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The CBI is calling on the Government to establish a joint commission - involving business, employee representatives, academics and ministers - to examine the impact of artificial intelligence on people and jobs, setting out plans for action that will raise productivity, spread prosperity and open up new paths to economic growth.
With GDPR D-Day May 25 2018 just 216 days away you might think that most firms would at least have started to consider the new regulation; no so, according to a study by the Institute of Directors which reveals that two in five company directors in the UK do not even know whether the new laws will apply to their business.
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) telecommunications and other property-related bills, enabling tenants to make playments eletronically from anywhere in the world without having to visit a government office.
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 ICO and which is already accepted as payment by dental clinics across Europe.
Treasury committee chair Nicky Morgan - the former education and equalities minister - has waded into the Equifax row by demanding answers over why the firm took so long to notify customers of its massive data breach.
Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho, the co-founder of Lastminute.com and former UK government "digital champion", has added her voice to growing concerns that the UK Data Protection Bill - designed to transfer GDPR into British law - is simply too complex for most people to understand.
The Information Commissioner's Office has sent out yet another warning to companies which use generic online privacy policies to gain consent for future marketing activity after dishing out a £50,000 fine to the London company behind two marketing websites, www.yousave.co.uk and www.headsyouwin.co.uk.
Privacy International is calling for urgent changes to the UK Data Protection Bill - which awaits its second reading - arguing that "where the UK government could depart from the requirements imposed by European data protection standards, it has done so".
Equifax has been battered by the US Congress over failures in the wake of last month's massive data breach, with one congressman blasting "I don’t think we can pass a law that fixes stupid".
BT has become the first telecoms provider to partner with worldwide crime agency Interpol to provide up-to-date threat intelligence in the battle against cyber-crime.
Demand for workers to deliver artificial intelligence and machine learning projects has risen nearly five-fold in three years. But for every AI and ML job being advertised, there are fewer than half the qualified candidates available, according to research by job site, Indeed.
Just 12 days after both EU and US officials gave Privacy Shield the thumbs up, Facebook nemesis Max Schrems has struck again after the Irish High Court referred the new transatlantic data transfer pact to the same EU court that shut down its predecessor, Safe Harbour.
Fintechs and challenger banks hoping to exploit the launch of open banking could be facing a long and bumpy road ahead, following a study which reveals that two-thirds of consumers in the UK say they will not share their financial data with a third party.
The European Union is offering up to €6m (£5.3m) in grants for organisations to use high-performance computing to analyse and exploit large and complex public datasets and open data to demonstrate how they can result in better services for consumers and public administrations.
With the double whammy of recent high profile data breaches rocking Equifax, Deloitte, Instagram and Yahoo and the looming GDPR deadline day, you might think businesses would be on red alert; no so, according to a new study which shows that a fifth of organisations still do not even have dedicated budget for either information security or data protection.
At a time when UK businesses should be bolstering their data protection policies in preparation for GDPR, a new study has revealed a culture of secrecy and ambivalence towards data breaches across the country.
The Data Protection Network has backed calls for the Information Commissioner's Office to receive a boost in funding, arguing that the regulator's inability to recruit and retain senior staff is hampering all businesses efforts to be compliant with GDPR.
UK-based food delivery business Deliveroo has migrated its data warehouse into the cloud with a solution from Snowflake. Having grown its business intelligence team from two to 14 members in the space of a year, the company needed to ensure real-time access to data to support decision making and new restaurant acquisition.
Equifax has announced that chairman and chief executive Richard Smith is stepping down with immediate effect, as the firm continues to fight the backlash from its massive data breach which saw data on up to 143 million Americans, 500,000 Britons and 100,000 Canadians compromised.

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