Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

New report looks at automation's role in tackling the hidden challenge of legacy tech in the public sector

The Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum: working for greater cooperation in regulating online platforms

Five ways to help reduce your digital carbon footprint

STFC spin-out company gets funding to improve satellite broadband

Government Webinar Series - Environment and Climate Change: 18th November 2021  Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

FINAL CALL! Thu, Nov 18, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM GMT

Environment, air quality and climate change challenges are inherently location based. Location Intelligence delivered through Geographical Information Systems (GIS) technology is therefore at the heart of digital transformation programmes addressing those challenges.

We will be joined by Oxfordshire County Counciland theMet Officeas they discuss working with several city council's in the UK through theStrategic Priority Fund's UK Climate Resilience Programme,to develop a prototype urban climate service to help them understand their current and future heat risks within their city.

Register now to secure your place. If you can’t make the date, a recording will be sent to all registrants after the webinar.

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

NHS Confederation - Staff across the NHS recognise their duty to make sure they do everything they can to protect their patients

Government to introduce COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of deployment for all frontline health and social care workers

£250 million in NHS technology to modernise diagnostics

Booster bookings boom as one million book life-saving jab in five days

Oral statement on David Fuller

Senedd approves extension of NHS COVID Pass

Minister Keegan speech at COP26 Climate Action for Health event

Health Secretary statement on Vaccines as a Condition of Deployment

UK health services make landmark pledge to achieve net zero

Investment in new microbiology equipment could identify bacteria in minutes instead of hours and reduce the chances of sepsis
Editor’s choice of Business / Commercial items of note:

Welsh Government’s Business Wales service helps create 25,000 jobs

Wales’ Entrepreneurs key to economic recovery – Vaughan Gething

COP26: Scottish businesses among those leading world to net zero

Gig economy workforce in England and Wales has almost tripled in last five years – new TUC research

£46 million from new fund to support skills and business in Wales

Net Zero Spotlight: SMEs Leading Innovation to Tackle the Climate Crisis

Trade Secretary steps up export support for clean growth businesses
Editor’s choice of Policy & General items of note:

Food Standards Agency Director, Global Affairs, elected Chairperson of international food standards setting body Codex Alimentarius

Tech and innovation can help Britain to ‘build back greener’

TUC calls for victim led response to racism in letter to new YCCC chair

Time is running out for customers with Post Office card accounts

Records at Risk Fund

UK backs new small nuclear technology with £210 million

Poppy tributes across TfL network for Remembrance Day

High rise domestic buildings: inventory

Science and innovation critical to climate change solutions

Government backs ground-breaking space technology to tackle climate change

PM urges countries to ‘pull out all the stops’ in final days of COP26 summit

£100m investment for maritime electronic warfare capabilities

Guidance to help leisure facilities appeal more to women

New teaching facilities as more people enter post-16 education

One billion face heat-stress risk from 2°C rise

Professionalizing project management to support business growth

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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The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner conclude joint investigation into Clearview AI Inc.
The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) opened a joint investigation into the personal information handling practices of Clearview AI Inc in July 2020.

ICO's blog on its information rights work
Colleagues from the ICO’s FOI Directorate share their experiences and involvement in raising awareness of our regulation of access to information legislation.

Joint statement on global privacy expectations of Video Teleconferencing companies
In July 2020, six data protection and privacy authorities from Australia, Canada, Gibraltar, Hong Kong SAR, China, Switzerland and the United Kingdom jointly signed an open letter to video teleconferencing (VTC) companies.

ICO warning after Scottish charity reveals personal data in email error
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is urging organisations to revisit their bulk email practices after failures by HIV Scotland led to a £10,000 fine.

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