The UK’s cyber defence operation has thwarted a major airport email phishing campaign, which used a fake gov.uk address in an attempt to get over 200,000 airline passengers to hand over cash on the premise that they would receive an increased refund by doing so.
Home Secretary Sajid Javid has rejected warnings about the potential dangers of facial recognition technology - most recently issued by the Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham - to back the police as forces across England and Wales step up their trials.
Anita Fernqvist, chief data officer at Zurich Insurance UK, walked away from the DataIQ Awards last night clutching the Grand Prix, having already been handed the title of Data and analytics leader of the year (Data Titan). Channel 4 was also celebrating having scooped three awards.
Fashion retailers aiming to embrace data-driven marketing to boost their performance might have to think again after two-thirds (67%) of shoppers said they do not trust fashion brands to act responsibly and to protect their personal information.
Just days after British tech company Sage Group revealed its ambitious expansion strategy, Amazon has kicked off a major recruitment drive in the UK with plans to hire over 2,000 new workers, including data scientists, engineers and software developers.
Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has fired a warning shot across the bows of the UK video games industry after expressing concerns about the "lack of clarity" around how firms collect consumers’ personal data.
Brexit uncertainty is still grating the nerves of firms up and down the country but British tech giant Sage Group has bucked the trend by revealing plans to invest over £300 million in the UK market, creating hundreds of jobs in data science and product engineering.
Many large businesses are lumbering giants when it comes to digital transformation, and risk being left behind by more agile - and smaller - firms, despite claims that swifter adoption of technology could unlock productivity and wage growth and add billions to the UK economy.