City of Edinburgh Council is planning to put digital and data technology at the heart of its new mobility and transport plan as it seeks a more environmentally friendly approach to travelling around the city.
The London Datastore, the online platform set up in 2010 as a data-sharing resource to help tackle issues such as road congestion and air quality, must increase the variety and volume of information available to ensure it is fit for purpose for the next decade and beyond.
Few organisations have yet to wake up to the benefits of developing data-driven strategies, but increasing pressure to make swift "critical" business decisions is forcing many leaders to abandon insight and go with their gut feeling for fear of losing ground to their competitors.
The Department for Transport is aiming to improve services for UK bus passengers and get even more consumers to use public transport, with the launch of an open data initiative that aims to provide the public with more detailed information on routes, timetables, real-time location and fares.
Artificial intelligence has been hailed as the saviour of everything from marketing and financial services to healthcare and education but Swedish ferry operator Stena Line is now embracing the technology in a drive to become more environmentally friendly.
Companies are being urged to study the detail of the first GDPR penalty issued by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office to ensure they learn from the case after London pharmacy Doorstep Dispensaree has been fined £275,000 for failing to ensure the security of special category data.
The UK Government’s plans for a swift withdrawal from the EU appear to have been given a major boost by the European Court of Justice which looks set to kick out claims that so called "standard contractual clauses" are illegal.
The shift away from passwords and pin numbers cannot come soon enough for the majority of UK consumers, with nearly three-fifths (57%) saying they would be happy to ditch traditional methods and embrace biometric verification.
The Information Commissioner’s Office is planning to update its guidance on how companies should deal with so-called "data subject access requests" (DSARs) and has launched a consultation on new draft guidance, just 18 months after the current version was first published.