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Those who advocate that the US should implement GDPR-style legislation have had their case strengthened by a new survey of consumers which shows that two-thirds (67%) of Americans think the US government should do more to protect data privacy. Among those calling for new federal laws is Apple chief executive Tim Cook, who recently praised GDPR and called for an equivalent to be passed in the US as soon as possible. However, it seems, Americans are already taking action to protect themselves, according to the study carried out by SAS.
The health service risks losing out on huge potential revenue in the future if it does not put in place a strategy to capitalise on the increasing value of the medical data it holds, according to a new report.
The dominance of London and the South East in tech industry occupations threatens to further skew the growth of employment in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) industries in the coming years.
Businesses are failing to make the most of their data due to a lack of analytics skills, according to a study, which claims the most pressing issue is being unable to integrate multiple data sets.
Businesses which place emphasis on digital transformation are far more confident about their future growth, according to a new report, which reveals that almost four in five (79%) business leaders see digital transformation as a strategic priority.
The UK’s leading academics and health specialists are joining forces for a new programme to tap into the huge streams of medical data to ultimately improve the care patients receive from the NHS.
The use of data in marketing and sales activities has risen up the corporate agenda and is now seen as a board-level responsibility for the majority of businesses.
Analytical skills will become a major part of financial services professionals' roles as the industry undergoes a massive shift in focus to tap into the rise of big data.
The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has launched a new initiative to help small businesses tap into the opportunities created by the capital’s flourishing artificial intelligence and technology sectors.
Marketers are facing huge challenges in ensuring that their skills stay relevant and up-to-date, according to the IDM's latest 'Professional Skills Census 2018', which highlights 13 key skills gaps which those in the industry believe need to be addressed.
Companies are putting themselves at risk of losing their most valuable business information by following a "one-size-fits-all" approach to data security.
‏Artificial intelligence and machine learning are set to become mainstream digital marketing tools in the next 12 months, despite consumer scepticism over whether they will actually improve interaction with brands.
Facebook has become only the second company ever to be hit with the maximum £500,000 fine for serious breaches of data protection law, after failing to convince the Information Commissioner’s Office that it had done nothing wrong.
Accenture, Cognizant and Experian have joined a number of global organisations to launch a Data Literacy Project, aimed at strengthening skills among the workforce in an increasingly digitalised economy and forge a society “fluent in data.”
The Court of Appeal has sent out a chilling warning to companies to ensure that they have robust measures in place to protect their staff data after upholding a judgment which found Morrisons "vicariously liable" for the leak of payroll information by a disgruntled employee.
Irish organisations are falling behind their European counterparts in the advancement of artificial intelligence, according to a new study by Microsoft which claims the slow take up could threaten AI roll out and ultimately, digital success.
The task of attracting young people into the UK’s booming digital economy is being hit by a triple whammy of regional divides in the education system, a lack of awareness of the opportunities available and a misaligned curriculum which is leaving students unprepared to engage with the sector.
Organisations continue to keep legacy IT applications alive because the historical data those systems hold remains useful, despite a recognition that running these obsolete systems poses a major risk to digital transformation, data privacy and security.
Brands are being urged to explore the opportunities that artificial intelligence-based personalisation strategies can bring to their marketing campaigns on the back of a survey which reveals that poorly-targeted and irrelevant activity is driving customers away from their favourite brands.
Oracle technology may power some of the biggest marketing companies in the world but the business is now using its data analytical expertise to tackle the declining honey bee population.
The Government is urging tech firms to embrace a new voluntary code of practice for manufacturers of connected devices, developed to tackle widespread data privacy concerns by ensuring that security measures are embedded into the design process.
Internet of Things (IoT) technology is now moving into the mainstream, according to a new study which shows that nearly nine out of ten (87%) of business leaders now expect tangible results from their projects within three years.
Wales is aiming to rival London and Scotland as a major hub for data professionals with the launch of the Welsh Data Science Graduate Programme, designed to give the country’s top talent added incentive to build their careers in the Welsh data sector.

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