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The University of Greenwich might have to take a long hard look at its motto of "Change Starts Here" after becoming the first ever university to be fined by the Information Commissioner's Office under the soon-to-be-replaced Data Protection Act 1998. Greenwich has been fined £120,000 following what the regulator branded a “serious” security breach involving the personal data of nearly 20,000 people, among them students and staff.<
HSBC has taken a significant step into the open banking market by signing deals with both Equifax and Consents Online as it aims to steal a march on rival high street banks as well as fintechs.
The Office for National Statistics is hailing the success of the first in a series of new workshops, designed to encourage girls to take up a career in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), as it strives to encourage "a passion for data science".
With just nine days to go until GDPR D-Day, a new survey by IBM suggests that the majority of companies now view the impending regulation as an opportunity to improve privacy, security, and data management - or as catalyst for new business models - rather than simply a compliance issue or burden.
Facebook has finally acted over widespread concerns - from both users and regulators alike - that companies have been harvesting user data from its site without permission by revealing it has suspended 200 apps it suspects of wrong-doing.
Google chiefs may have been quietly smug about Facebook's data protection woes but they have had those smiles wiped off their faces following claims that the company has been illegally harvesting huge amounts of user information from Android phones.
IBM is aiming to tackle one of the biggest threats to data governance in the modern age - and a key factor in data breaches - by implementing a worldwide ban on its own employees using removable storage devices.
Health food retailer Holland & Barrett is planning a major push into marketing analytics with the appointment of data science specialist Starcount to take a lead role in its three-year transformation plan.
The Bar Council - the body which represents barristers in the UK - has warned that the rush to push through the "clumsily drafted" UK Data Protection Bill will hand the Information Commissioner's Office powers which could put consumers’ and businesses’ legal rights in jeopardy.
The quest for GDPR compliance might still be vexing many businesses but it is certainly proving a boon for the recruitment market, with demand for big data skills and professionals surging by 78% in the past 12 months.
Twitter has taken the unprecedented step of urging its entire user base of 330 million customers to change their passwords following what is described as a "glitch" in its internal network.
The head of data protection at the European Commission, Giovanni Buttarelli, has launched a stinging attack on social media and tech firms over a barrage of privacy policy emails in the run up to GDPR, claiming the Facebook data scandal has exposed a "broken and unbalanced ecosystem reliant on unscrupulous personal data collection".
As the countdown to GDPR D-Day continues apace, a new study claims that many organisations will be inundated with requests for personal information from UK consumers, with two in five (40%) already planning to take advantage of their data privacy rights within six months of 25th May, although most doubt whether firms will be able to
Facebook's data scandal appears to have had a knock-on affect across all companies operating in the sector - as well as mainstream brands - with a new study showing that fewer than a fifth (17%) of consumers say they now trust social media companies with their personal data.
Women in Data UK and The Female Lead are inviting nominations for this year’s Twenty in Data, the first initiative of its kind to focus on female talent in the data and technology sector. The 2018 edition will build on the success of last year’s publication and event, with a particular emphasis on identifying women working in the “missing middle layer of management”.
Over three-quarters of charities admit they still have plenty of work to do to meet the GDPR D-Day deadline of May 25, with most organisations still scratching their heads over how they will achieve consent to carry on their marketing activities.
With the Information Commissioner's Office still gauging its response to EU data chiefs' final consent guidance, the DMA is attempting to step into the breach with the launch of its latest guidance which aims to clear up the confusion ov
Just 24 hours after the Government revealed its plans to make the UK a global hub for the development of artificial intelligence, the European Commission has also announced new measures to boost funding for AI and open up more data for re
More than 50 top businesses and organisations have contributed to the development of a £1bn deal, designed to put the UK at the forefront of the artificial intelligence industry, featuring almost £300m of private sector investment.
UK financial services companies are being urged to join forces with regulators and the Government to combat the growing threat from cyber crime in a new report which argues that simply throwing money at the problem will not help; systems need to be rebuilt from the ground up.
With just 30 days to go until GDPR comes into force, EU data protection chiefs have finally released their guidance on consent under GDPR, leaving the UK Information Commissioner's Office just weeks to unpick the findings before May 25.
Facebook is risking yet another privacy backlash after reports that it is moving the accounts of nearly 1.5 billion users out of its Irish HQ  to its US headquarters, meaning that they will not longer be covered by GDPR.
Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham is demanding even stronger powers to investigate data breaches after warning that GDPR is already "being outpaced by technological advances in data analytics".

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