Latest Data News
12th February 2016
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.
11th February 2016
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.
10th February 2016
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.
9th February 2016
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.
8th February 2016
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.
Latest Blogs & Articles
Article by Jim Conning, managing director, Royal Mail Data Services on 2nd February 2016
What does the concept of sharing mean to you? If you share a bottle of wine with a friend, it is probably in the belief that you both get to enjoy it and form a stronger bond as a result. Sharing a ride to work or passing on a book you have enjoyed reading are all ways in which as humans we connect with each other.
Blog by Peter Galdies, DataIQ on 14th January 2016
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.
Blog by David Reed, director of research and editor-in-chief, DataIQ on 28th January 2016
Twenty-four hours to reflect on whether your organisation is in the right place with its processes and policies. That is what Data Protection Day should represent for organisations who rely on the use of personal information. 28th January is also a good moment to be thankful that the new Regulation didn’t impose a strict 24-hour obligation to notify data breaches but instead requires an (only slightly) more practical three-day window.
Blog by Dierk Schindler, head of EMEA legal field services, NetApp on 28th January 2016
For the tenth year running, the 28th January marks an important cornerstone in Europe’s calendar, celebrating Data Protection Day or Data Privacy Day, as it is known elsewhere across the globe. Today, like each year past, marks the anniversary of the opening for signature of the Council of Europe’s Convention number 108, which calls for “the protection of Individuals with regard to automatic processing of personal data”.
Blog by Craig Zawada, chief visionary officer, PROS on 20th January 2016
As companies invest in customer relationship management (CRM) and configure-price-quote (CPQ) solutions, big data has become a priority for many organisations as the main vehicle to drive revenue growth. In 2016, we will see changes in the big data industry as more companies use predictive and prescriptive analytics to stand out from their competitors.
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