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ODI urges more open Land Registry approach to property data
By Neil Merrett
Data advocacy group calls for other key information such as foreign ownership of property to be made available as open data; Land Registry rejects suggestions it has restricted HPI dataset
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Councils to benefit from Scotland Excel’s customer service framework
By David Bicknell
Civica is one of four companies named to £15m framework offering beneficial rates for councils eyeing channel shift and end-to-end digital transformation
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Blockchain could consign Whitehall bureaucracy to scrapheap, argues think-tank
By Neil Merrett
GDS insiders and the Open Data Institute meanwhile continue to urge caution over what potential, if any, distributed ledgers may have in rebuilding certain government services
Public Services > Local government > News
Building the right team to support the beautiful local government game
Chris Ginnelly, managing director of Civica Digital Solutions, explores the similarities between running a digitally enabled local authority and managing a winning football team
Public Services > Local government > Features
Socitm briefing warns over digital transformation “delusions”
By Neil Merrett
Group argues that standardised and shared development approach is vital to ensure more significant overhauls of service delivery and genuine organisational change
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New GOV.UK Verify lead mulls devolution and NHS potential
By Neil Merrett
Jess McEvoy outlines ambitions for ID assurance programme including how the platform may realistically be extended beyond its current Whitehall-specific remit
Public Services > Local government > News
GDS identity assurance head Janet Hughes to leave Whitehall
By Neil Merrett
Jess McEvoy will take over role on acting basis as GOV.UK Verify lead becomes latest prominent digital figure to move away from Whitehall within the last month
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Hampshire’s £100,000 ICO fine shows cost of failure to protect personal data
By Conor McGuinness
Hampshire County Council fined £100,000 by the ICO after a data breach at a former council site after failing to dispose the personal information of over 100 people
Public Services > Local government > News
Connell takes up ICT reins in Norfolk
By David Bicknell
Former Newham and Havering CIO starts Norfolk tenure; Nick Thrustle steps in on interim basis at Connell’s former employer
Public Services > Local government > News
Sunderland council abandons technology partner procurement
By Neil Merrett
Proposed opportunity had sought vendor to oversee council’s ICT transformation plans and wider framework agreement to potentially serve regional public service providers
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