Technology news roundup 15/09/2017


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Stay tech-savvy with the Eligo Technology news roundup, this week ending 15/09/2017 Britain’s fastest-growing tech firms are named in Tech Track 100 list, The new Data Protection Bill is released, Google is accused of gender pay discrimination in the US and a report reveals civil servant’s digital skills are still lacking. 



Britain’s fastest-growing tech firms named in Tech Track 100 list

The Sunday Times has published its 17th annual Hiscox Tech Track 100, that ranks Britain’s fastest-growing private tech, media and telecoms companies in 2017. The majority of the companies on the list are headquartered in London, but it is notable that 43 of the companies, including four of the top 10, are based outside the capital. 68% of the companies secured funding from venture capital/private equity firms or business angels, and 60 firms reported an operating profit in their last financial year. The most popular sector on the list was software development, with 21 companies generating a combined sale of £324m.

Click here to read more (UKTN) 11/09/2017



The Data Protection Bill: How the UK’s data laws will now be fit for the digital age

The data protection bill was published yesterday and According to the digital minister Matt Hancock “it’s been a generation since we last updated our protection laws, to free up the nation’s businesses and entrepreneurs to innovate – while protecting from cyber-attacks and making Britain the safest place in the world to be online.” He goes on to say; “today we are publishing the Data Protection Bill to provide a comprehensive new legal framework for data protection in the UK, combining rules that encourage innovation while protecting privacy.”

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(City A.M.) 14/09/2017


Google accused of gender pay discrimination in class action

Google has been sued by three former employees over allegations that it pays women less than men, adding to recent pressure on the company over its gender practices. The case follows criticism from the US Department of Labour over what it claimed was “extreme” pay discrimination against women. The tech giant vehemently denied any pay bias, though it has resisted pressure from some shareholders to publish data on current pay levels. The lawsuit was launched on behalf of three women who worked at the company’s headquarters in Silicon Valley for between three and 11 years.

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(FT) 14/09/2017



Report reveals civil servant’s digital skills still lacking

A survey published by TechUK of almost 1,000 civil servants has found that a shortage of digital skills and capabilities continues to hamper the civil service’s ability to use technology to improve public service efficiency. A lack of digital nous was seen as the largest barrier to the adoption of technology in government by 57 percent of almost 1,000 civil service respondents. The figure shows an increase on last year’s survey findings.

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(UKAuthority) 14/09/2017


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