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Universities have been accused of failing their students on the back of a new study which reveals that over a quarter (26%) of graduates in Britain regret the time and money they spent on their degree – equating to 5.6 million people across the country.
Companies frantically seeking advice on the new EU General Data Protection Regulation are being warned not to forget staff education following a business survey which exposes "shocking" gaps in cyber security awareness among employees.
Just 24 hours after Norfolk County Council was fined for a flagrant breach of privacy rules, it seems it is not alone after the Information Commissioner's Office released the results of a survey which shows most local authorities still have plenty to do to get in shape for the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
As data blunders go, Norfolk County Council is up there with the worst after it was found that council chiefs had left files that included sensitive information about children in a cabinet which was sent to a second-hand shop following an office clear-out.
One of the senior figures at the Graeme Robertson Trust (GRT) - the direct marketing charity which promotes the business to youngsters - has called on the industry to do a better job of selling itself as the best of the creative sectors for young talent or risk missing out on budding expertise.
MEPs have called on the European Commission, member states and individual data regulators to strengthened transparency of algorithms that companies use when tapping into so-called big data, to minimise the risk of consumers being given different prices of a product based on data collected from their previous online behaviour.
The rise of the robots has been well-documented, as brands embrace the likes of artificial intelligence, virtual assistants and machine learning, but, it seems, when it comes to fostering brand loyalty consumers still want human interaction or they will go elsewhere to find it.
The head of the Government's new National Cyber Security Centre - which was launched last month as part of a £1.9bn commitment to bolster the UK's  online defences - insists the skills shortage is being addressed and that there is new talent coming through to tackle the huge threat posed by cyber criminals.
Consumers are becoming increasingly sceptical about sharing their personal data with brands, while half of senior marketers do not know how to offer value in return, a factor which, according to a new study, has the potential to lead to a data sharing recession for many businesses.
The Government should set up a dedicated organisation to hold information from the public sector so that society can fully benefit from indepth data analysis that is common place in the private sector.
The Government has abandoned plans for the mass destruction of Companies House which would have seen nearly two decades of records scrapped in favour of holding just six years' worth following fears the move would trigger a major rise in business fraud.
Chancellor Philip Hammond is being urged to give extra funding to the Information Commissioner's Office in this week's Budget, to boost UK businesses' ability to get in shape for the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
After two sessions quizzing data protection and legal experts, the House of Lords EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee is set to grill UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham this week as it continues to take evidence on the European Union data protection package.
Adopting GDPR will put the UK on a good footing and give British businesses a major boost once the country finally leaves the European Union, a panel of data protection experts has told the House of Lords.
Civil liberties groups are demanding urgent European Commission action on the Privacy Shield transatlantic data transfer pact, amid claims that US President Donald Trump's recent executive order on immigration means the deal is now defunct.
The Information Commissioner’s Office has issued one of its biggest fines to date after slapping a £200,000 penalty on a private healthcare firm for data protection failings but in many respects the Lister Hospital in London has got off lightly. Under GDPR, parent company HCA International - which has a worldwide turnover of nearly $400bn (£322bn) - could have been facing an eye-watering fine of $16bn (£12.8bn).
Mobile giant O2 is set to be one of the first companies to rein in its use of human customer services operatives by encouraging its customers to talk to a new artificial intelligence-driven robot, the company has revealed.
The Information Commissioner's Office is continuing its battle against rogue data after a search warrant was executed at a property in London as part of an investigation into the illegal access of customer details from a nationwide car repair company.
A Dutch organisation, backed by Facebook, the University of Amsterdam and StartupAmsterdam, is aiming to help the UK tackle its digital skills shortage by setting up an operation in London.
Online businesses selling age-restricted items, including cigarettes, alcohol, knives and fireworks, have raised serious concerns about the effectiveness of the technology and processes at their disposal to conduct age verification and ID checks online, triggering fears of a rise in ID theft.
Brussels privacy chiefs have demanded more answers from Microsoft over its controversial Windows 10 operating system, despite the company adding in extra safeguards after threats from the French data protection watchdog.
Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham is urging brands to move beyond doing the bare minimum when it comes to data protection compliance to ensure they treat their customers' data sensitively and ethically.
A new five-year study into the financial attitudes and behaviours of consumers across Britain has indentified four key financial trends in the UK today, looking at how people spend, save and borrow, both now and in the future, which, its authors insist, have significant implications for brands and marketers.

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