Press Room

Parliament Street in the Daily Telegraph

Parliament Street in the Daily Telegraph

From the Daily Telegraph – June 21st 2013: Civil servants disciplined for abuse of Facebook A civil servant has been banned from promotion for a year for misusing social media. The employee was one of seven staff disciplined by the Welsh government for writing “inappropriate comments” on Facebook or Twitter over the past five years, it has been disclosed. The […]

by · 21st June 2013 · Press Room
Steven George-Hilley speaks to The Register

Steven George-Hilley speaks to The Register

The Register, a leading global online tech publication, with more than nine million monthly unique browsers worldwide, has reported on new Parliament Street research into social media misuse amongst the civil service: Facebook foolishness foils (un)civil servant’s squirm up greasy pole Latest government pen-pusher scolded for online idiocy Welsh bureaucrats are in trouble again for their use of social networking […]

by · 21st June 2013 · Press Room
The Guardian reports on Parliament Street findings on social media misuse

The Guardian reports on Parliament Street findings on social media misuse

Thursday 20th June 2013 The Guardian has reported on our latest research into social media misuse amongst the civil service: Facebook comments get civil servant banned from promotion Welsh government employee posted remarks that were deemed to breach civil service code, documents show A civil servant was banned from promotion for a year following “misuse” of social media, official documents […]

by · 20th June 2013 · Press Room
HR Review report on Parliament Street research into social media misuse

HR Review report on Parliament Street research into social media misuse

Parliament Street Director of Technology, Steven George-Hilley, recently spoke to HR Review about new research into social media misuse at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA): DVLA employee sacked for using Facebook at work A member of staff at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) was fired after being caught using Facebook on his mobile phone during office […]

by · 24th May 2013 · Press Room
BBC News covers Parliament Street research

BBC News covers Parliament Street research

22 May 2013 The BBC News website has covered new findings from Parliament Street about social media misuse by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency:   Facebook user sacker from DVLA for logging on at work A DVLA worker was sacked for using Facebook on his personal mobile phone during office hours, it has emerged. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing […]

by · 22nd May 2013 · Press Room
South Wales Evening Post reports on Parliament Street social media research

South Wales Evening Post reports on Parliament Street social media research

The South Wales Evening Post have reported on findings. made by Parliament Street, into social media misuse at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: DVLA civil servant sacked for using Facebook on his mobile phone during office time A CIVIL servant at the DVLA in Swansea was sacked for using Facebook on his mobile phone during office time. He was fired […]

by · 22nd May 2013 · Press Room
Parliament Street research picked up by the Daily Mirror

Parliament Street research picked up by the Daily Mirror

22nd May 2013 A Parliament Street Freedom of Information Request which showed that a DVLA worker was fired for using Facebook on his mobile phone during office hours has been picked up by the Daily Mirror, who branded the firing as ‘draconian’. Steven George-Hilley, director of technology at the think-tank Parliament Street, which obtained the figures, said: “Sacking staff for […]

by · 22nd May 2013 · Press Room
Cllr. Sophie Shrubsole pays tribute to Margaret Thatcher

Cllr. Sophie Shrubsole pays tribute to Margaret Thatcher

Parliament Street Deputy Chairman, Sophie Shrubsole recently spoke to allaboutshipping.co.uk about the legacy of Margaret Thatcher: Tributes to Lady Thatcher from four people who acclaim her role at home and abroad We present tributes from four people from different walks of life to former UK prime minister Baroness Thatcher, who died at the age of 87 on April 8 2013. […]

by · 3rd May 2013 · Press Room
Scotland Yard sacks seven for misusing social media and Officer resigns over offensive Tweets about Margaret Thatcher

Scotland Yard sacks seven for misusing social media and Officer resigns over offensive Tweets about Margaret Thatcher

Read more at the Evening Standard

International Data Group (IDG) News Service cover Parliament Street research

International Data Group (IDG) News Service cover Parliament Street research

The International Data Group (IDG) News service have covered new Parliament Street research into social media misuse amongst the Metropolitan Police: Met Police has sacked seven staff for social media use  The Metropolitan Police has sacked seven staff since 2009 for misuse of social media sites, with another eight leaving the force after facing complaints. The Metropolitan Police has sacked […]

by · 13th April 2013 · Press Room