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the identity / data divide

Proving who someone is online and letting them access their personal data – such as their tax, welfare, pension or medical records – often get lumped together as a single problem. 1,113 more words

Technology Policy

the canary that ceased to be

Yesterday I resigned from the Cabinet Office‘s Privacy and Consumer Advisory Group (PCAG) nearly 6 years after I first became involved, initially as its Chair and more recently as Co-Chair. 770 more words

Technology Policy

better use of data

I’ve been using the following simplified slides in briefings and discussions about “data sharing” and the “data sharing” provisions in the Digital Economy Bill. I thought I might as well share them more widely. 418 more words

Technology Policy

Escaping waterfall government and the myth of 'digital transformation'

Writing with my colleague Cassian Young, in a new article in Computer Weekly we consider why an agile approach to digital programmes will not transform Whitehall – unless the waterfall approach to policy and decision-making is overhauled too. 66 more words

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The Great Awakening of Information Technology

The human race has made it pretty far, considering the various blights, pestilences and geopolitical struggles we’ve encountered along the way. For a self-reflective species, we are constantly creating and consuming technologies as a means to an end. 1,098 more words