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    With the Government’s response to its Internet Safety Strategy drawing heavily from some recent BCS work, Policy and Parliamentary Officer Theo Knott explains how the organisation is impacting public policy.
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    Social mobility is one of the preeminent challenges of our time. Very few of us would argue that people should not be allowed to go as far as their ability can take them but yet, a failure to address social mobility does just that. For many people, the barriers to success are built to an impossible scale and moving on up to a higher social standing is not based wholly on ability or determination, but through being born in a certain family in a certain location.
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    In 2001, Paul Sheridan MBCS CITP won a channel alliance partnership with the world leaders in automated technical performance evaluation. His current interest lies in the modernisation of IT practice.
  • Big Ben
    Amid growing concerns around just how responsible the digital technologies we use every day really are, Conservative MP Lee Rowley explains why a new cross-party Commission with BCS and Oxford University is needed to ensure ethical practices in technology development are assured.
  • Big Ben
    When at BCS we started thinking about how the digital world was impacting on politics, it was relatively low-key. We were considering how a public-interest group of digital professionals should interact with the world, and thought we should take an interest in what mattered to wider civil society. We did not imagine it would take us into such a central issue for the future of politics.
  • Big Ben
    Technology is by its very nature a forward-looking sector. The white heat of new inventions and innovations that transform, again and again, the way in which we live our lives. Working in a sector that is at the forefront of human progress is a privilege.
  • Bob Hughes, BCS author and chief moderator of BCS professional and higher education qualifications in IT project management, discusses the emergence of a new project management standard.
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    The curious incident last week of a ‘panic’ over alleged shots being fired in Oxford Street, that never happened, has an interesting historical precedent. There has been a lot of concern expressed that social media is to blame, and some particular celebrities with large numbers of followers are alleged to have stoked the panic by, in effect, validating ‘fake news’.
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    It will take something quite remarkable to take Brexit from the top domestic headlines of 2018. I’ve recently returned from a two-week holiday which included a digital detox. Looking at the work-related emails, two topics dominated: Brexit and GDPR (around 40% each with overlap).
  • Big Ben
    The new Data Protection Bill is currently working its way through Parliament, promising to write some hugely significant principles about personal data into legislation. However, a recent poll commissioned by BCS suggests some of the plans in the Bill may be worryingly out of step with public thinking.

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