Institutional Thinking Blog

Thoughts on membership, the profession, and the occasional pseudo-random topic from the policy and community director.

Recent Blog Posts

  • An open letter to the House of Commons Science and Technology committee

    David Evans25th Feb 2016

    I am writing to you on behalf of the BCS, the Chartered Institute of IT, with regard to the Science and Technology Committee’s report ‘The Big Data Dilemma’. I would like to meet in person with you to share our ideas for bringing to life the Committee’s recommendations and I was particularly interested in the idea of a ‘Council of Data Ethics’. [Read more]

  • Servants of the people with our website history

    David Evans17th Nov 2015

    BCS has never been against digital surveillance - even on a population-scale - as a matter of principle. This is an area that often puts us at odds with the tech zeitgeist, which tends to be a bit more on the liberal side of the spectrum. [Read more]

  • Tin-foil wallet and creepy phone hacking in Parliament

    David Evans3rd Nov 2015

    There is a lot going on around personal data at the moment, everything from Edward Snowden to TalkTalk to Safe Harbour to China’s implementation of Orwell’s 1984 in beta, and so on. [Read more]

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