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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replace the previous Data Protection Act and considerably tightens up the rules on privacy and consent. In the first of a series of articles on GDPR, Martyn Jansen, Contracts and Legal Compliance Manager for Eduserv, explains why compliance with GDPR – although not fully required until 2018 – should be very much on the CIOs agenda ...

Supported by Eduserv, our Data Platform specialist, Victoria Holt has been conducting post-graduate research into database management. When I discovered she'd won a national award for her work, I caught up with her to find out more... You’ve recently won an award from the Open University. What was it for? The award is the 2016 AOUG Will Swann Award for Innovation and Knowledg ...

At this year’s annual PSE ICT conference, delegates gained valuable insight from a panel of experts on “how local authorities are approaching digital change”. Speakers included Simon Hughes of Mid Sussex District Council and Maryvonne Hassell of Aylesbury Vale District Council, who each shared their experiences of how their own organisations achieved success via two very differ ...

This year the government announced that £4.2 billion will be spent on bringing the NHS into the digital age – paper free, kite-marked apps, digital records, click and collect prescriptions, free Wi-Fi in hospitals and citizen access to personal records which we can control and edit. The reality is far removed from this ambition, and the track record is littered with failed nati ...

Our recent report on local government cloud adoption paints a picture of the maturity of councils’ information management, their readiness to adopt digital methods and how far they have moved away from a dependence on traditional insourced IT.   ...

Last month, I attended a fascinating Charity IT Leaders (CITL) event and listened with particular interest to the keynote talk delivered by my colleague Jos Creese. Until recently, Jos was also president of the BCS (the Chartered Institute for IT) and his chosen theme for the year was IT Apprenticeships. As such, he was keen to tell the audience of charity IT leaders that as a ...

You’re probably immersed in your own processes to ensure that your company complies with GDPR but have you considered the impact on your interactions with third parties? To maximise effectiveness, get the dialogue with them started as soon as possible. Here are eight ways your service provider relationship may be impacted: Reduced data storage GDPR encourages you to reduc ...

Stop talking and start building with open source, open standards and agile methods The next EBP report will focus on the role of digital design in achieving health and social care integration (this is the second report on the topic – the first being about the context of the challenge). As part of the research I interviewed Dr. Tony Shannon from Ripple – a clinically led team w ...

Last week the Information Commissioner’s Office issued telecoms company Talk Talk with a record £400,000 fine for the security failings which led to the access by cyber-attack of nearly 160,000 customer files last year. In a statement announcing the fine, the Information Commissioner criticised Talk Talk for failing in the "basic principles" of cyber-security. The case is a p ...

As part of the health and social care integration work undertaken by the EBP, I have been interviewing people from across the sector - finding stories and experiences that can inspire others and give practical guidance. I recently interviewed Karl Goatley, Director of IT at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, about the formation of SEEN (South East of England Data Networks ...

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