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The Department for Health & Social Care has published a new code of conduct for the use of data-driven technology in the NHS, hailed by the health secretary as a "gold standard set of rules to ensure patient data is always protected". The 10 principles, drawn up with the support of the industry, academics and patient groups, are aimed at making it easier for suppliers to develop technologies to treat conditions such as dementia, obesity and cancer, and to help health and care providers choose safe and effective solutions.
Five companies working across the UK have been awarded up to £80,000 each to develop data-driven solutions to tackle the challenge of tracking waste from its source through its treatment and final disposal.
The Government has awarded £13 million in funding to a raft of new technology projects - including one which uses artificial intelligence to combat fraud - as part of a drive to transform the accountancy, insurance and legal services industries.
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”.
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.
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 Government is ramping up its commitment to use mapping data to improve public services with the launch of a new round of funding designed to explore the benefits and challenges of crowdsourcing data.
The UK is on track to have one million women working in core STEM roles by 2020, according to new research by WISE - the campaign for gender balance - but the tech industry is being urged to do more to promote careers in the sector.
The Open Data Institute is urging the Government to force the likes of Apple, Google and Uber to publish their mapping data to help the development of new services and technologies.

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