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UK firms have finally woken up to the need to take out cyber insurance - with the number of companies who have cover rising from 33% to 90% within the past year - but many are failing to cover all risks.
The data industry has welcomed the rise in the number of students taking science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) subjects  - revealed in today's A-level results - but has warned that the sector must not rest on its laurels as more still needs to be done to encourage youngsters into the...
More than one in three businesses (37%) confess they are still not following GDPR nearly three months after the regulation came into force, with technology companies the worst culprits.
The Information Commissioner’s has strengthened its expertise in the rapidly developing technology sector by appointing the boss of IBM-owned risk management and regulatory compliance consulting firm Promontory as executive director for technology policy and innovation.
Companies operating in the UK are drawing up contingency plans in case Britain fails to secure "adequacy” status post-Brexit in an effort to ensure that they can continue to transfer data to European businesses after March next year.
A new project which aims to help software engineers to incorporate "privacy by design" into all of their applications to comply with GDPR and other international privacy laws has been boosted by a deal with CA Technologies - one of the largest software companies in the world - which has thrown its...

Latest Data Articles

Longitude has been in use to describe location for centuries, while postcodes have a 50-year history of helping you to get your stuff. So does the world really need a new location description? David Reed considers.
The percentage of analytics enterprises with a chief data officer has increased to 57% as privacy concerns bring data challenges into focus. This is according to the 2018 Global State of Enterprise Analytics Report. Toni Sekinah spoke to the authors of the report to find out the reason why.
Fake videos, photos and news seem to be everywhere. Toni Sekinah was recently caught out by a seeimgly light-hearted video that ended with a terriying car crash. With fake online content looking ever-more convincing, she argues why we should look at everything with a critical and discerning eye.
Despite concern about the limited supply of home-grown talent feeding into the UK’s data industry, there are young Brits who are excited and enthusiastic about the idea of working in data. Toni Sekinah speaks to post-graduate Chris Storey about what got him interested in the subject, what he learnt at university and how he wants his career to progress in the data field.
Is your organisation adopting analytics as part of its HR practice? If so, what discussion has taken place about the ethics of how workers are supervised, tracked and measured? David Reed considers whether digital technology and that data it generates risks placing us all into a new set of dark satanic mills.