Apple chief executive Tim Cook has stepped up his call for the US to introduce GDPR-style legislation, arguing that American citizens should have the right to track the data that is being collected about them online and delete it if they want to. In an article in Time magazine, Cook said it was time to stand up for the right to privacy. He wrote: "Consumers shouldn’t have to tolerate another year of companies irresponsibly amassing huge user profiles, data breaches that seem out of control and the vanishing ability to control our own digital lives."
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Small businesses are proving far more successful than their larger counterparts in tackling the gender imbalance in the tech workforce, according to the inaugural benchmarking report from Government-backed initiative Tech Talent Charter.
Artificial intelligence and cloud services are the joint highest-ranking resources that British employees would most like to see in their daily working lives, with many predicting that these technologies would help them to improve productivity.
Business chiefs may have high expectations for artificial intelligence but only half of companies have policies in place to identify and address the ethical considerations of the technology.
The Geospatial Commission is to work with local authorities across the Midlands to build a new digital map which will identify the best investment and regeneration opportunities across the area.
London has been hailed as the most attractive destination for European technology investment, driven by backing for artificial intelligence and fintech ventures.
Claims that the rise of artificial intelligence will lead to job losses have been dismissed by a new study which shows that more than 40% of businesses are actively recruiting new staff as a result of implementing the technology.
The digital skills gap appears to be narrowing, albeit slowly, according to a new report by Deloitte which shows that digital leaders' confidence in the skills of new entrants to the workplace has improved in the past six months.
Ordnance Survey has signed a deal with Intel-owned Mobileye to deliver high precision road network location data with the aim of enabling a fully connected digital Britain.
The UK's leading tech companies are beginning to build data processing and analytics into all of their departments, processes and technologies, so data and analytics drive not just business decisions but also the core operations of the business itself.
The war on cardiovascular disease is being bolstered by the appliance of data science with the British Heart Foundation and The Alan Turing Institute awarding £550,000 worth of funding to six projects which aim to transform diagnosis and treatment of circulatory conditions.
The Open Data Institute has handed out funding to four local government projects to explore new approaches to publishing and using open geospatial data, including initiatives which will map food banks and cycling routes, as well as tackle accessibility issues.
The Information Commissioner’s Office is stepping up its quest to investigate the effects of new technologies on data privacy by appointing its first Postdoctoral Research Fellow in artificial intelligence.
Three quarters of businesses (74%) expect their big data platforms to drive reliable, useful, and profitable business applications by the end of 2019, even though only 12% say they are seeing this value at the moment.
N Brown - the company behind brands JD Williams, Figleaves and Simply Be - is aiming to open up the use of data and analytics across its entire organisation by setting up a data academy.
UK businesses are missing out on an estimated £85 billion in turnover each year due to a lack of basic digital skills, especially among sole traders, according to the latest Lloyds Bank Business and Charity Index.
The Government is expanding its Cyber Discovery scheme, designed to attract young people into the cyber security industry, by opening it up to candidates in Scotland and Northern Ireland for the first time.
The majority of the UK companies admit they need to make improvements in their data management strategies, with compliance, data security and data visibility among the leading concerns.
UK companies want to speed up investment in artificial intelligence to gain a competitive advantage in delivering personalised customer experiences at scale but are being hampered by a "triple whammy" of a lack of skills, an abundance of data and GDPR.
The vast majority (82%) of retailers are committed to implementing a data-centric strategy in the next five years, with almost a third stating this is already in place, according to a new report.
The Government has revealed plans to invest £50m in five technology centres of excellence across the UK that will explore advances in medical artificial intelligence, aimed at improving patient care and speeding up diagnosis.
Technology skills are dominating the expansion of the so-called STE(A)M (science, technology, engineering, arts and maths) job market, according to research commissioned by education charity EDT.
The Information Commissioner's Office has launched a consultation over the creation of a statutory code of practice to regulate the use of personal data in political campaigns in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.