Public sector

HMRC to sell taxpayers' financial data to private companies

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Government to abolish laws protecting taxpayer privacy to sell “anonymised” information about taxpayers
19 Apr 2014

ServiceNow and Partners In IT 'revolutionise' NHS Blood and Transplant HR services

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IT behind NHS Blood and Transplant authority was "based on Microsoft Excel"
17 Apr 2014

Privacy concerns surround FBI facial recognition database that will contain 52 million images by 2015

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Electronic Frontier Foundation warns the facial recognition component of this database poses real threats to privacy
15 Apr 2014

Wirral Borough Council breached Data Protection Act by sending personal information to wrong address twice

ICO says council should have done more to keep information secure
15 Apr 2014

Scottish ministers issue £30m tender for print services on behalf of public sector bodies

Councils, NHS bodies and Transport Scotland included as contracting authorities
14 Apr 2014

NSA denies prior knowledge of Heartbleed bug

No parts of the US government were aware of OpenSSL flaw, claims the White House
14 Apr 2014

If you want Cisco to deliver it’s “in for a penny, in for a pound” says University of Westminster

"We went with Brocade because it looked less complex" says head of IT
11 Apr 2014

MPs label BBC's Digital Media Initiative a "complete failure"

Public Accounts Committee says BBC "was far too complacent about the high risks involved" in £100m IT project
10 Apr 2014

Lincolnshire County Council aims to cut costs with UNIT4 Agresso ERP platform

Serco purchased platform on council's behalf as part of wider project to save more than £14m over five years
10 Apr 2014

Wales is botching its £425m superfast broadband rollout, says former BT head

Welsh government should have marketed it better, says John Davies
09 Apr 2014

Wirral Borough Council searching for web-based asset management solution

Council wants to replace existing software and standalone data sources in £180,000 tender
07 Apr 2014

NHS reveals it has only spent £1.3m on care.data to date

Costs for controversial project have so far been restricted to raising awareness
07 Apr 2014

Government should use big data like Google and Amazon to tailor services, says Cabinet Office's Paul Maltby

Analyse social media to find out opinions without turning to thinktanks, he tells Computing
04 Apr 2014

Director of Parliamentary ICT Joan Miller set to retire

Miller has been working at PICT for nearly nine years
04 Apr 2014

Government's digital by default strategy in jeopardy because it "doesn't get it"

Mark Thompson tells EMC and Policy Exchange roundtable "we're being badly governed by our digital masters"
04 Apr 2014

Mobile working 'boom' in NHS despite project failures

NDL report finds three-quarters of healthcare organisations now have an active mobile working strategy
03 Apr 2014

Big data 2014: what a difference a year makes

In the first of two features revealing the results of Computing research into big data adoption, John Leonard reports on the lessons IT leaders are learning as projects move from the theoretical to the practical
02 Apr 2014

ICO says anonymous data “not covered” by Data Protection Act - until it's de-anonymised

ICO admission leaves care.data hole open to the abuse of patient records
02 Apr 2014

London borough to roll out Google Chromebooks to escape Microsoft's licensing costs

Barking and Dagenham claims it would have to pay over £200,000 more to replace outgoing Windows XP desktops with Windows 7 PCs
02 Apr 2014

Big data: the view from the sharp end

Stuart Sumner analyses the responses to Computing’s Big Data Summit 2014 polls
01 Apr 2014

Paperless NHS by 2018? Probably not...

Gaps between paper and electronic records risk seeing medical information fall through the cracks, warn Hill Dickinson lawyer
01 Apr 2014

MPs slam government for allowing BT rural broadband 'monopoly'

"The government has failed to deliver meaningful competition in the procurement of its £1.2bn rural broadband programme," says Margaret Hodge MP
01 Apr 2014

“Litigious nature” of software vendors preventing unbiased reviews of healthcare software

NHS trusts unable to read unbiased reviews of healthcare software due to litigious vendors
01 Apr 2014

Foreign & Commonwealth Office awards Capgemini £6.3m ERP contract

Yet another government contract for Capgemini sees it oversee upgrades of finance, procurement, projects, HR and payroll function
01 Apr 2014