Stewart Hamilton

Written 53 posts

Communications and Engagement Officer

Digital Strategy Consultation – An Ethical Digital Nation

11th December 2020

In a recent blog, we introduced the consultation for the new Digital Strategy for Scotland and highlighted why it is so important for people across the country to have their voices heard. This is the sixth and final blog in a short series taking a look at the key themes raised within the strategy. In…

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Join the conversation on digital ethics

8th December 2020

The Digital Directorate’s, Digital Participation team are seeking engagement from the public, organisations and businesses on an open digital dialogue to gather opinions on the collection and use of information online. This work is being done as part of discussions on what it means to be an Ethical Digital Nation. We want to ensure that…

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Digital Strategy Consultation – A vibrant tech sector

7th December 2020

We recently introduced a consultation for the new Digital Strategy for Scotland and highlighted why it is so important for people across the country to have their voices heard. This is the fifth blog in a short series taking a look at the key themes raised within the strategy and why a vibrant tech sector…

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Data access for the public good

30th November 2020

Blog by Tom Andrews, Communications and Engagement Manager, Statistics and Data Access Division. The Statistics and Data Access Division has been working with the Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research (SCADR) to make data linkage – the linking of administrative data created by one organisation or department to that from another – in Scotland more…

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SG Payments – Moving from Alpha to Beta

25th November 2020

Blog by Carron Macnab, Delivery Manager, Product and Commercial Division. As a key commitment in the Digital Strategy for Scotland, the SG Payments Service will incrementally replace existing disparate and disconnected platforms that we currently use for paying out pensions, benefits and grants. We’ve previously blogged about our successful Alpha and proof of concept phases,…

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Digital Strategy Consultation – A Digital and Data Economy

23rd November 2020

In a recent blog, we introduced the consultation for the new Digital Strategy for Scotland and highlighted why it is so important for people across the country to have their voices heard. This is the fourth blog in a short series taking a look at the key themes raised within the strategy. In this blog,…

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Digital Identity Scotland – Industry event update

17th November 2020

Claire Lumsdaine, Product Manager for Digital Identity in the Scottish Government, provides an update on the work of the Digital Identity Scotland programme. In our last Blog, we invited interest in an Industry Engagement event, shared material about our prototype work from earlier in the year as well as the outputs from some of our…

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Digital Strategy Consultation – Transforming Government

16th November 2020

We recently introduced a consultation for the new Digital Strategy for Scotland and highlighted why it is so important for people across the country to have their voices heard. This is the third blog in a short series taking a look at the key themes raised within the strategy and why digital transformation of public…

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Digital Strategy Consultation – Services working for all

2nd November 2020

In a recent blog, we introduced the consultation for the new Digital Strategy for Scotland and highlighted why it is so important for people across the country to have their voices heard. This is the second blog in a short series taking a look at the key themes raised within the strategy. In this blog,…

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Digital Strategy Consultation – No one left behind

19th October 2020

In a recent blog, we introduced the consultation for the new Digital Strategy for Scotland and highlighted why it is so important for people across the country to have their voices heard. This is the first blog in a short series taking a look at the key themes raised within the strategy and hear why…

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