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 …

Micro-targeting: Privacy is on the agenda again, but is anyone paying attention?

Andy Halsall News, Politics, Technology

Privacy and political micro-targeting in the UK: The doorstep versus data-mining. In the same week that we find out that the the UK’s Information Commissioner has launched an investigation into the way political parties target voters through social media, Mozilla has released the results of its privacy survey. The two bring the ability of businesses and political parties to track …