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DCMS goes digital with department rebrand

Secretary of State Karen Bradley (centre) at the DCMS

Secretary of State Karen Bradley (centre) at the DCMS

The UK government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport has added ‘Digital’ to its title in a bid to reflect that its “remit has evolved”.

The department will continue to be referred to as DCMS in all communications, but is now the department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, said DCMS in a statement.

“DCMS celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, and it is fitting now to include Digital in the name,” said Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Karen Bradley.

“The department has taken on significant new responsibilities in recent years, so that half of its policy and delivery work now covers the digital sectors – telecommunications, data protection, internet safety, cyber skills and parts of media and the creative industries.”

DCMS as a whole also covers arts, culture, the creative industries, sport, tourism, heritage, and gambling.

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