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European Commission approves EU-US Privacy Shield adoption Certification to commence on August 1 for agreement that sets out new safeguards and scrutiny measures for transfer of European personal data to the US Public Services > Central government > News
G-Cloud spend figures now two months out of date The Cabinet Office says there has been no change to the reporting policy for sales made through the Digital Marketplace; no updates have been posted since May 6 Public Services > Central government > News

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Telecoms

BT in talks with Ofcom over Openreach “autonomy”
By Neil Merrett
Control of broadband infrastructure subsidiary being discussed with regulator as company rejects Commons committee criticisms of its investment in service delivery
Applications > Business Applications > News
Digital Economy Bill introduced to parliament
By Neil Merrett
Proposed legislation includes overhaul of existing commitments for information sharing and statistics between departments, as well as mandatory age verification and "the right to broadband"
Public Services > Central government > News

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Mobile

Home Office agrees three year police database extension with CGI
By David Bicknell
CGI to 'disaggregate' relationship with other suppliers involved in PND delivery; database expected to account for 6m searches this year
Management > Identity > News
Home Office and English national parks agree emergency services accord
By David Bicknell
ESMCP document confirms need to develop mobile network infrastructure while respecting national parks environment
Public Services > Blue light > News

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PSN

London councils' IT teams urged to help build SuperCloud digital services
By David Bicknell
London Grid for Learning chief executive John Jackson sees London IT teams as 'centres of excellence' to 'design, build and implement'London-wide hybrid cloud delivery model
Management > CIO > News
Mark Smith gets nod as new head of PSN
By David Bicknell
Smith has taken over Public Services Network leadership role from James Duncan
Public Services > Local government > News

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Cloud

Eduserv findings highlight council cloud adoption resistance
By Neil Merrett
Research of 100 UK authorities argues that local government is largely unsure over how to use cloud services safely without risking data security
Applications > Business Applications > News
European Commission approves EU-US Privacy Shield adoption
By Neil Merrett
Certification to commence on August 1 for agreement that sets out new safeguards and scrutiny measures for transfer of European personal data to the US
Public Services > Central government > News

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Hardware

NHS CCIO appointed under wider technology executive overhaul
By Neil Merrett
Professor Keith McNeil, Will Smart and Juliet Bauer will take up the roles of NHS CCIO, CIO and director of digital experience respectively
Management > CIO > News
Dearnley defends HMRC's post-Aspire outlook
By David Bicknell
HMRC CDIO says department focus is on "clean, simple, really easy to understand deals" that "don't mortgage the future"
Public Services > Central government > News

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Devices

CQC revamps health and social care data security guidance
By Neil Merrett
Organisational review establishes new guidelines around leadership, IT systems design and removing outdated systems to tackle threat of data breaches and information loss
Infrastructure > Devices > News
NHS England chief reiterates integrated care and innovation needs
By Neil Merrett
Simon Stevens says more work is needed to link care systems; new funding route to be offered to streamline adoption of innovative technology like devices and apps
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LAN

News in Brief - June 23
By Neil Merrett
GDS seeks a director for the Digital Marketplace as efforts get underway to support a "radical redesign" of its Digital Service Standard, Angus Council becomes latest authority to join SWAN
Public Services > Central government > News
Tri-borough and BT to collaborate in £200m London ICT framework
By David Bicknell
Agreement covering range of ICT products and services will be open to public sector users across London, with health sector organisations a key target
Public Services > Blue light > News







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