Latest Data News

The EU-US Privacy Shield data transfer agreement is safe for the time being at least after the European Commission gave its backing to the deal following its first annual review, carried out  in September.
The Open Data Institute (ODI) has been handed a £6m grant to advance knowledge and expertise in how data can shape the next generation of public and private services, and create economic growth.
The Government has been urged to help the UK become the clear world leader in the development of artificial intelligence (AI) – to boost productivity, advance healthcare, improve services for customers and unlock £630bn for the UK economy.
Dubai Land Department (DLD) has adopted blockchain technology for all of its real estate contracts, including lease registrations, making it the first government entity in the world to use this solution for core services. Contracts are linked to the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, (DEWA)...
The Information Commissioner’s Office clampdown on rogue marketing firms is in danger of becoming toothless after yet another company - Liverpool-based The Lead Experts - has been hit with a fine only to shut up shop to avoid paying it.
Dentacoin Foundation has launched the pilot of its blockchain-based Trusted Reviews Platform for users of dental services globally. In return for leaving detailed reviews of their actual dental treatment, patients are rewarded with Dentacoin (DCN), the custom token being sold as part of a current...

Latest Blogs & Articles

In the 1930s, if you were visiting London and wanted to find a specific street, you had two choices - get near your destination and ask a policeman or rely on a cab driver to find it. Not until Phyllis Isobella Gross walked the city’s 23,000 streets and created the first indexed A to Z did planning a route become quick and easy.
Caroline Bellamy became the first chief data officer at Ordnance Survey, Great Britain’s mapping agency, in June 2017 after many years in the commercial sphere. She talks about her plans for her new organisation, and why partnership and collaboration are so important to data professionals. Toni Sekinah reports.

From its early days as an Edinburgh start-up to part of a global agency network, the story of Merkle Aquila is also the story of the data and analytics industry over the last decade. David Reed spoke to its founders and senior directors about its past triumphs and visions for future glory.
Updated to consider the ePrivacy Directive review and how this will align with the General Data Protection Regulation, refresh your understanding of GDPR and what it means for your business with our handy summary - the most-read item on the site.
How should differences among workers in the business intelligence and analytics workplace be understood and accommodated? That was the subject for the first Women of Analytics panel to be held in Europe when four practitioners discussed diversity. Toni Sekinah reports.