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Equifax is attempting to move on from last year's disastrous data breach to continue its march into the open banking market by forming a strategic alliance with consents.online, a digital consent management and AISP accredited open banking platform claims to allow UK consumers and small businesses...
UK companies might have woken up to the fact that their digital data is now a highly valuable asset, with a quarter of companies claiming the information alone is worth over £500,000, but nearly one in five still have no measures in place to protect their network from a data breach.
Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has insisted that Facebook could have faced a fine of hundreds of millions of pounds under GDPR after branding the Cambridge Analytica breach "a very serious contravention", although as it occurred before May 25 the regulator will only be able to fine the...
Businesses are waking up to the potential threat posed by their own staff in carrying out malicious data breaches, with nearly two thirds (63%) of firms now believing that disgruntled employees are a significant threat, up from 41% in 2017.
As the Government is rocked by top-level resignations over its Brexit plan, the Exiting the EU Committee has published a new report on data flows and data protection once the UK leaves the EU next year, calling on the EU Court of Justice to continue to have jurisdiction over aspects of data...
The Information Commissioner’s Office has launched the second round of funding from its grants programme to promote and support independent, innovative research and solutions focused on privacy and data protection issues.

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For the majority of consumers from five European counties, safety is the most important benefit that can be derived from data. This is according to two surveys commissioned by the Open Data Institute. Toni Sekinah discussed this, as well as differences and similarities between the countries with Peter Wells, head of policy at the ODI.
Data and Democracy in the Digital Age, a report from The Constitution Society analysing the issue of the misuse of data for political ends, has come up with six recommendations aimed at effecting real and positive change in regard to the use of personal data by political parties. Toni Sekinah reports.
 
With the constant creation, analysis and storage of data taking place all around us, people need to be able to understand the language of data. This is not only true from a business context, but from a consumer and citizen standpoint as well. Toni Sekinah spoke to Jordan Morrow, global head of data literacy at Qlik, and Peter Wells, head of policy at the Open Data Institute about why corporations and the general public need data literacy. 
Awareness of the issue of bias in artifical intelligence is increasing, as are its negative consequences. But what are the ways to eliminate it and ensure that the decisions and processes made by AI systems are fair for all users? Toni Sekinah reports on one platform called the Algorithmic Justice League that is trying to do just that. 
Surveys carried out on behalf of the Open Data Institute have revealed that the willingness of consumers to share data with particular types of organisations varies widely across six European nations. In the Netherlands 71% of consumers are happy to share their data with healthcare providers but just 3% of German consumers have the same level of trust in social media platforms. Toni Sekinah reports.