• Privacy by design and default – ScotAccount

    29th February 2024 by

    Laurie Brown, Digital Information Security Officer, provides strategic information security direction, assurance, and governance across a number of Scottish Government digital public services including the work to introduce ScotAccount.   ScotAccount is an online service that allows people to sign in to public services in a user-centred and secure way. It makes accessing services easier and…

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  • Security Principles – ScotAccount

    27th October 2023 by

    Laurie Brown, Digital Information Security Officer within Scottish Government, provides strategic information security direction, assurance and governance across a number of Scottish Government digital public services including the work of the digital identity programme.

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  • Introducing Interaction Design Week 2022

    12th October 2022 by

    Inspired by the annual World IxDD event and based on the success of our first event ‘World Interaction design day 2021’, the Interaction Design community in Scottish Government (SG) is bringing together an internal event for the second time called ‘Interaction Design Week 2022’ during the first week of November.

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  • Building digital capability means understanding where we are now, as well as where we need to be in the future

    19th August 2022 by

    The digital profession in Scottish Government has grown exponentially since it was formed in 2018; we have increased from 400 to over 1,000 permanent and fixed-term staff. Of course, this growth hasn’t been unexpected; especially when you consider the vast increase in pace and demand for digital transformation across all sectors.

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  • Data and Intelligence Network sets out future plans

    1st June 2022 by

    Blog by Lewis McCathie, Communications and Engagement Manager, Data & Intelligence Network. Created by the Scottish Government in 2020 to provide evidence-based analysis in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Data & Intelligence Network (DIN) is now looking to build upon this by supporting a number of Scottish Government policy areas so to utilise public sector…

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  • Secure your place at CivTech Demo Day 6 now!

    17th January 2022 by

    CivTech will host its annual ‘Demo Day’ online on Tuesday 8 February, streaming live from the Assembly Rooms in Central Edinburgh. CivTech was launched in 2016 by the Scottish Government’s, Digital Directorate, in partnership with the Economy Directorate. It is commonly regarded as the world’s first Government-run accelerator for digital public services and has a…

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  • Bringing Ethics to the Forefront

    23rd September 2021 by

    A blog by the Data & Intelligence Network(D&IN) comprised of  Scottish Government and our partners. The Data & Intelligence Network (D&IN) was established in May 2020 to provide evidence-based, objective analysis to inform local and national decision-making in response to COVID-19 outbreaks. Our framework Due to the complexity that often can accompany sharing data and…

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  • Scottish Government celebrates World Interaction Design Day (IxDD 2021)

    17th September 2021 by

    For the first time The Scottish Government will be hosting a series of presentations and talks from 28th to 30th September to celebrate this year’s World Interaction Design Day for internal staff. What is IxDD 2021? IxDD 2021 is an annual event where Interaction Designers and User Centred Design practitioners come together as a united global…

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  • Digital Identity Programme – Opportunity to Join our Online Stakeholder Event

    19th March 2021 by

    Susie Braham, Head of Data and Digital Identity Policy Unit within Digital Directorate tells us about plans to host an online digital identity stakeholder event. Last week, we launched our new Digital Strategy: ‘A Changing Nation: How Scotland Will Thrive in a Digital World’. It contains a commitment to introduce a digital identity service for Scotland,…

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  • Shared Services Programme Bidder event – 9 March

    23rd February 2021 by

    The Scottish Government Shared Services programme is looking to engage with the market on options to transform the provision of shared services in government. We currently deploy separate Oracle eBusiness Suite solutions for HR/Payroll and Finance. This enables the delivery of services to core Government Directorates and their employees and also a range of Executive…

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