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‘Whitelisting’ banned in Whitehall

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Brexit, coronavirus and an upcoming Whitehall shake-up is enough to keep the Cabinet Office busy – but it seems some civil servants are still more worried about other pressing issues. In an email on Wednesday to staff from the Cabinet Office’s ‘Digital and Technology Team’ comes an apology. What for? 

‘Some people have raised concerns about the use of the term ‘whitelisting’ in our previous email,’ the message says. ‘We’re

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