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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 MarketPsych Indices (TRMI) package, first launched in 2012,  analyses data in real time across 2,000 top global news sites and 800 global financial 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.
Dixons Carphone has finally fessed up to a massive data breach, which it claimed happened "during the past year" admitting that a hack attack on its systems has compromised nearly 6 million payment cards and 1.2 million personal data records.
The Privacy Shield agreement, which was only passed in June 2016 in an 11th-hour compromise to replace the illegal Safe Harbour transatlantic data deal, fails to properly protect EU consumers and must be suspended unless the US complies with its terms.
Businesses are leaving themselves wide open to malware attacks by having inadequate  - and in some cases non-existent - back-up data systems, with almost 4 million UK businesses affected.
The scale of the challenge which companies face in keeping their data secure has been exposed by a new study which claims that three in four businesses in Europe have suffered a domain name system (DNS) attack over the past year.
The Open Data Institute (ODI) has sent out a call for action to public sector chiefs to work with the organisation to creating and testing tools that use open data in new ways for public services, on the back of four projects it completed which were backed funding from the government-backed Innovate UK.
The United Nations has extended its strategic partnership with data analytics platform Qlik to continue to deliver critical and actionable analytics insights to boost UN sustainability missions and humanitarian efforts across the world.
SCL Elections, the sister company of Cambridge Analytica, is facing the full force of the UK courts - including an unlimited fine - after refusing to respond to a legal order issued by the UK Information Commissioner's Office to provide details of the data it holds on an American citizen.
One third of global business decision makers say that their organisation would try to cut costs by considering paying a ransom demand from a hacker rather than invest in information security, and although in the UK this figure drops to a fifth, sparking claims that some firms are worryingly naive when it comes to protecting their da
EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has rejected UK calls for the Information Commissioner's Office to maintain a key role in European data protection issues following Brexit by insisting that Britain will be relegated to "third country" status after March 2019.
One of US President Donald Trump's closest allies has launched a scathing attack on GDPR, claiming the new regulation will prevent the UK - and the rest of Europe - from trading with America and even threaten the fight against terrorism.
The precariousness of relying on Google has been exposed by a five-minute outage at the Internet giant late last week which, according to one analysis, saw global online traffic plummet by 40%.
Businesses have been warned to get a grip on how they handle and use personal data within online privacy notices, after a global sweep of websites and mobile apps exposed “significant shortcomings”, with nearly a quarter having no privacy policy at all.
David Moyes may have joined Manchester United to grab some silverware but, when it comes to social media rankings, his former club Everton are top of the league.
The Information Commissioner’s Office is calling on students who have fluffed their A-level exams to use data legislation to find out exactly where they went wrong.
Companies may be collecting more information about individuals than ever before, but almost two thirds of people are in the dark about what is being collected on them or do not know it is being collected at all.
The vast majority of data breaches investigated by the UK watchdog are a result of careless errors in the way personal information is handled, according to an analysis drawn up by the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Some three-quarters of all marketers have admitted they have difficulty in calculating the ROI on their data-driven marketing, according to a new study which cites a lack of internal experts to instigate a proper assessment.
The insurance industry is overhauling its data protection practices in response to concerns over how companies operating in the sector share customer data to fight potential fraud.
European cloud computing providers could benefit to the tune of $35bn (£22.5bn) as the US Prism scandal sparks a mass exodus from companies in the States, according to a think-tank analysis.
Poor refereeing decisions may spark venom from the terraces and in front of the telly but disgruntled football fans have found a new way of venting their anger, by launching cyber attacks against the European governing body’s website.

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