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October 11, 2019  9:59 AM

IT leaders must recognise and acknowledge the growing mental health issues from working in tech

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

As Computer Weekly readers will know, there are many great reasons for working in tech – it’s fast-moving and creative, it’s changing the way we live and work, and mostly it’s well remunerated. Feel free to add your own. But IT can also be a highly pressured environment – running...

September 11, 2019  1:29 PM

Could Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings’ ‘secret’ data sharing plan work?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

Prime minister Boris Johnson and his controversial special advisor, Dominic Cummings, are “secretly” working on a plan to gather citizen data from across Whitehall to be used for targeting communications to people in the run-up to Brexit, according to


August 30, 2019  3:42 PM

GDS reveals details of digital identity pilot for passport data checks

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

The Government Digital Service (GDS) has published details of the planned pilot project for opening up passport data to companies that wish to offer digital identity...


August 28, 2019  12:07 PM

Gov.uk Verify’s £40m bill for losing Experian

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

The Government Digital Service (GDS) insists that its plans for Gov.uk Verify “remain on track” despite the withdrawal of three of the five remaining identity...

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August 5, 2019  12:55 PM

Why Gov.uk Verify faces a critical few months – again

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

Gov.uk Verify – the government’s flagship digital identity system – faces a critical few months ahead. Again. As the clock ticks down towards the end of March 2020, when


July 25, 2019  12:52 PM

The only tech question that matters for a new PM: are you ready for the digital future, Mr Johnson?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

It’s traditional upon the coronation of a new Prime Minister to write a list of all the things they need to address in the tech and digital...


July 11, 2019  3:13 PM

We shouldn’t need to debate online identity again, but it’s right that we do

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

The latest select committee report by MPs into the progress of digital government in the UK has resurrected a question that has reared its head on several occasions in...


June 7, 2019  3:36 PM

‘A breath of fresh air’ for Gov.uk Verify?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

Three months ago, the Government Digital Service (GDS) appointed the first ever director of digital identity, Lisa Barrett – tasked...


May 8, 2019  2:44 PM

Gov.uk Verify is the Theresa May of digital government

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

Gov.uk Verify is the Theresa May of digital government. The embattled Prime Minister faces calls to quit from all around – her own Conservative MPs, grassroots Tory activists, the right-wing press and...


May 2, 2019  10:27 AM

Huawei furore leads inevitably to a global polarisation of the tech sector

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

The sacking of defence minister Gavin Williamson is another indication of how


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