12 January 2015
Wednesday, 18 February 2015
The Scottish Government and National Records of Scotland (“NRS”) are undertaking a joint consultation on the proposed amendments to the National Health Service Central Register (Scotland) Regulations 2006. The proposals are to enable certain data contained on the National Health Service Central Register (“the NHSCR”) to be shared with certain named bodies and for the NHSCR to hold additional postcode data.
4 November 2014
Friday, 20 March 2015
The Government is working to make the UK one of the safest places in the world to do business. As part of this we recognise the importance of obtaining reliable data about information and cyber security breaches and practices. We make this information publicly available so all businesses can benefit from it. I therefore urge you to take the time to complete this survey to enable us all to gain valuable insight to support and guide businesses and Government policy. Thank you very much for your valuable time and input into this survey. Ed Vaizey – Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy
Network neutrality has been used to describe a number of contentious issues from a commercial, legal, security and operational viewpoint. Generally speaking, it has been taken to mean that any choice of communications service or information technology component does not reduce other choices available to the user for different services or components, and that each choice is treated neutrally by other elements in the end-to-end service continuum. This includes all devices, services, management tools, content and applications, and the sender or receiver IP address.
Mobile communications involves provision of services using wireless transmission.
The opening up of government, corporate and private data as massive online data sources is of great potential value, from apps that show us crime hot spots to databases that enable diseases to be understood and cured and victims of disasters to be located. However, alongside the benefits, there is also the threat of abuses, such as the creation of an infrastructure of permanent surveillance, the discovery of the whereabouts of victims, disclosure of socially stigmatising diseases or conditions or the use of Big Data by fraudsters for targeting victims.
BCS understands IT is a key enabler of the digital economy, which describes the exchange of information, goods and services through an information technology platform. The digital economy exists within an international framework of extant commercial and intellectual property (IP) laws and regulation, which often struggle to keep pace with technology change. BCS seeks to ensure everyone benefits from IT and we work to promote wider social and economic progress through the advancement of information technology. In order to achieve these objectives, we recognise the need for a digitally-optimised IP system that is fit for the digital economy.
Cyber to the Citizen initiative