Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

Schoolgirls across the UK crowned winners at cyber competition finals

NCSC joins US and Australian partners to reveal latest ransomware trends

Robotics Growth Partnership launches cyber-physical infrastructure vision

Assessment of the UK’s national geospatial data published

Bridging the digital divide: we need a smarter approach to data literacy and skills

Digital planning and citizen engagement innovation showcase

Working in partnership to harness the potential of digital technology

Home Office backs Digital ID for Right to Work, Rent & DBS Checks from April 2022

‘Tackling the digital divide’ – LGA responds to speeding-up trial of 5G rollout

Porn Law a threat to online privacy and security, says IEA economist

Government changes to the Online Safety Bill

Online safety law to be strengthened to stamp out illegal content

World-leading measures to protect children from accessing pornography online

7 out of 10 people have experienced potential rip-offs online, worrying new CMA research reveals


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

Government launches landmark reviews to tackle health disparities

NHS backs ‘pioneering’ new cancer innovations set to transform cancer diagnoses in England

Statement on visiting in care homes following a change in guidance from the Department of Health and Social Care

Leading dating apps urge users to Get Boosted Now to help find more matches for Valentine's Day

New life-extending drug for advanced womb cancer to be rolled out on the NHS

NHS pledges more support for victims and survivors of sexual assault and abuse alongside powerful awareness campaign

Patients to receive better care as NHS and social care systems link up

UK to pilot world-leading approach to improve ethical adoption of AI in healthcare

Health and Social Care Secretary Savid Javid World Cancer Day speech

Oral statement on the NHS Delivery Plan for tackling the Covid-19 backlog
Editor’s choice of Business / Commercial items of note:

Businesses encouraged to have their say on future of customs

Accurate billing key to restoring business customer satisfaction

FSCS has confirmed that the 12 firms below have gone out of business

Businesses urged to apply for £850 million still available in COVID-19 support grants

New deal with Singapore to support investment and trade

Civitas - Top Brexit economist predicts £69billion boost to UK economy from new trade agreement – 37 times higher than official figures.

UK and South Korea eye bigger deal following bumper year of trade

Transport for London funding extension February 2022

£170,000 in National Lottery funding for communities in north-east Wales to reduce waste and tackle climate change.

Community projects awarded government funding to help Hong Kongers settle into life in the UK

More funding to improve patient services

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

Black British Ballet: a showcase of experience

First Minister announces locations of Wales’ commemorative woodlands

Preparing pupils for careers in tech

YPO and Go4Growth launch SME support partnership

Further talks on fiscal reform

Over 220,000 seizures of illegal drugs seized

Regulators finish design assessment of new nuclear power station

GCS Apprenticeship: two sides of a coin

Supporting access to COVID-19 vaccines in Malawi, Rwanda and Zambia

Remote Working and Opportunities: An Apprentices Journey

APM research provides new insights for international audiences

No10 team bolstered to deliver the people's priorities

Join us to discuss the current state of UK infrastructure strategy

Next step in development of tourism tax

COVID-19 school rules to be eased

Promoting dynamism in the creative sector

127 years since UK’s joint-lowest temperature… will we see it again?

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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ICO call for views: Anonymisation, pseudonymisation and privacy enhancing technologies guidance
The ICO is calling for views on its updated draft guidance on anonymisation, pseudonymisation and privacy enhancing technologies.

ICO statement on the Google Privacy Sandbox
Statement in response to the Competition and Markets Authority’s announcement that it has accepted a revised offer from Google of commitments relating to its proposed removal of third-party cookies from the Chrome browser (known as the Privacy Sandbox proposals).

John Edwards talks to Big Issue North – 7 February 2022
John Edwards is profiled in the latest edition of the Big Issue North, discussing the importance of privacy and freedom of information.

ICO consults health organisations to shape thinking on privacy-enhancing technologies
The ICO is inviting organisations in the health sector to participate in workshops on privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs).

Meet the Commissioner
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Your right to get copies of your data

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