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Fears are growing over a fresh wave of ransomware attacks following reports that dozens of major businesses - including marketing giant WPP, FMCG group Mondelez International and Danish shipping company Maersk - have been struck down by a mass attack.
The Information Commissioner's Office has tightened up the code of practice on subject access requests (SAR), meaning that staff who use their own devices for work purposes might have to let their bosses search those devices to comply with the law.
Virgin Media has been forced to advise more than 800,000 customers who have installed its Super Hub 2 router to change their passwords immediately amid fears that they could be wide open to a hack attack.
The Internet of Things is now the leading technology for companies' digital transformation strategies and is the top priority for 92% of organisations, but privacy concerns and a lack of skills, together with connectivity issues must be addressed to ensure its successful deployment.
In a Queen’s Speech dominated by Brexit legislation, a new Data Protection Bill was also announced on Wednesday. The goal is to “ensure that the United Kingdom retains its world-class regime protecting personal data”.
The insurance industry is being urged to share annoymised data on cyber breaches with the Information Commissioner's Office to allow the sector to get a clearer picture of how the issue is affecting UK businesses.

Latest Blogs & Articles

With the launch of its connected home hub, Telia Zone, the Nordic telco is aiming to join the new world of platforms and services for the internet of things. Founder Rickard Damm told DataIQ how data is at the heart of the new proposition.
 
Mike Bugembe, chief analytics officer at JustGiving, and Mike de Halpert, director of European analytics at eBay, recently shared with DataIQ their experiences of building and sustaining a strong analytical culture. Here are five critical success factors they had in common.
 
Erika Bakse is the head of business intelligence at IAC Publishing Labs, part of IAC Publishing which houses brands such as about.com and Investopedia. At the Cloud Analytics Conference in London at the start of June and in a subsequent an interview with DataIQ, she explained how a move into the cloud has made her data cleaner, faster and cheaper.
If artificial intelligence is to augment human intelligence or take over mundane tasks we would prefer not to do, what sort of character do we want it to have? AI is being built out as a highly rational solution but, to be accepted by people, it might need to find a less rational and therefore more human side.
 
Blue Lab is EDF Energy’s accelerator for innovation, which this year is focusing on three areas - the connected home, energy services and B2B services. At a Croydon Tech City event last week, head of connected home at Blue Lab, John Hutchins, talked about how EDF will use the data coming from connected home devices.