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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.
David Cameron has joined the growing clamour of complaints against the proposed EU data protection reforms, claiming the new laws will cost businesses hundreds of millions of pounds a year in extra bureaucracy.
Citroen has overhauled its data marketing strategy by merging new and used-car customer database after discovering that customers were switching between new and nearly-new cars more frequently than the firm realised.
The EU Commissioner heading up the data reforms claims companies have nothing to fear over the new measures, despite widespread criticism that they are far more stringent than hoped.
A senior Whitehall official has pledged that Government plans for open data will soon deliver a "revolution" in the amount and quality of information published over the next two years.
MEPs heading up the European data protection reforms have hailed a breakthrough in negotiations and are now confident the legislation will be passed within months.
Electronics giant Panasonic has become the latest multinational to feel the wrath of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after it admitted an unencrypted laptop was stolen, containing personal information on 970 people.
The DMA has condemned the proposed industrial action at Royal Mail, warning a protracted dispute could lead to job losses throughout the direct marketing industry.
The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is ramping up its use of data to fuel a major CRM drive, designed to engage with rugby fans and in the long term, educate spectators about the sport.
Argos is aiming to scupper Tesco’s plans to build even closer links with its customers through the Hudl tablet computer by launching its own cut-price version in time for the Christmas shopping season.
Information Commissioner Christopher Graham’s long-held belief that data thieves should be given prison sentences has moved a step closer to reality after the Justice Secretary Chris Grayling agreed to a public consultation on the measure.
Doctors surgeries have been warned they could face enforcement action from the Information Commissioner’s Office if they do not inform all patients about plans to use their data in a new national database, being built to help analyse NHS patients’ needs.

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