Tech and society
BCS believes in making IT good for society - part of this is navigating the transformative benefits of IT and digital technology safely and securely.
BCS works in a variety of ways with the government, the public sector, private industry and civil society to generate practical solutions to key issues such as online harms, cyber security and data security and protection.
Articles, papers and reports
Take a look at our most recent papers and reports, or view all of our published policy papers.
Data - A new direction
BCS response to a UK government consultation on proposed reforms to the UK’s data protection regime.
BCS welcomes the government focus on stimulating innovation, productivity and growth through digital technologies and the need to foster constructive competition.
Digital identity and attributes
A 2021 Cabinet Office report found that more than 9% of UK adults don’t have a valid photo ID, and 2% don’t have any form of ID at all.
Discover BCS membership! You’ll be joining a thriving community of IT professionals and benefits include access to regular events, conferences, meetings, as well the chance to join our members’ groups such as the ICT Ethics specialist group, or the Law Specialist Group.
Share your support
BCS regularly polls IT professionals and members on topical issues. Our surveys are one way that we listen to our members opinions and this helps to form our policies on major areas of public policy, such as the NHSX contract tracing app.
BCS Fellows Technical Advisory Group (F-TAG)
F-TAG's aim is to explain the opportunities and challenges of emerging technologies, what they mean for the digital industries and for the competitiveness of ‘UK Plc’.
The group is chaired by Rashik Parmar FBCS (an IBM Vice-President and a member of BCS’ Organisation and Employers’ Board), and is made up of 25 BCS Fellows selected from diverse demographic and professional backgrounds.
"Lack of diversity in product development teams is a concern as non-diverse teams may be more likely to follow practices that inadvertently hard-wire bias into new products or services."
Do you want to know more about our policy work or have views about STEM policy you’d like to share? Would your organisation like to get involved with our STEM research or carry out a joint campaign with BCS? If so, we want to hear from you! To share your opinions and to find out more about partnering with us, get in touch at email@example.com