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Yahoo has been left reeling after it was forced to report that it has been hit by the largest data breach ever recorded, with the personal details of over 500 million users being compromised.
The Government is joining forces with some of the UK's leading start-ups in what it claims is a "groundbreaking partnership", designed to develop new technologies to protect the UK from cyber attacks.
The new Fundraising Regulator is aiming to avoid a repetition of the furore sparked by charities' haphazard approach to data protection - which brought the sector to its knees last year - by overhauling its guidance on marketing consents.
UK businesses which operate in Europe will be hit by increased disruption and incur greater costs if they delay making operational changes to ensure they are compliant with the new EU data protection laws - or their UK equivalent.
UK firms have the dubious honour of being top of the league when it comes to suffering data breaches, according to new data from insurance group Lloyd's of London.
The Information Commissioner's Office has claimed that rogue marketing firms "have nowhere to hide" after it issued yet another fine against a company for sending spam texts.

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In August, Which? called for more stringent action against the directors of companies that make nuisance calls. In a blog post on its website, Alex Neill, director of campaigns and policy, said: “Millions of people are still being pestered by nuisance calls and it’s time for tougher action that holds responsible company directors personally accountable for the unlawful actions of their companies.”
Could the outcome of November’s election for the President of the United States rest less on whatever policies Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have to offer and more on the efforts of malicious hackers? Two senior Democrats who sit on the Senate and House of Representatives intelligence committees today pointed the finger firmly at Russia as a bad actor in the process. Elsewhere, hacked emails and vulnerable voting systems mean that voters...
Global data breaches in the first half of 2016 have already reached 554,454,942, putting the full year on course to hit over 1 billion compromised records. According to the Gemalto Breach Level Index, there have been 974 incidents worldwide to date - a rise of 15% against the same period last year. That puts the volume of stolen or lost records on a run rate of 3,046,456 per day.
Quantum computers currently sit at the five-year horizon of market-ready products. For now, they are the preserve of well-funded research environments, which in this country means locations like University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, where some of the results of £300 million in Government funding into quantum research were unveiled last week as part of the CW (Cambridge Wireless) Technology and Engineering Conference. 
Waves of technology and the transformation of how media is traded via programmatic have not just expanded the definition of what marketing entails as a discpline - you could argue they have shredded it. Combined with the need to manage and analyse data, if you are tasked with ensuring your marketing department has the right skills, the job can feel nigh-on impossible.