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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Video Games more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what funds distributed by the Technology Strategy Board were allocated to the video games sector in each of the last three years; and what proportion of the total funding from that Board this represented in each such year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
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Luciana Berger more like this
star this property uin 211397 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answer text <p>Innovate UK is the new name for the Technology Strategy Board.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In 2011/12 Innovate UK did not provide any funds to organisations in the video games sector. In 2012/13, it provided £277k (0.06% of its core budget) to organisations in the video games sector and in 2013/14 it provided £1.9m (0.4% of its core budget).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The figures above do not include any awards made under Innovate UK’s Smart or Knowledge Transfer Partnership programmes, as this information can only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T06:55:43.7900866Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T06:55:43.7900866Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Video Games: Cybercrime more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether his Department has taken steps to protect from cyber-crime attacks videogame developers and publishers who have products that are specifically based online. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hove more like this
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Mike Weatherley more like this
star this property uin 205270 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-08-29more like thismore than 2014-08-29
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is playing a key role in the Government’s five-year, £860m National Cyber Security Programme and has delivered a range of measures to help protect all UK businesses from cyber crime attacks. The Government has regular discussions with the videogames industry, for example through the work of the Creative Industries Council. Companies can draw upon various forms of Government help and support, such as the range of good practice guidance and the £5,000 cyber security innovation vouchers aimed at small businesses and start-ups. BIS continues to work with Government and industry partners to raise awareness of cyber threats and encourage businesses to take action to protect themselves.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-08-29T08:49:47.637Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-29T08:49:47.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
star this property answering member 1578
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Weatherley more like this
77001
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Business: Cybercrime more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that UK businesses are protected from cyber-crime. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hove more like this
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Mike Weatherley more like this
star this property uin 205271 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-08-28more like thismore than 2014-08-28
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is playing a key role in the delivery of the National Cyber Security Strategy, a five-year programme to transform the UK’s approach to cyber security, backed up with £860m of investment.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>BIS leads on the “making it safer to do business in cyber space” objective and has delivered a range of measures to help protect UK business from cyber crime, including:</p><p> </p><p>· publishing a range of good practice cyber security guidance aimed at large and small businesses;</p><p> </p><p>· delivering the ‘Cyber Streetwise’ campaign with the Home Office to help businesses and consumers protect themselves against online crime;</p><p> </p><p>· launching the industry approved “Cyber Essentials” scheme which enables businesses to implement a good basic level of cyber hygiene against cyber threats;</p><p> </p><p>· making over £1m of cyber security innovation vouchers available to UK SMEs to help them improve their cyber security, and</p><p> </p><p>· Support for industry initiatives such as Nominet’s ‘Cyber Assist’ pilot service for small and medium-sized enterprises experiencing cyber attacks.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>BIS also works with other Government departments and the security and intelligence agencies to deliver further measures to help protect UK business from cyber crime, including:</p><p> </p><p>· Creating a national Computer Emergency Response Team, CERT UK, which works closely with industry, Government and academia to enhance UK cyber resilience. It provides support to Critical National Infrastructure companies to handle cyber security incidents.</p><p> </p><p>· Setting up the Cyber Security Information Sharing Partnership (CISP), part of CERT UK, which enables companies to share information and intelligence on cyber security threats;</p><p> </p><p>· The creation of a Government approved list of Cyber Incident ‘Clean Up’ companies which can help companies respond effectively to incidents and get them up and running as soon as possible.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Wantage remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-08-28T13:02:55.2683791Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-28T13:02:55.2683791Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
star this property answering member 1578
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Weatherley more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Business: Email more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the financial advantages enjoyed by larger companies in preventing their marketing and promotional emails from being blocked by servers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Andrew Bingham more like this
star this property uin 205876 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-08-28more like thismore than 2014-08-28
star this property answer text <p>The Department has not made an assessment regarding this issue.</p><p>If there is evidence that treating emails in this manner is driving anti-competitive behaviour by companies, this should be referred to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the UK’s independent competition authority, for consideration.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-08-28T15:43:56.7989475Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-28T15:43:56.7989475Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Bingham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-03more like thismore than 2014-09-03
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Electronic Government more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his Department's priorities are in relation to the Digital Government Strategy in the individual performance objectives for 2014-15; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
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Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 208124 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-08more like thismore than 2014-09-08
star this property answer text <p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is committed to the Digital Government Strategy and delivering the 16 action points within it. Those taking forward the Digital agenda in the Department and its Partner Organisations have individual performance objectives for 2014-2015 reflecting this.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-09-08T10:19:56.2249843Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-08T10:19:56.2249843Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
92123
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star this property date less than 2014-09-26more like thismore than 2014-09-26
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Electronic Commerce more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to encourage the uptake of (a) e-commerce and (b) other online tools among (i) businesses and (ii) consumers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Belfast North more like this
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Mr Nigel Dodds more like this
star this property uin 209776 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
star this property answer text <p>The Government is encouraging businesses to adopt digital technology by supporting the work of the digital charity Go On UK and other external partners to promote the benefits of digital and to improve basic online skills. The Government is also working with Local Enterprise Partnerships to expand digital support for businesses at a local level.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government’s Digital Inclusion Strategy, published earlier this year, sets out how the government and partners will help get people online.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-10-15T08:56:01.2590613Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-15T08:56:01.2590613Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nigel Dodds more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Intellectual Property: Research more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what guidance his Department provides to public sector research establishments on exploiting intellectual property rights; and what systems his Department has in place to monitor the exploitation of those rights. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing, Southall more like this
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Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
star this property uin 210125 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
star this property answer text <p>Public Sector Research Establishments (PSREs) are the responsibility of a number of Government Departments. No central guidance is issued by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) on exploiting intellectual property rights. The approach to doing so is determined by individual PRSEs in consultation with their sponsoring department where appropriate.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>However, tools like the Lambert toolkit have been developed, hosted and promoted by the Intellectual Property Office. These can help PSREs conduct effective negotiations in collaborative research projects and includes a set of model IP licensing and ownership agreements.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>BIS has conducted surveys of knowledge transfer activities of PSREs since 2002. The results of the most recent survey undertaken earlier this year will be published shortly. This will include data about numbers of patents applied for, numbers granted and income from the licensing of IP.</p><p><br></p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Wantage remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-10-20T15:02:58.111977Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-20T15:02:58.111977Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Government Digital Service more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what progress has been made by his Department in 2014 on implementing and maintaining the Government Digital Services training programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
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Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 210277 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-16more like thismore than 2014-10-16
star this property answer text <p>Government Digital Services provide different strands of training, resources and support to help Government create and run digital services effectively. These include “Assessors” training which provides training for those assessing digital services against the Digital by Default Service Standard and support and training for Service Managers and digital specialists - for example the Service Manager Induction Programme.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and its partner organisations take up these opportunities regularly and our staff implement what they have learnt in order to build and maintain simple, clear and fast digital services.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We will continue to work with Government Digital Services to create successful digital services so people will prefer to use them.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-10-16T13:23:28.7622261Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-16T13:23:28.7622261Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-16more like thismore than 2014-10-16
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Internet: Data Protection more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the potential for online personal information and big data to be used for discriminatory practices by organisations and agencies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne East more like this
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Mr Nicholas Brown more like this
star this property uin 210878 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to protecting the privacy and data security rights of individuals, and does recognise that the potential exists for online personal information and data to be misused by organisations and agencies, including for discriminatory purposes. For this reason, stringent safeguards are in place to ensure personal data is protected and handled appropriately.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Data Protection Act 1998 and Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights impose clear legal limits on how organisations can record, store, alter, use or disclose personal data. In addition the Information Commissioners Office, the UK’s independent authority for upholding information rights, provides advice to citizens, rulings on eligible complaints and can take action when the law on data privacy is broken.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government is also currently working with the Information Economy Council, business groups, regulators, the third sector, and consumer bodies to develop a framework of trust and privacy principles for businesses. The framework will be in addition to existing data protection legislation and is being developed to help create greater public confidence in how companies use and re-use their personal data.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Wantage remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-10-23T16:00:16.2195587Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-23T16:00:16.2195587Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Nicholas Brown more like this