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Apple chief executive Tim Cook has stepped up his call for the US to introduce GDPR-style legislation, arguing that American citizens should have the right to track the data that is being collected about them online and delete it if they want to. In an article in Time magazine, Cook said it was time to stand up for the right to privacy. He wrote: "Consumers shouldn’t have to tolerate another year of companies irresponsibly amassing huge user profiles, data breaches that seem out of control and the vanishing ability to control our own digital lives."
Small businesses are proving far more successful than their larger counterparts in tackling the gender imbalance in the tech workforce, according to the inaugural benchmarking report from Government-backed initiative Tech Talent Charter.
Artificial intelligence and cloud services are the joint highest-ranking resources that British employees would most like to see in their daily working lives, with many predicting that these technologies would help them to improve productivity.
Business chiefs may have high expectations for artificial intelligence but only half of companies have policies in place to identify and address the ethical considerations of the technology.
The Geospatial Commission is to work with local authorities across the Midlands to build a new digital map which will identify the best investment and regeneration opportunities across the area.
London has been hailed as the most attractive destination for European technology investment, driven by backing for artificial intelligence and fintech ventures.
Claims that the rise of artificial intelligence will lead to job losses have been dismissed by a new study which shows that more than 40% of businesses are actively recruiting new staff as a result of implementing the technology.
The digital skills gap appears to be narrowing, albeit slowly, according to a new report by Deloitte which shows that digital leaders' confidence in the skills of new entrants to the workplace has improved in the past six months.
Ordnance Survey has signed a deal with Intel-owned Mobileye to deliver high precision road network location data with the aim of enabling a fully connected digital Britain.
The UK's leading tech companies are beginning to build data processing and analytics into all of their departments, processes and technologies, so data and analytics drive not just business decisions but also the core operations of the business itself.
The war on cardiovascular disease is being bolstered by the appliance of data science with the British Heart Foundation and The Alan Turing Institute awarding £550,000 worth of funding to six projects which aim to transform diagnosis and treatment of circulatory conditions.
The Open Data Institute has handed out funding to four local government projects to explore new approaches to publishing and using open geospatial data, including initiatives which will map food banks and cycling routes, as well as tackle accessibility issues.
An influential group of MPs is calling on the Government to ensure all of its suppliers - including marketing and data agencies - are forced to follow the same "open data principles" as the departments which hire them.
Political parties and campaign groups fighting it out over the Scottish Referendum have been warned by the data regulator that they could face huge fines if they fail to abide by laws which govern electronic marketing, including political campaigning and canvassing.
BT is facing an investigation by the Information Commissioner's Office follows claims that it has exposed hundreds of thousands of customer details while transferring email accounts from Yahoo to a bespoke system.
Supermarket giant Morrisons has admitted it has been hit by a major breach after staff payroll data - including names, addresses and bank account details - was stolen from its computer systems and published on the Internet.
The Direct Marketing Association has warned that "alarm bells should be ringing in the boardroom of every business that’s involved with one-to-one communications" after MEPs overwhelming voted in favour of the less business-friendly version of the EU data protection reforms.
New evidence has emerged about how companies ignore the rise of big data at their peril, with the release of research which claims businesses can expect to see increases in both productivity and profits from implementing the strategy.
Companies storing personal data on computers running Microsoft’s Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2003 have been warned they could be putting their customer records at risk after Microsoft announced it will no longer be issuing security updates after next month.
Big data may be keeping marketers awake at night but it seems even finance chiefs are becoming restless after a new study revealed that while 82% see the value of large-scale analytics, fewer than a quarter think their team is up to the task.
Companies are being warned to ban employees from sending sensitive customer data over public wi-fi hotspots, because of a major rise in the number of hack attacks being carried out.
Companies should face much larger fines for flouting data protection laws, as the current upper limit of £500,000 is no longer a deterrent and represents just "a drop in the ocean relative to the overall cost of the breach" for most big organisations, according to one leading data protection lawyer.
The Government is poised to bow to pressure from the Information Commissioner's Office and introduce custodial sentences for serious breaches of the Data Protection Act, following a long campaign.

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