Greater Manchester Digital and Tech Summit

Loz Kaye Politics, Technology

Greater Manchester has laid out its ambitions to harness the power of technology and spark a new digital revolution which will connect people, businesses and communities – firmly establishing the city-region as the UK’s number one digital city. One core pledge that Andy Burnham made during the election campaign for the new Greater Manchester city region mayor post was to …

Tory Tech – Digital in the Conservative Manifesto

Loz Kaye News, Politics, Technology

The tension between investment and ambition versus tax and regulation show an ideological battle at the heart of May’s digital master plan Technology and digital businesses and innovators must be heartily fed up of the mixed messages from our politicians and political parties. Attitudes seem to swing wildly, often within days on the same issue. On Monday digital innovation and …

The Media Politics of NHScyberattack

Loz Kaye News, Security, Technology

NHS IT is not healthy, a strong and stable response from government, society and the media is needed to build immunity. The global WannaCrypt ransomware attack has pushed information security front and centre of the media and political agenda. Just four days after the initial outbreak on the 12th of May there were more than 200,000 victims in over 150 …

New Way Forward on Mass Surveillance

Loz Kaye Organisation, Surveillance

There has been much reflection on 2016. It was a pretty terrible year in the fight on mass surveillance, here in the UK particularly with the passing of the Investigatory Powers Act. As Kate Allen of Amnesty International has put it “governments, including the UK, are not far off creating societies in which freedom is the exception and fear the …