The European Commission is aiming to do its bit for the fight against the coronavirus by launching a Covid-19 data hub, where researchers will be able to share and store data from DNA sequences and protein structures through to data from pre-clinical research.
The future planning and management of public services has received a major shot in the arm with new Geospatial Commission plans to introduce core addressing identifiers for the public sector under the Open Government Licence.
The UK’s technology industry is calling for Government support to bail out start-ups which it fears could collapse in the coming months due to the disruption to economic activity caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Data professionals working in financial services firms are being prevented by their legal teams from repurposing customer data for secondary use, with the two departments seemingly at loggerheads, according to new research.
Half of senior executives in UK businesses feel overwhelmed by the data generated within their organisation, a number that rises to two-thirds (61%) among those working in larger companies, with even more (67%) struggling to access their data to make business decisions.
The global data visualisation market is growing by nearly $1 billion (£770 million) a year, and is expected to be top $9 billion (£6.95 billion) by 2026 as data visualisation tools become "business critical" for any company which wants to get the most out their data.
With GDPR’s two-year anniversary looming, it seems that smaller firms have yet to get to grips with large swathes of the regulation, with more than a third believing GDPR does not apply to the customer data they hold and just under half (49%) under the impression it does not apply to online browsing data either.
As the NHS braces itself for a flood of coronavirus cases, one group of GP practices is aiming to ease the current workload by becoming the first in the UK to use an online triage system, driven by artificial intelligence technology.