Brexit potentially provides the UK with an incredible opportunity to create jobs, drive growth, create a fairer society, and position itself as a digital world leader, according to a new report by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
Over the last few decades’ new research from the fields of neuroscience and social psychology has shed light onto the working of the human brain and the concept of unconscious bias. Unconscious biases are simply our unintentional people preferences, which are created and maintained by thewayourbrainswork,tosortdataquicklyand are influencedbyourupbringing,themedia and ourlifeexperiences.
There will be a general election in 2015. In preparation many bodies have produced manifestos to try to influence government policy in the IT space. Are they asking for the right things? Brian Runciman MBCS reports on some of the manifestos and highlights some BCS reaction from a recent policy meeting.
The Internet of Things (IoT) - Everyday objects increasingly contain embedded technology (e.g. sensors) to communicate, sense and interact with the environment in which they are placed, with humans, and with remote information systems. As more information is produced these objects will interact between themselves with the aim to improve the quality of human life. An example - Your car detects from a tyre sensor that the tread depth will be illegal in around 200 miles and will need replacing in one week’s time based on your driving habits in the last seven days. The car interacts with a system that you have permitted to interact with it, and automatically books an appointment at the local service centre and orders the exact tyre required from the supplier offering the best price.
21 April 2017
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply in the UK from 25 May 2018. The UK remains a member of the European Union until we leave and the full rights and obligations of membership will apply until then, which includes an obligation to implement the GDPR.
10 April 2017
Friday, 12 May 2017
The Protection of Official Data project was referred to the Law Commission by the Cabinet Office in late 2015. We commenced work in February 2016 and they will publish their final report in Summer 2017.