Topic: Technology

How can local authorities use technology and data to deliver better public services and harness social media for better interaction with citizens?

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Digital innovation in transport and highways

This briefing summarises and considers an October 2017 report published by ADEPT (Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport) on “Digital Innovation: the route to the highways systems of the future”.

Scotland Briefing
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Estonia’s Digital Government Revolution – what can be learnt?

Due to significant similarities between Estonian and the UK nations, in terms of demography and administrative structure, it is worth looking at how Estonians managed their Digital LocalGov Revolution.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Briefing
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Casting out: web-casting meetings for remote communities

Councils are increasingly broadcasting meetings online. This briefing looks at the current recommendations for and practice of webcasting, and examines the challenges to its success and how these can be overcome.

Scotland Briefing
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Data Protection: Step change or revolution?

This briefing outlines the reforms introduced by the EU General Data Protection Directive (GDPR) to individual rights, and summarises the governance and accountability mechanisms that underpin the new regime, and with which local authorities must comply.

Ireland Briefing
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Local government communications and social media

Social media is everywhere. To some extent, it affects the lives of everyone, even those who profess not to use or understand it. It is therefore essential that local government public relations teams use social media alongside more traditional methods of communication.

Scotland Briefing
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Local government communications and social media

The third in our series of briefings on communications, we look here at how councils use social media and suggest how it can be used effectively and with confidence.

England & Wales Briefing

Wolverhampton Policy Café

t LGiU we’re keen to have more – and better – conversations with our members. As part of this, we’re holding a series of short, lunchtime events (Policy Cafés) around the country. This month we were in Wolverhampton talking smart city strategies - Charlotte Maddix tells all.

England & Wales Blog Post Blog
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Data Protection: step change or revolution?

This briefing outlines the reforms introduced by the General Data Protection Directive (GDPR) to individual rights, and summarises the governance and accountability mechanisms that underpin the new regime, and with which local authorities must comply.

Scotland Briefing
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Data Protection: step change or revolution?

New rules will provide for secure handling of increasingly large amounts of personal data in a rapidly changing environment. This briefing outlines the reforms introduced by the General Data Protection Directive to individual rights, and summarises the governance mechanisms that underpin the new regime, and with which councils must comply.

England & Wales Briefing