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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."
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.
South Kesteven District Council in Lincolnshire claims to have become the first district council to implement a data analytics platform which helps budget efficiencies and protects vital services at the same time.
The Government is ramping up its commitment to tackling the digital skills crisis in the regions after approving what it calls an "unprecedented" transfer of power from Westminster to the North East.
The Government is to invest £3 million to help strengthen digital and data skills in Greater Manchester and the surrounding areas.
The fall-out from privacy scandals and the impact of GDPR are being blamed for a slowdown in Facebook's growth after the company revealed the loss of one million users in Europe during the three months to the end of September.
United Utilities has become the first water company in the UK to introduce large-scale artificial intelligence into its operational systems in an effort to cut waste and reduce household bills.
Industry body the DMA has issued a stark warning of the threat to the £240bn data economy posed by Brexit, reinforcing its call for the Government to strike an adequacy deal to ensure the continued free flow of data between the UK and EU.
DMA Talent, a division of the IDM and DMA, is launching a new programme designed to educate employers about how making adjustments to recruitment procedures and business environments will enable them to tap into a highly talented pool of neurodiverse people and tackle the data skills shortage.
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.

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