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W3C WAI Invite Feedback on Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology 1.0 Working Draft

W3C WAI Invite Feedback on Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology 1.0 Working Draft | Digital rights | Scoop.it
On Monday 20 September 2012 the W3C WAI published the Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology 1.0 working draft.
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UK Government Mandates Open Document Format! A Brave or Foolhardy Decision?

UK Government Mandates Open Document Format!  A Brave or Foolhardy Decision? | Digital rights | Scoop.it
UK Government Policy Announcement on Office Standards Image from Computer Weekly (http://www.computerworlduk.com/) Back in October 2012 in a post entitled Good News From the UK Government: Launch of the Open Standards Principles which described how...
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Social care meets social media – what's holding the sector back?

Social care meets social media – what's holding the sector back? | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Historically services have been cautious with digital tools, but things are changing, says Ruth Hardy
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The 5 Fact Guide to Digital Health for Hospital CEOs

The 5 Fact Guide to Digital Health for Hospital CEOs | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Dr. Saif Abed provides a 5 fact guide to digital health for hospital CEOs and physicians considering a digital health solution for their hospital/practice.
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Data protection reforms should enable 'one time' patient consent to use of their data in medical research, says health body

Data protection reforms should enable 'one time' patient consent to use of their data in medical research, says health body | Digital rights | Scoop.it
New EU data protection laws should not force medical researchers to seek consent from patients each time they wish to use their data or tissue samples in a new research project, the European Society of Medical Oncologists (ESMO) has said.
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Think Like a Designer: 3 Tips to Help You Build a Better Website

Think Like a Designer: 3 Tips to Help You Build a Better Website | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Thinking like a designer can be hard, but it helps when building great websites. Your content and messaging may be spotless, but without solid design your website will fall flat. These 3 design tips...
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Yammer? Not here you don’t.

Yammer?  Not here you don’t. | Digital rights | Scoop.it
… everybody who wishes to access the internet should be able to and … it is the role of government to ensure that everybody in our society has the opportunity to develop digital skills.
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Digital Scotland

Digital Scotland | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Discover how the ambition of Scotland is to have digital inclusion, technologies, skills and innovation across all areas of Scottish society.
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Think Digital

Think Digital is a description of capability required for organisations looking to move to a model of operating that is comfortable with change, able to act qu…
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Digital Scotland

Digital Scotland | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Discover how the ambition of Scotland is to have digital inclusion, technologies, skills and innovation across all areas of Scottish society.
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Want better workplace collaboration? Use social media – DC Velocity

Want better workplace collaboration? Use social media – DC Velocity | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Is your team taking too long to solve problems or complete projects? Social media tools might speed up the process.
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French privacy watchdog to increase scrutiny of 'cookie law' compliance

French privacy watchdog to increase scrutiny of 'cookie law' compliance | Digital rights | Scoop.it
The way in which businesses operating in France obtain consumers' consent to place 'cookies' on their computers to monitor those individuals' behaviour online is to be subject to increased scrutiny.
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Privacy watchdog envisages additional checks on EU institutions' transfers of personal data to the cloud

Privacy watchdog envisages additional checks on EU institutions' transfers of personal data to the cloud | Digital rights | Scoop.it
EU institutions that wish to transfer personal data to a cloud computing provider based outside of the trading bloc may have to obtain sign-off from a privacy watchdog to proceed with the transfer in future.
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Annual review of social media policies may not address regulatory risks, says expert

Annual review of social media policies may not address regulatory risks, says expert | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Businesses should conduct at least a quarterly review of their social media strategy to ensure their approach to engaging with customers via Facebook, Twitter and other channels remains compliant with the law, an expert has said.
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ICO publishes 'big data' guidance and stresses fairness and transparency for data protection compliance

ICO publishes 'big data' guidance and stresses fairness and transparency for data protection compliance | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Businesses buying personal information from third parties for use in 'big data' projects need to check with the sellers whether they have a right to use the data in that context or whether they need to obtain consent from individuals to use the...
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Who’s using social media to network on health care topics? The young and healthy.

Who’s using social media to network on health care topics? The young and healthy. | Digital rights | Scoop.it
More than half of respondents in a survey last year said they would trust health information posted on social media
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Businesses like Apple that view data stored on customer devices should be explicit about their reasons for access

Businesses like Apple that view data stored on customer devices should be explicit about their reasons for access | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Businesses like Apple should be explicit about the reasons why they access data stored on customer devices and should not simply rely on general permissions that do not specify the purposes for which the data accessed are used, an expert has said.
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Why open access should be a key issue for university leaders

Why open access should be a key issue for university leaders | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Universities are drowning in digital information. It's time senior leaders made openness – and its consequences – their concern
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Tackling digital exclusion: five to follow on Twitter

Tackling digital exclusion: five to follow on Twitter | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Our list of the top tweeters and bloggers working in public services writing about inclusion and the digital divide (RT @SocietyGuardian: Tackling digital exclusion: 5 to follow http://t.co/PoWRqo9zkM...
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Glasgow gets Scotland's first free BT Wi-Fi network

Glasgow gets Scotland's first free BT Wi-Fi network | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Free public Wi-Fi has been rolled out across parts of Glasgow. (Good news for Glasgow shoppers and residents.
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Must Read Report: The Internet’s Latest Disruption – Knowledge.

Must Read Report: The Internet’s Latest Disruption – Knowledge. | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Know or die: risk and opportunity of Knowledge 2.0 “And the web stormed the enterprise and disrupted roles, tasks and jobs: it cast speed, openness, flexibility and efficiency throughout, sparing no business processes: manufacturing, logistic,...
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The data retention bill means we have no privacy rights at all

The data retention bill means we have no privacy rights at all | Digital rights | Scoop.it
On July 15, with the support of all three main parties, the UK parliament passed the data retention and investigatory powers (DRIP) bill. According to home secretary Theresa May, the bill was designed…
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Building digital skills – lessons from around the UK | SCVO

Building digital skills – lessons from around the UK | SCVO | Digital rights | Scoop.it
RT @clry2: Building #digitalskills - lessons from around the UK http://t.co/N0RvYBnm5d @DW_CarnegieUK writes for @scvotweet #digitalpartici…
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Can you help us count digital skills and capabilities in Scotland? | SCVO

Can you help us count digital skills and capabilities in Scotland? | SCVO | Digital rights | Scoop.it
RT @clry2: Can you help us count #digitalskills and capabilities in Scotland? http://t.co/tsKJ3sWvQn #digitalparticipation @digiscot @digit…
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Managing change the biggest barrier to digital innovation, say business executives

Managing change the biggest barrier to digital innovation, say business executives | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Managing change has been identified as the largest obstacle businesses must overcome when introducing new digital projects in a survey of business executives conducted by a consultancy firm.
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Mandatory communications data retention 'appears neither necessary nor proportionate', says UN body

Mandatory communications data retention 'appears neither necessary nor proportionate', says UN body | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Forcing telecoms companies to store so-called 'communications data' on the basis that it may be useful to government agencies in the future "appears neither necessary nor proportionate", the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has said.
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