Latest Data News
21st April 2017
Technology giants are among the least trusted by consumers when it comes to handling customer data, according to a new study by the Chartered Institute of Marketing as part of a new initiative calling on businesses to be more responsible with the way they manage their information.
20th April 2017
The Information Commissioner's Office is wading through over 300 responses to its controversial draft GDPR consent guidance, which has been slated by both the DMA and the Fundraising Regulator.
19th April 2017
Businesses large and small are being urged to protect themselves against cyber crime after new Government statistics have revealed that nearly half of all UK businesses suffered a cyber breach or attack in the past 12 months, which Whitehall insists could have been prevented by signing up to the...
18th April 2017
UK businesses feeling the pressure over getting in shape for the EU General Data Protection Regulation have been given a fresh opportunity to shape the legislation in a call for views on exemptions, defined as "derogations", where the UK Government can exercise discretion over how certain...
12th April 2017
Facebook is on the verge of agreeing a deal with the regulator that will allow it to finally start using data gathered from WhatsApp users, after the firm was forced to suspend the controversial plans in November last year.
12th April 2017
The Information Commissioner’s Office is seemingly leaving no stone unturned in its investigation into nuisance calls over personal injury claims after it executed a further two search warrants in the North West as part of its ongoing enquiries.
Latest Blogs & Articles
Blog by Liz Brandt, CEO, Ctrl-Shift on 19th April 2017
A presidential order has freed American ISPs to harvest personal data and compete with online giants like Google for advertising dollars. But are they just monetising a broken business model when there is a better alternative, wonders Ctrl-Shift CEO Liz Brandt.
Article by David Reed, director of research and editor-in-chief, DataIQ on 19th April 2017
ABBA are not the only best-sellers to come out of Sweden - leading graph database vendor Neo Technology can trace its origins back to that country and to a frustration with another acronym, RDBS. Chief scientist Dr Jim Webber told DataIQ where the journey has taken the company.
Blog by David Reed, director of research and editor-in-chief, DataIQ on 5th April 2017
Charities need to rebuild trust with donors, convince the regulator they have reformed and also maintain their competitive advantage. Could blockchain be the answer?
Article by Toni Sekinah on 5th April 2017
Data scientists and data engineers are essential for gaining insights from big data. But what exactly do these two roles involve and how much overlap, if any, is there? Fundamentally, how can and do they work together and what does the future hold for further merging or separating of these two massively important data jobs?
Article by David Reed, director of research and editor-in-chief, DataIQ on 3rd April 2017
Exactly a year ago, readers of the world’s media discovered that many leading politicians - along with industrialists, celebrities and stars - had been busy hiving off funds into offshore trusts and business interests. Following 12 months of secret analysis and research, led by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalism (ICIJ), the story of the Panama Papers broke and became a global scandal.
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