Conservative Party manifesto promises to ‘face up to fast-changing technology’

Tories aim to create a digital charter, continuing a “digital by default” government and a dynamic digital economy

At the launch of the Conservative Party’s 2017 general election manifesto, prime minister Theresa May pledged to harness “the power of fast-changing technology” and continue to create digital and online public services.

The 88 page manifesto committed the Tories to the use of common platforms across the public sector, including continuing the roll-out of the government’s identity assurance platform Verify. 

“We will set out a strategy to rationalise the use of personal data within government, reducing data duplication across all systems, so that we automatically comply with the ‘once-only’ principle in central government services by 2022 and wider public services by 2025,” the manifesto said.


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