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Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

Hacked social media accounts used to post indecent images of children

How old is your child online? The risks of children using false ages on social media

A third of children have false social media age of 18+

NCSC issues fresh guidance following recent rise in supply chain cyber attacks

Harnessing the power of games to make children safer online

Award win for data visualisation

The new US Executive Order for transatlantic data flows: where does that leave the UK?

Catalogue retailer Easylife fined £1.48 million for breaking data protection and electronic marketing laws

Splunk: How data holds the key to resilient public services

UK and US meet to make positive progress on data and tech

White House releases Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights

 

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

NICE partners with international health technology assessment bodies to boost collaboration on shared opportunities and challenges

Steve Oldfield to leave DHSC

Mental health funding of £1.8m welcomed by NICE and MHRA to explore regulation of digital mental health tools

NHS urges six million people to get their Covid autumn booster

Homeless Link labels reports Government plans to shelve rental reform as “devastating for households across the country.”

Every Mind Matters campaign urges people to be kind to their mind

World-first national genetic testing service to deliver rapid life-saving checks for babies and kids

NHS delivers record number of lifesaving cancer checks as long waits for care continue to fall

Over £800m to boost innovation, growth and improve patient safety

£50 million to tackle health inequalities through research

NHS invites people 50 and over for autumn boosters and flu jab
 
Editor’s choice of Business / Commercial items of note:

Delays to post-Brexit regulation posing risks to UK consumers and businesses

UK businessman linked to Oleg Deripaska arrested on suspicion of facilitating sanctions evasion

Paperless trade for UK businesses to boost growth

CBI - Volumes grow strongly but financial services firms pessimistic about business situation

Gulf Cooperation Council trade negotiations update

Third Annual UK-Chile Trade Dialogue - Joint Statement

Joint Statement on the first meeting of the UK-Uruguay Trade Dialogue

UK Government Minister for Scotland visits Iceland to build trade links and discuss climate change goals

The Electronic Trade Documents Bill paves the way for paperless trade

Trade wins unlock markets worth over £100 million for UK alcohol companies - with more to come

Government injects funding boost for cutting-edge vaccine site in Darlington

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

Officers under investigation over offensive WhatsApp messages

Investigation following death of man in Hertfordshire

Patient Safety Commissioner Bill published

Rapid roll-out of better broadband reaches 11 million homes

Devolved Governments united in call for urgent ‘cost-of-living’ action

Charity Commission launches inquiry into housing charity over concerns about financial mismanagement.

Suspected Albanian small boat people smuggler arrested by the NCA in London

Croydon man’s killers have sentences increased for murderous attack

The Children’s Commissioner’s Pillars: Better World

Update following fatal police shooting in Derby

Minister pays tribute to Chief Veterinary Officer

Corporation tax U-turn will not undo the damage already done - TUC

 
SME Supplier Locator update...

With the officially stated target and ongoing drive for SME’s to receive £1 of every £3 spent on government contracts, UK public sector spend with SME’s is continually on the increase.

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.

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