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Outsourcing public services should not undermine freedom of information rights, says watchdog

The public's right to access information held by the government and other public bodies should not be undermined by the outsourcing of public services, the Scottish information commissioner has said. 22 Jan 2015

Banks could provide more data to customers when processing payments

Businesses and consumers could be given more information by their banks when making payments under plans being considered by the Payments Council. 22 Dec 2014

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UK government defines 'big data' and is advised to take lead on harnessing 'internet of things' opportunities

The UK government could use 'big data' to pre-fill forms that the public need to complete when engaging with government services online, tailor those services to "individuals and population cohorts" and better monitor how policies are being delivered at local... 19 Dec 2014

Think tank criticises UK government's "short-sightedness" and lack of "forward-thinking" infrastructure strategy

Gaps in the UK's "institutional architecture" for coming to decisions on major infrastructure investment means that the process is not as efficient as it otherwise could be, according to a leading policy 'think tank'. 19 Dec 2014

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