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Parliament's 'pitiful' GBP £6.5m IT budget increase alarms cyber chiefs
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Amidst growing cyber threats, Parliament's meagre GBP £6.5 million increase in IT budget, now totalling GBP £67.7 million, prompts national security worries among cybersecurity chiefs.
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UK tech leaders discuss digital skills crisis at Parliament Street Summit
Wed, 29th Nov 2023
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At Parliament Street Summit, UK tech leaders debated the urgency of Britain's digital skills gap and potential solutions.
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Mapping the future of UK's digital economy at Parliament
Thu, 23rd Nov 2023
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UK industry leaders gathered at Parliament to strategise on the future of the digital economy, covering digital skills, diversity, and sustainability.
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Parliament summit underscores role of businesses in UK's green shift
Thu, 16th Nov 2023
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Parliamentary summit highlights crucial role of UK businesses in achieving net zero emissions and fostering sustainability.
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Spark becomes technology partner for Parliamentary Service
Mon, 23rd Jan 2023
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it infrastructure
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datacom
Spark named as new technology partner for the Parliamentary Service, replacing Datacom. The move aims to enhance technology services for Parliament.
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ComCom wants to know what you think of your phone and broadband service
Tue, 25th Jun 2019
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NZ Commission seeks public input on telco services quality post Telecom Act revamp.
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NZ Parliament shifts to in-house user IT support
Thu, 20th Jun 2019
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it services
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datacom
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NZ Parliament boosts in-house IT, keeps Datacom for other tech needs.
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Parliament supports NZ's Privacy Bill during first reading
Wed, 11th Apr 2018
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data protection
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privacy
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New Zealand’s proposed Privacy Bill is going through the first round of debates in Parliament this week, with the support of all sitting MPs.
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Northern Irish Parliament victim of brute force cyberattack
Tue, 3rd Apr 2018
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A number of computers were hacked and have now been disabled - and the Scottish and English parliaments have had the same attack in the last year.
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Manifesto challenges NZ leadership to pursue tech future
Wed, 24th May 2017
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cloud services
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government
Twenty New Zealand tech companies have published a manifesto urging the government to future-proof the country through technological advancement and innovation.
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12 year old to bring Parliament up to code
Wed, 26th Apr 2017
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12-year-old Amelia Lockley is set to teach MPs coding, promoting digital literacy in Parliament and across New Zealand's youth.
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Closed captioning of NZ Parliament set to go live
Mon, 8th Aug 2016
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New Zealanders will have better access to Parliament with the introduction of live closed captioning on multiple platforms.
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InternetNZ says TPP's 'digital locks' will stifle innovation
Wed, 27th Jul 2016
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copyright
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tppa
InternetNZ has made its submission towards the TPP Amendment Bill, saying the legislation will make copyright laws less fair and stifle innovation.
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Want to know what's happening in Parliament? There's an app for that
Fri, 22nd May 2015
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apps
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An app has been released for Kiwi citizens, aiming to make it easier for them to get in contact with MPs and gain insight into Parliament.
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Kordia launches new streaming platform, scores Parliament contract
Mon, 11th May 2015
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video
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digital entertainment
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The new streaming platform provides an end-to-end solution to remove all the complexity of delivering video feeds to the internet.
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Cyberbullying bill back up for debate
Tue, 24th Mar 2015
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The ‘controversial’ cyberbullying bill has been placed up the Order Paper for debate today, according to a statement from Parliament Today.
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Joan Withers named chair of Television New Zealand, replacing Walden
Tue, 17th Mar 2015
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Joan Withers takes the helm as chair of TVNZ amid a push for digital expansion, succeeding Wayne Walden in the role.
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Boost for Kiwi students as Microsoft NZ helps hone digital skills
Tue, 1st Jul 2014
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Graduates from the Microsoft IT Academy’s ‘Microsoft Office Specialist’ course have earned special recognition from Hekia Parata, Education Minister, as well as digital skills to aid their future.
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Apple snubs Australian parliamentary probe
Mon, 30th Jul 2012
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creative technologies
The world’s leading technology companies decline a public enquiry into IT prices Down Under as Australian MPs voice concerns.
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Mojo Mathers campaign takes off online
Mon, 20th Feb 2012
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Online campaign surges in support of deaf MP Mojo Mathers, challenging Parliamentary accessibility norms with nearly 1500 petitions.
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Hughes takes Powers to task on internet penalties
Thu, 9th Jun 2011
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copyright
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ndi
Green MP Gareth Hughes questions Commerce Minister Simon Power over the human rights issues of the recently passed copyright amendment.
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Internet disconnection penalties 'must go'
Fri, 6th Aug 2010
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telco
Cutting off accounts is like banning someone from using the postal system because they posted copied CDs, says InternetNZ.
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Reminder: Internet Industry Awards close today
Wed, 7th Jul 2010
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awards
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telco
Today is your last chance to download an application form and submit your winning story.
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Rethink urged on telco regulation
Tue, 4th May 2010
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Former deputy chair of UK regulator Ofcom Richard Hooper queries<br />how New Zealand's government agencies will work together as they rethink NZ's telco regulation<br />in the fibre world.