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British businesses are streets ahead of their European counterparts when it comes to getting in shape for GDPR, beating even the ultra-efficient Germans into a cocked hat, according to a new study by data specialist W8 Data.
The Brain Tumour Charity is embracing the power of data by launching a global information-sharing project to drive forward global research into brain tumour treatments.
With five months to go until GDPR comes into force, just over a quarter (28%) of businesses say their organisation is very or well prepared for GDPR, and another third feel somewhat prepared.
Ordnance Survey International (OSI) is aiming to bring the expertise in geospatial data that contributed to the smooth running of the 2012 London Olympics to the world at large, becoming the first national mapping agency to be a partner of the 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) platform, an initiative...
Brussels has finally broken its silence over the UK's quest to strike a data transfer deal before Brexit, in a move which one legal expert suggests contains a "chilling" warning that an adequacy decision will not be quite such a formality as some believe.
Scotland is banking on a £20 billion boost in productivity benefits for the economy North of the border over the next five years, on the back of a widescale adoption of big data and data analytics techniques.

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Predictive maintenance is a well-known use case of IoT, whereby sensors embedded in equipment keep the manufacturers updated about the condition of their goods, after they have been sold. This is just one of the use cases that can be applied in heavy industry. Dr Mark Tibbetts, data scientist at Arundo, explained some of the lessons, opportunities and challenges to implementing industrial IoT. Toni Sekinah reports.
As Brexit looms, any organisation that needs to transfer data in and out of the European Union wants the answer to a simple question - will the European Commission consider UK data protection laws adequate? Yes would mean business as usual. No would mean a heap of trouble, as David Reed explains.
Business intelligence professional Emily Chen re-energised the Data Plus Women London group after realising it was something she - and other women - needed. The meet-ups now offer a supportive learning environment for women, anyone who works with women ,or has a mother, sister or a daughter (in other words, anyone!). She spoke to Toni Sekinah about her motivation to set up a group aiming to advance women in data.
Are you tired of listening to sales and finance arguing over who exactly a customer is and just how many customers your company has? Perhaps it is time to create a "ministry of truth", equipped with some credible reference data, to resolve the problem, argues David Reed.
The role of data has been undergoing a change at Dyson. In the past it had always mattered at the consumer technology company insofar as it has powered applications such as the CRM system. However, it was not exploited to its full potential. Head of data, Ryan den Rooijen explained the process that has been taking place for data to be exploited to its full potential. Toni Sekinah reports.