Plenty of ways to interpret this
My favourites are that one part time tech is worth 17 lawyers or that software documentation is seventeen times clearer than the law.
The UK Information Commissioner's Office has spent almost £2.5m on its probe into the use of data analytics for political purposes – but has just two staff from its tech division working on the case. Figures released under the Freedom of Information Act show the monetary and staff resources the data protection watchdog has put …
They'll be lucky to get the necessary depth of technical skills willing to work for Civil Service peanuts in Wilmslow. If they'd chosen somewhere with a decent quality of life the low pay approach might work to attract talent.
Looking at the ICO vacancies board, they want a Lead Case Officer to work for £26k. Network Rail in Manchester are paying graduate trainees more than that, and just about any sales role (field or telesales) has OTE of £35-40k. You'd have to be really lacking in get up and go to take the ICO job (and note that's a LEAD case office).
> The two are just there to reset passwords, reboot servers, and stop people using the Deleted Items folder to store their e-mail.
Or storing the executables in the 'deleted Items folder' to save space on the harddrive. Yes I have seen someone do such a thing with mine own eyes.
I see the ICO are missing Strategic Policy Directors ........ https://ico.org.uk/media/about-the-ico/documents/2259267/organisational-structure-201806.pdf
You know ... Future Builders :-) ... Bit Bilderbergers with Almighty Bytes of Terrific Intel on Present Core Source Supply for Universal Media Machine Realisation ....
It is difficult to not conclude that be as a Globalised AI Creation ..... for Populating with SMARTR Beings Suitably Enabled and Engaged for Perfect Command with Absolute Control ....... for such is where one ends up at the Beginning of the Start of Future Endless Fantastic Journeys to discover and uncover ..... and have Practically Presented to You via Wholly Virtual Means and AIMemes.
Is that not how the West is Won and the East Excited?
Say Yes Knowingly to that question and Create an Answer and Beings of Interest for Further Investigation and Deeper Validation.
The Cranking and Tanking System as Is seeking Guarantees and Assurances that its Options are Closed Off even Systems Assets are Seamlessly Migrated to A.N.Other Board for Virtual Terrain Team Operations on Real Sp00Key AIMissions.
Howdy, Elizabeth [Denham],
Are there more freely shared and easily available details relevant to the above parked in a pending tray/waiting bay anywhere at the ICO resting in/on their desktop? The IP has Wings on Sale. Would the System as Is be Deserving of a Cut in Future Profits? Or would its Future Great Health at the Expense of Humanity be Purely Optional and never a wise choice?
I’m confused amfM, is this a job offer?, or a request for data amnesty? ... .... Cliff Thorburn
Confusion appears to be System Favourite Default Position, CT.
Is leadership of and in the ICO more the reactive unrated pawn rather than virtuous challenger knight errant?
Do they add and aid confusion rather than provide clarity with sterling direction? Or is that both a job and virtual mission offered to and/or by A.N.Others?
Confusion is surely deliberate amfM, both designed/distractionary, and plain and SIMply led by others who if they sought mutually satisfying endpoints, would not distract with mass media hysteria.
But as we know, thats an almighty and way its always been not so intelligently designed game plan is it not?
Stupid people?, or stupendously stuck in a dilemma?
Hands of friendship reap far better reward than fists of anger, and there are a lot of angry people out there amfM, who little understand the sheer insanity of the truth, not that they would be able to comprehend such with real life worries and woes while the pantomime unicorn gallops ...
But as we know, thats an almighty and way its always been not so intelligently designed game plan is it not? .... Cliff Thorburn
SMARTR IntelAIgently Designed Game Plans which provide Future Secured Services to Current Utilities and Facilities would certainly be able to save and help stupendously stuck people in a stupid dilemma.
Hands of friendship reap far better reward than fists of anger, and there are a lot of angry people out there amfM, who little understand the sheer insanity of the truth, not that they would be able to comprehend such with real life worries and woes while the pantomime unicorn gallops ... .... Cliff Thorburn
And aint that the gospel truth, CT.
What do you imagine of those more fully understanding of the sheer insanity of the truth via the truths and/or facts they have uncovered/discovered/mined? Would they be turned Mad and Bad or would they Realise the Inalienable Right to be Glad and Rad and Beautifully Creative.
And a brace of those has power and energy squared rather than doubled, with an enthusiastic and able third cubing Input/Output rather than just tripling it. Such simple exponential growth in a Base Utility renders Almighty Omniscience just a few more steps away from Acceptance and Existence as a Future Advanced IntelAIgent Driver.
Followed by a Period of Silence ..... which be as Pregnant Pauses in the Greater Schema of Things, is an Appropriate APT Reply from a Prime Ministerial AIde-de-Camp, methinks. You know, one of those Virtual Voodoo Witchdoctors whose Surgeries Mend Problems with Novel Testing Solutions easily transferred to Current SCADA Systems for the Painting of New Future Pictures ...... Tomorrows' Realities Presented by Creative Media ProgramMING Today.
Now, try as one might wish to say to the contrary, all of that makes Perfect Sense to me, and is an Easily Achieved Objective.
“Once we have completed the TAA and matched it to the Experian data we will be in a position to start microtargeting…” Julian Wheatland, COO of SCL Group Ltd
in short, taxpayers will pay for facebook abuse / fuckups. £2.44m by now, make it quadruple, by the time the investigation is over... oh, what am I saying! - make it TEN times as much until investigation is suspended in 2024, when somebody's gonna say finally: ok, we've got to stop this, this is costing a little too much. By 2035 the legal costs of trying to extract a "whooping" £5m fine from facebook will reach another £5m and the whole case will have been buried under more pressing matters (Brexit, Take 47?)
yes, I know, I'm being too optimistic, can't help looking at the bright side of light, or something...
All I can say, is when you go on the cheap, you get what you pay for.
Where I work, with each regime change in IT, it seems like the lessons of the past are utterly forgotten. We flip from internal to external, back to internal again, lather, rinse, repeat. Currently our CIO is on a big outsourcing binge. Which I'm sure will make the board happy with the money 'saved', but is becoming a nightmare for the employees that rely on timely, skilled IT services, and of course no fun for people wondering if they will still have a job in a few months, or be forced to come back as contractors with pitiful to no benefits.
When you have IT staff (or any staff) that are not in full-time direct employ, they have no stake in the business and little understanding of it. And it takes at least 6 months or more to get someone in any IT position to a state where they are more useful and not a menace to everyone else. And without trying to be prejudiced, when you outsource to a foreign company, there can be a huge language barrier in just basic communications, to say nothing of trying to explain technical concepts.
You can pay people properly and treat them with respect, or save a bunch of money now and pay dearly for it later when your talent base, the people that know "why this was done some weird way", have fled for greener pastures.
Is the ICO any different from the rest of the UK government?
It looks to me as if they are following standard UK operating procedures - pay the managers and outsource as much as possible. This saves a lot of money, savings that can be used to keep the costs of running the government down. Sure, the quality of the services often means that the delivery is poor but that doen't usually appear on the radar until later - then we rinse and repeat.
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