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GDPR
Big Data

It’s not new news that Europe is suffering from a near-chronic skills gap. It’s been going on for a while now, with industry experts and government bodies all scratching their heads over how to solve it. The problem is about to get a whole lot worse, as the soon-to-be-enforced General

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Big DataCybersecurity

Big Data could not be described just in terms of its size. However, to generate a basic understanding, Big Data are datasets which can’t be processed in conventional database ways to their size. This kind of data accumulation helps improve customer care service in many ways. However, such huge amounts

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Data ScienceEducation

For those of you similarly interested (obsessed?) with the changing role of government statistics relative to the explosion of highly dimensional private sector data, I recommend having a look at Innovations in Federal Statistics: Combining Data Sources While Protecting Privacy from the National Academy of Sciences. It’s an easy read and offers a solid

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Data ScienceRetail & ConsumerTechnology & IT

In politics decision making takes time, especially when there is a lot at stake. In Brussels, home of the European Union, this has been the case for the new EU data protection package. Last June, the EU Civil Liberties and Justice Committee (aka LIBE) entered “trilogue” negotiations between the EU

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Internet of Things

More than 30 firms including Intel, BT and Vodafone recently announced they would band together to create an industry body to vet internet connected devices for security flaws. You would be forgiven for missing this news, on paper it’s not terribly exciting. However, it has important implications for the Internet

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News

Apart from the NSA, there are other entities that are reportedly spying on you, or at least have the potential to. The really sleek Smart TV that Samsung has been leading the market with in its segment, is apparently listening into user conversations. In a report published Thursday by The

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One-of-a-kind app for the enterprise Confide takes you off the record, with confidential messages that self-destruct. The startup just stepped up its efforts in providing off-the-record communication in the digital world, with their latest release last week. With the Confide 3.0 for iOS and Android, it brings in 3 major additions

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It has come to light that a bill to better protect student information from compromising breaches online is being pushed by the White House under Barack Obama’s reign. The bill is the result of a partnership with a Republican congressman on the U.S. House of Representatives’ leadership team, and Democrats

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It has come to light that Google will change its privacy policy following a settlement with the UK data watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office. Disucssing the incident, BBC news stated the ICO termed Google’s 2012 70-policy overhaul as “too vague when describing how it uses personal data gathered from its

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IBM has revealed plans for a cloud-centric data protection technology dubbed Identity Mixer. The tool will allow consumers to exercise more control over the information that they choose to share online, including date of birth, home address and credit card numbers. “Identity Mixer enables users to choose precisely which data

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