Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

BCS cyber expert comments on ongoing ransomware attack on NHS IT provider

How can we help Welsh speakers make more use of online services in Welsh?

CTSI welcomes Which? investigation revealing scale of online weapons sales

Digital communities: The Children’s Commissioner’s survey of children and parents on the online world

Surge in online travel agency complaints “a huge contractual mess”, says UKICC

Welsh Secretary meets apprentices working on ultrafast broadband

Webinar: Disaster Recovery: Does Immutable Storage Work for the Public Sector?

Webinar: Disaster Recovery: Does Immutable Storage Work for the Public Sector?

You’re likely under pressure to protect your organisation from cyber-attacks and data loss. We bet you’re also hearing a lot about immutable storage, and how it can save the day!

What are the cost considerations, and are there cheaper alternatives? (Spoiler: yes!) We asked Data Protection ExpertKevin Greento give us his honest opinion on immutable storage for the public sector.

Join this 30-minute session to get a clear understanding of whether immutable storage is a good investment for your organisation. Key takeaways include:

  • An honest look at Immutable Storage (there are other options!)
  • Should we believe the hype? Risks and opportunities
  • Implementation times, costs and recovery speed – the reality.

Thursday 25th August: 11am. Register here.

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

Latest figures on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards in England are published

Views being sought to tackle discrimination in medical devices

NHS sets out package of measures to boost capacity ahead of winter

Public Health Wales urges people to take care in the very hot weather

New NHS Digital report shows bariatric surgery figures for the past five years

NHS marks milestone in recovery plan as longest waits virtually eliminated

Social care staff to benefit from improved career options and training

Levels of happiness increasing now pandemic recovery underway

NHS Confederation - Critical that social care workers can develop their skills, but more needed to tackle workforce challenges

NHS Confederation - Health leaders warn inflation is wiping out large parts of NHS budget

NHS Confederation - Virtually eliminating 104 week waiters ahead of July deadline is testament to tireless efforts across the whole NHS system

NHS Confederation - NHS leaders respond to Secretary of State for Health and Social Care's interview in The Telegraph
Editor’s choice of Business / Commercial items of note:

Managing risk in an international shoe business with M_o_R 4

Business Companion has updated guides on UKCA marking and fuel sales.

Readout of the Prime Minister, Chancellor and Business Secretary’s roundtable with the electricity sector

techUK joins other UK trade organisations to urge the Government to hold out for a comprehensive UK-India deal

£1.85 million fund to tackle sticky situation caused by chewing gum staining

New funding to remove chewing gum stains from our high streets

UK and allies agree expanded International Fund for Ukraine support

Donkeys, dolphins and saxifrages get helping hand with £15million extra funding for nature

Young Start funding puts young Scots in control

Training provider banned for abusing public funds

Wales’ Cultural Recovery Fund provided a lifeline to the sector, new report

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

Strip search of children by the Metropolitan Police Service – new analysis by the Children’s Commissioner for England

OIM accepts landmark first request to examine proposed law change

Guest blog: I’ve got the key; I’ve got the secret – unlocking cryptocurrency control

Changing habits for a changing climate – coping better when things get hot

Vital A38 upgrades to support thousands of new homes and jobs in Worcestershire

Elections in Kenya: Cautious Optimism?

Minister for Sport Nigel Huddleston speech for UK House Legacy Day, Commonwealth Games 2022

Armitt on drought resilience: fixing leaks, reducing demand, building supply

IOPC investigating Greenwich police shooting

CBI responds to latest (Q2) GDP figures

Joint outcome statement: India-UK round five FTA negotiations

Understanding Iraq’s Muqtada al-Sadr: Inside Baghdad’s Sadr City

Essex Police officer charged with assault following vehicle stop

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.

AMR Consult Ltd


 More contributions to the Brexit process

Still a ‘hot topic’, with widely spread views:

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Find out about your obligations and how to comply, including protecting personal information and providing access to official information.


ICO25 plan
It describes our purpose, objectives and values and the shift in approach we aim to achieve through the life of this plan.

Can I find out more about my exam results?
If you've just received your exam results, you may be interested to find out more about how you've been marked, and the comments made about you and your exam paper. You may even want to make an appeal against a mark you've been given.

Former health adviser found guilty of illegally accessing patient records
A former health adviser has been found guilty of accessing medical records of patients without a valid legal reason.

Five things we learned from DPPC 2022
Last week’s Data Protection Practitioners’ Conference 2022 brought together more than 3,000 data protection professionals from across the country.

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