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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.
The Geospatial Commission is to invest £5 million to help its six partner bodies - the British Geological Survey, Coal Authority, HM Land Registry, Ordnance Survey, UK Hydrographic Office and the Valuation Office Agency - unlock the value of location data by making it available for analysis by private companies.
Despite the negativity surrounding data sharing practices, more than a quarter (27%) of UK consumers would be happy for service providers - such as water, energy and telephone companies - to hand their personal data over to other suppliers or third parties, to help them better manage their bill payments.
The threat of enforcement action and huge fines is putting data compliance at the top of the agenda for many businesses, triggering increased investment in governance and the adoption of new self-service tools.
Finance firms are continuing to pay a high price for not tackling their data management issues with more than a third (37%) admitting that legacy platforms are the biggest obstacles to improving their data management and analytics capabilities.
Most retail loyalty schemes are being held back by a failure to recognise the key drivers of what makes customers want to come back for more, according to a new study which shows only a fifth of businesses can be described as "loyalty experts".
The UK Government has opened up a further £9 million in funding to UK businesses to develop more effective and efficient treatments for the NHS and overcome privacy concerns over the sharing of healthcare data, with a major focus on the use of artificial intelligence and data analytics.
A lack of investment and attention to detail in data security is putting customer data at risk, even though nearly half (46%) of all firms recognise they have a probable - or even greater -  risk of an online data breach.
The Government is bolstering its commitment to developing new data-driven technologies in healthcare by handing out a total of £17 million in funding for four projects which it hopes will ensure people are "living longer, healthier and happier lives".
The first half of 2018 saw record private equity investment and five multi-billion-dollar deals in healthtech sector, pushing the total disclosed transaction value to $13.4 billion, with data managment and analytics being one of the key drivers.
Tableau Software is aiming to do its bit to address the UK’s data literacy skills gap by partnering with training specialist Avado to introduce a suite of programmes designed to prepare workers for the demands of the data-led economy.
The Geospatial Commission - the government-funded body set up to maximise the value of all UK government data linked to location - is considering a nationwide roll out of the Ordnance Survey Geovation Hub after revealing that the scheme has helped to raise £19.5m in funding and created 189 jobs since it launched in London in 2015.

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