Policy area: Digital

Reports

Data Protection and Digital Information Bill

This report from UK think tank the Social Market Foundation argues that the Bill is a threat to fair markets and open public services. The Data Protection and Digital Information Bill, currently at Committee stage in the House of Lords, is set to undermine vital rights that protect vulnerable consumers and help workers understand how...

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Unfreezing the Abraham Accords

This report from UK think tank the Henry Jackson Society looks at a new transatlantic strategy for greater peace, stability and integration in the Middle East. Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine triggered the largest war in Europe since World War II. The invasion also marked the first all-out cyber war between two nation-states, as Russia...

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Lessons from the first cyberwar

This report from UK think tank the Henry Jackson Society looks at how supporting Ukraine on the digital battlefield can help improve the UK’s online resilience. Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine triggered the largest war in Europe since World War II. The invasion also marked the first all-out cyber war between two nation-states, as Russia...

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Ransomware

This report from UK think tank RUSI outlines the harms ransomware causes to organisations, individuals, the UK economy, national security and wider society. The latest report from RUSI’s Cyber Research Group, titled “The Scourge of Ransomware”, outlines the harm ransomware causes to organisations, individuals, the UK economy, national security and wider society. Drawing on interviews...

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Saving the golden goose

This report from UK think tank the Adam Smith Institute recommends that the UK's position as the most respected crypto regulatory space in the world should be protected. The UK should avoid copying the US securitarian model from crypto and digital assets. If the Prime Minister wishes to achieve his stated goal to make the...

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Falling behind? The UK’s high-value public datasets

This report from UK think tank the Centre for Public Data calls for the UK government to make their high-value datasets freely available. High-value public data is basic infrastructure for the modern world. Good data on buildings, for example, helps everyone from the fire engine crew saving lives, to the start-up building better boilers. And...

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Pension power

This report from UK think tank Onward explores why the UK pension system under-invests in the tech sector and what can be done to address this. The UK has a chronic pension investment problem, leaving British innovators cash-strapped and preventing savers from cashing in on successful start-ups. Britons’ retirement savings make up a mere 10%...

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Fraudulent times

This report from UK think tank the Social Market Foundation argues that a more concerted and long-term effort against fraud is needed. We are in the midst of a fraud emergency, but efforts to tackle it have consistently fallen short of reversing its growth in recent years. This report argues that a more concerted and...

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Artificial intelligence for public value creation

This report from UK think tank IPPR suggests that governments could outline a positive vision for how AI can help create public value. The eyes of the world will be on this increasingly powerful technology as the UK holds a global AI safety summit in November. However, early signs indicate the discussions will lack ambition....

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Doing data justice

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at improving how data is collected, managed and used in the justice system. Data in the justice system has more gaps than other public services, data is often of poor quality, and data analysis is not playing as large a role as it should...

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Digitalisation of defence in NATO and the EU

This report from UK think tank IISS looks at making European defence fit for the digital age. NATO and the EU have embarked on a process of digital transformation of defence. This research paper outlines the principal tenets of related initiatives, provides a brief overview of the level of digitalisation of defence in selected European...

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Hayek on competition

This report from UK think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs looks at arguments for liberal antitrust for a digital age. Competition is a discovery process between rival firms and can only be explained if the information is imperfect. Competition is the most effective way to coordinate economic activity by disseminating the information and knowledge...

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The unregulated regulator

This report from UK think tank the Centre for Policy Studies argues that the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumer Bill could undermine dynamism in digital markets. The Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers (DMCC) Bill is a proposed new law which is intended to ‘stamp out unfair practices and promote competition in digital markets’. It would...

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The generative AI revolution: Opportunities, shocks, and risks

This report from UK think tank Onward looks at how the UK must develop “Great British GPT” to stay ahead in the AI race. Artificial Intelligence will be the transformational technology of our generation. In recent months the pace of change has accelerated, with the phenomenon of generative AI creating new applications that have exploded...

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UK Plc and supply chain cyber security: where in the world is my data?

This report from UK think tank the BFPG looks at the role of the UK government and businesses in supply chain cybersecurity. As hardware and software supply chains and their mapping become ever more complex, and digital technology procurement becomes an ever more pressing foreign policy issue, BFPG’s latest paper explores the role of the...

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Related Events

13 June 2024

Location: Online

Think tank: Centre for Cities

Better local data, better local decisions

This event hosted by UK think tank Centre for Cities explores how data can inform evidence-based policy making. Local data is important for evidence-based policy making at the local level. Drawing on Centre for Cities’ recent publication, LA Evidential, this event is an opportunity to hear from ONS Local and a local authority on how local data...

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What is important when thinking about digital government services?

Digital government services must be made truly accessible to reduce inequalities By Josh Abel (Fabian Society) The pandemic has brought the digital divide to the forefront of public policy debate. During lockdown, far too many children were unable to learn from home because they could not access the internet and millions of households faced social isolation because they were...

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