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Brands have been urged to ditch their reliance on short-term targets, focus on user needs, and tap into customer lifetime value, after a study of the methodologies of top performing businesses revealed the secrets of their digital success. The study, carried out by digital agency Code Computerlove, found some clear differences between the haves and the have-nots when it comes to how they develop their digital products.
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 to manage the sharing of their fina
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 business a maximum of £500,000.
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 legislation in the UK.
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.
Digital Secretary Matt Hancock has announced a package of measures to strengthen ties between the UK and France's digital industries during a visit to a Paris summit.
The Met Office, Konica Minolta and Greiner International Packaging are among a host of internationally renowned organisations to agree to share their data with European start-ups for Data Pitch, an accelerator funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme.
The Government has launched a £125,000 competition for tech companies and coders to develop new digital tools to help students pick the university course that is best for them.
Adidas has become the latest high profile brand to have been targeted by a cyber attack, amid claims that millions of customers around the world could have been affected.
Facebook's shoddy data governance record has taken yet another body blow following claims that a new data breach has allowed anyone to snatch the personal information of 120 million users.
The vast majority (85%) of marketers collect data from 15 or more sources in order to inform their strategies, yet one in four (25%) dismiss this insight and instead regularly rely on their 'gut instincts' when making decisions and planning their campaigns.
"Urgent action" must be taken by the UK Government - and by social media companies - to improve transparency around the use of personal data to target voters online and ensure that the tools used to regulate political campaigning online continue to be fit for purpose in a digital age.
HMRC stands accused of collecting over 5 million taxpayers’ voiceprints without their consent, with consumers “railroaded into a mass ID scheme” as they are not given the choice to opt in or out.
A new digital platform which aims to make it easier for companies to deliver training to teachers in local schools and provide role models and clearer STEM career paths for teenage girls is launching this week, with backing from CA Technologies and industry body TechUK.
The House of Commons may have come under fire for wasting nearly £100,000 of taxpayers’ money on faulty GDPR training, but at least they had some - new DMA research reveals that 27% of marketers received no training for GDPR prior to the deadline on May 25.
Scottish businesses are continuing to embrace candidates with data science skills - and are willing to pay for the privilege, too - with The Data Lab MSc aiming to attract the biggest ever intake of students from across the country for next year's intake.
Many workers may fear their jobs being taken over by machines, yet more than three-fifths (63%) of UK employees say they would outsource scores of their most dreaded work tasks to a robot if they could.
UK companies must embrace the power of data analytics to ensure they remain "relevant" to consumers or risk losing out on £107bn worth of business as customers are forced to seek alternative brands. Once gone, more than one quarter of the consumers are unlikely to return.
Fewer youngsters are getting the digital skills that employers and the Government say are vital to the future of the UK economy, despite ministers launching new qualifications in computer science.
Thomson Reuters has expanded its sentiment data offerings to track the top 100 cryptocurrencies through its partnership with quantitative behavioral science firm MarketPsych Data LLC, which uses machine learning and natural language processing to measure a breadth of emotional and topical items across news and social media sites.
The Government is to make parts of the Ordnance Survey (OS) MasterMap freely available to businesses as part of plans to  open up access to geospatial data and drive innovation across the UK economy, in a move ministers claim will boost the UK economy by £130m a year.

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