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the problem with "data sharing"

The consultation closed recently on the “Better use of data in government” proposals. It has been some two years in the making and yet seems to be a superficial retread of many of the ideas repeatedly surfaced by civil servants to previous administrations – Transformational Government (2005), the Identity Card Act (2006), and the Coroners and Justice Bill (2008) amongst them. 1,957 more words

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King Canute, diffusion and the Investigatory Powers Bill

We can all learn something from King Canute. At least he had the humility to know, contrary to popular misconception, that he could not hold back the waves. 619 more words

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security, privacy and the Internet of Things

I had the pleasure recently of opening a Cambridge Union Society debate on the topic of “This House Fears The Large Scale Collection Of Personal Data… 1,353 more words

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more CIO bits and pieces

Here’s a summary and links to my last few CIO columns of 2015. Looking forward to what 2016 brings.

Service design thinking

December 2015.

The use of technology in government is all too often relegated to simply making  154 more words

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CIO roundup

Here’s a summary, with links to the full pieces, of some of my recent CIO columns:

Data-enabled service design

October 2015

The chorus of people calling for personal “data sharing” in the public sector seems to grow by the day. 398 more words

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