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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-08176: Jamie Greene (West Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 16 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government when it plans to release the 2017 update to Scotland's Digital Future: A Strategy for Scotland, which was published in 2011.

Answered by: Derek Mackay 22 March 2017

The refreshed digital strategy, “Realising Scotland’s Full Potential in A Digital World” was published on 22 March 2017. This paints a picture of our country as a vibrant, inclusive and outward looking nation with a successful digital economy, comprehensive access to connectivity, an education system focussed on digital skills and a public sector based on modern, digital ways of doing business. It provides not just a vision, but a platform where collective action from the public, private and third sector is needed to pursue our digital ambitions, ensure that nobody is left behind, and that we all remain safe, secure and confident about the future.

It also recognises the challenges that digital presents to our society, particularly changes to the nature of work and concerns about protecting our rights and privacy.

The strategy document is available at