skills market

Microsoft discovers new wave of tech talent in Northern Ireland

The Data-Centric Approach to Zero Trust

Cybersecurity, Crises, and COVID-19 - The Zero Trust Solution

New cyber security laws to protect smart devices amid pandemic sales surge

School staff offered training to help shore up cyber defences

New EU AI regulations demand a ‘fully professionalised tech industry’ - Institute for IT

Information advantage: It's not what you do...

CISO priorities in email security

Data protection is an enabler for trust and confidence in the implementation of digital identity systems

Tackle The Impact Of Security Threats On Your Supply Chain

DCMS confirm plans for smart product security laws

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

Statement on vaccination progress and new variants

NHS Confederation - Government urged to act decisively with foreign travel restrictions as over 8m second vaccine doses administered

New global partnership launched to fight future pandemics

NICE draft guidance provides Cancer Drugs Fund first in Europe access to new treatment option for advanced breast cancer

Government launches COVID-19 Antivirals Taskforce to roll out innovative home treatments this autumn

Chemotherapy-free treatment option to be offered to patients with England’s most common leukaemia

Australian healthtech firm chooses UK to scale up and grow

NHS Confederation - Urgent action needed to address chronic undersupply of NHS staff

Immigration rules undermine efforts to end rough sleeping

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

Can we embrace an Infrastructure revolution?

Finance sector can seize opportunity to support female entrepreneurs

Exporting boost to UK FinTech sector to help build back better

Update for businesses on CBD novel food applications

Civitas - Trade analysis of UK’s top ten manufacturing sectors over 20 years looks to ‘exports of autos, aerospace, beverages, pharma and food products’ for future of Global Britain, says trade report

Geovation announces new GeoTech and PropTech start-ups

Lloyd v Google: The business view on data protection class action

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

Government should consider new health and employment rights to protect wellbeing in the digital world

New laws to wipe out rural mobile ‘not spots’ and speed up rollout of next-generation 5G technology

Bellis’ purchase of Asda raises some competition concerns

Working together to stop child sexual abuse

Warning from Action Fraud to #ProtectYourPension as £1.8 million lost to pension fraud so far this year

European electric car battery rules could impact UK markets, investment

Introducing the UKGI Contingent Liability Central Capability

Policy roadmap needed to achieve "important signal of intent": Armitt on revised emissions target

Advice on Pulse Connect Secure RCE Vulnerability

How the ICO Innovation Hub is enabling innovation and economic growth through cross-regulatory collaboration

The APCC's position on criminalisation of trespass

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.

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 More contributions to the Brexit process

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