Latest Data News

The Government is being urged to tackle the growing challenges associated with balancing privacy, anonymisation, security and public benefit from the use of big data by setting up a Council of Data Ethics.
The Information Commissioner's Office has admitted that it is far too early to say whether the new transatlantic data transfer agreement - dubbed the Privacy Shield - will provide adequate protection for personal data passed from the EU to the US.
TalkTalk might well have lost "only" 110,000 customers as a result of last year's high profile data breach but a whopping 3 million Brits say they have ditched a company after having their personal data compromised.
In Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Matt Busby and Bill Shankly, Scotland has produced some of the most successful football managers of all time but the country now has an opportunity to become a world-leading destination for the new beautiful game of data science.
The Government and the Information Commissioner's Office are being urged to make publishing guidance on the new EU General Data Protection Regulation a matter of urgency, amid warnings that small businesses in particular could struggle to adapt to the legislation. 
DG Connect, the European Commission directorate with responsibility for the digital single market, has commissioned research into the free flow of data around the EU. 

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In December 2015 the long process of agreeing a new set of legislation designed to reform the legal framework for ensuring the rights of EU citizen’s to a private life was completed. This should be ratified in parliament during January 2016 and it will immediately become law. This blog is an Introduction to this important new General Data Protection Regulation.
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