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Amazon is taking British public for mugs says GMB general secretary, as details of AWS deals surface

GMB general secretary says Amazon is taking the British public “for mugs” by landing lucrative government cloud contracts despite tax avoidance concerns A new report from GMB Union has slammed the UK government’s relationship with Amazon after it emerged the company pocketed £11 million from selling cloud services to HMRC last year, over six times… Read More


Government launches investigation into machine learning bias

The investigation will look into the potential for algorithmic bias in public and private sector decision making The potential for bias in machine learning algorithms that could be used in local government and the justice system is to be investigated by a government advisory body. The Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI) is to… Read More


Government data centre management roles in decline, Gartner says

The transition to digital government and embracing of cloud services spells the decline of data centre management roles, according to analyst house Gartner Digital transformation of government is gaining momentum. And according to Gartner, this will lead to a radical reshaping of the government IT workforce. By 2023 it says, 50 percent of government IT… Read More


How open source drives innovation in the UK public sector
Although it may seem counterintuitive for a business model that involves making source code freely available for redistribution and modification, open source is everywhere. The history of how it arrived here: a belle-epoque of collaboration buoyed by serious investment from juggernauts like Amazon, Google and Facebook has been covered before. Less attention has been drawn... Read More

How big data is tackling human trafficking
Stopping the global flow of human trafficking, one of the worst blights on the modern world, presents unique data challenges. Sarah Brown, managing analyst at charity STOP THE TRAFFIK (STT), discusses the charity's work and its solutions to difficult problems Founded in 2006, STT works to identify global trends in human trafficking, identify hotspots, help... Read More


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