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SAS is attempting to address the data skills gap by launching what it claims is the UK's first data analyst apprenticeship programme to be fully funded by the Government's Apprenticeship Levy. The company has entered a partnership with Firebrand Training for the scheme, which will cover areas including data access, manipulation, analysis and reporting.
UK firms have finally woken up to the need to take out cyber insurance - with the number of companies who have cover rising from 33% to 90% within the past year - but many are failing to cover all risks.
The data industry has welcomed the rise in the number of students taking science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) subjects  - revealed in today's A-level results - but has warned that the sector must not rest on its laurels as more still needs to be done to encourage youngsters into the sector.
More than one in three businesses (37%) confess they are still not following GDPR nearly three months after the regulation came into force, with technology companies the worst culprits.
The Information Commissioner’s has strengthened its expertise in the rapidly developing technology sector by appointing the boss of IBM-owned risk management and regulatory compliance consulting firm Promontory as executive director for technology policy and innovation.
Companies operating in the UK are drawing up contingency plans in case Britain fails to secure "adequacy” status post-Brexit in an effort to ensure that they can continue to transfer data to European businesses after March next year.
A new project which aims to help software engineers to incorporate "privacy by design" into all of their applications to comply with GDPR and other international privacy laws has been boosted by a deal with CA Technologies - one of the largest software companies in the world - which has thrown its weight behind the initiative.
The Information Commissioner’s Office has confirmed it has fined Lifecycle Marketing - the business which owns pregnancy and childcare service Emma’s Diary - £140,000 for illegally collecting and selling personal information belonging to more than one million people.
As students across the country fret over this year's GCSE results due out later this month, the Government has announced yet another initiative designed to increase take-up of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects with the opening of a new £3m centre in Wales, alongside investment in six science centres across t
Further evidence has emerged of the looming skills crisis in a new study which shows that over 70% of companies believe that they will face a shortage of professionals over the next year, with roles in data management, business information, cyber security and software development proving the hardest fill.
Over half of all UK consumers will have activated their new personal data rights under GDPR within 12 months of the regulation coming into force, with nearly a third (31%) having already done so.
The taxman could be facing one of the first investigations under GDPR after international law firm Mischon de Reya lodged a complaint with the Information Commissioner's Office over a system which forces the automatic global exchange of information between tax authorities, arguing that it breaches the new regulation.
Half of all marketers (49%) have not received training in the key skills they believe are essential to their career progression and future in the industry, according to new research, with data and analytical expertise high on the wish-list.
Aerospace giant Boeing has made a $5m (£3.8m) investment in a scheme designed to boost the take up of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) education across the European Union.
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.
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.

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