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Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has insisted that her office should play a central role in any future regulation of social media and tech giants, branding MPs’ calls for new legislation a “knee-jerk reaction”. Speaking at the Institute for Government, Denham's remarks follow growing concerns over the content being served to children on the likes of Instagram and Facebook.
Seven in 10 businesses are struggling to unlock data's true potential because of a lack of control, leaving many with untrusted data that undermines innovation and customer interactions.
UK firms have tackled their fears over GDPR, and are finally recognising that data regulation can have a positive affect on their business.
Companies are increasingly recognising the need to innovate but are being held back by tight resources and strong internal resistance - and in many cases the fear of failure.
Schools minister Nick Gibb has called on teachers and parents to challenge and dispel misconceptions some girls have about the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects after new data shows boys are still more likely to study the subjects.
Apple chief executive Tim Cook's call for the US to introduce GDPR-style legislation is gaining momentum among the technology giants, with Cisco and Microsoft the latest firms urging the US to follow in the footsteps of the European Union.
The Information Commissioner's Office has warned companies that they risk a day in court if they fail to respect consumers' legal right to access the personal information that is held on them.
The Government has unlocked an £18 million fund for a raft of projects designed to transform the construction industry, including a scheme which will explore how artificial intelligence can better predict and plan building projects and avoid possible delays.
More than 59,000 data breaches have been reported to regulators across Europe since GDPR came into force last May, with the UK in the top three - behind Netherlands and Germany - when it comes the most reported breaches.
The Information Commissioner's Office is hunting 10 organisations to take part in the test phase of its new regulatory sandbox which aims to promote "data protection by design".
The UK is to pilot what it claims will be the world’s first "data trust" programme aimed at tackling global issues such as illegal wildlife poaching and food waste.
A new digital platform which aims to reverse the decline of the high street by enabling customers to find local deals online is being rolled out nationwide after a 12-month trial.
Consumers should be able to demand the instant correction of personal data held about them by the Government or companies which provide Government services, according to MPs sitting on a Parliamentary committee.
Companies looking to upgrade their computer systems are being warned to ensure they wipe off all personal data stored on
Fears are growing that the European Union will railroad support for its proposed update of European data laws by exploiting the privacy backlash created by the US Prism snooping scandal.
Business chiefs have admitted they see their own staff as the greatest threat to corporate data and computer systems – with many companies showing an “alarmingly casual approach” to keeping information secure.
Sony has thrown in the towel over its fight against the £250,000 fine from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), despite vowing to challenge the ruling because it was a result of a “determined criminal attack”.

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