The UK’s data and privacy watchdog is looking into how personal data on the Government’s main website is collected after it was reported the portal is being used to target users in preparation for Brexit.
A memo obtained by BuzzFeed allegedly tells departments to share data collected from its gov.uk, marked as “top priority” by the Prime Minister’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings.
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Facial recognition technology and 3D athlete-tracking to enhance the viewing experience of the Olympic Games will be used during Tokyo 2020, Intel has said.
The computer chip-maker, which is a leading partner of the major international multi-sport event, will be able to identify more than 300,000 people at the Games in Japan, including athletes, volunteers, media and other staff.
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Despite it being over a year since GDPR was introduced, more than half of UK businesses are failing to comply with the legislation, a new report suggests.
The survey of 250 UK GDPR decision makers, conducted on behalf of data security firm Egress, found that 52 percent of businesses are not fully compliant with the regulation, which came into force in May 2018.
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Data management platform Komprise has announced the general availability of Deep Analytics, a new tool that helps organisations find and analyse unstructured data across multiple on-premise and cloud storage platforms.
Deep Analytics combines with Komprise's existing data search and indexing technology to automate the process of finding relevant unstructured data.
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The Metropolitan Police and British Transport Police did share images with the King’s Cross Estate in London for its facial recognition technology, despite previously denying any involvement in the surveillance project, it has emerged.
Developers of the site – which is home to King’s Cross and St Pancras International stations, as well as restaurants, shops and cafes – said earlier this week that the system was used only to help both forces “prevent and detect crime in the neighbourhood and ultimately to help ensure public safety”.
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Ed Bridges, 36, from Cardiff, brought the challenge at the High Court after claiming his face was scanned while doing Christmas shopping in 2017 and at a peaceful anti-arms protest in 2018.
His lawyers argued the use of automatic facial recognition (AFR) by South Wales Police caused him “distress” and violated his privacy and data protection rights by processing an image taken of him in public.
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Facial recognition has not been in use around the King’s Cross area of London since March 2018, the site’s developers have claimed.
Usage of the controversial technology has been under the spotlight after UK data and privacy watchdog the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said it had launched an investigation last month.
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Instagram users can now report app developers they believe are misusing their data as part of an expansion to the social network’s security tools.
The data abuse bounty programme is used to identify violations of policy around data use and rewards those who find and report abuses, the firm said.
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Facebook was asked by House of Commons select committee to clarify ‘concerns’ it had over evidence submitted by company executives Facebook has denied its executives gave contradictory evidence to a parliamentary committee that was investigating the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. Chairman of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) select committee Damian Collins... Read More
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The popularity of IoT will only see increased data volumes, requiring businesses to invest the time to accurately monitor and analyse trends to get the most out of their IoT infrastructure. Failure to do so will leave organisations with a large vacuum of untapped data and a blind view of IoT operations.
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When Bacardi was founded 157 years ago, rum wasn’t considered a refined drink. To transform the sugary-spirit into something sellable in upmarket Cuban taverns, Bacardi co-founder Facundo Bacardí Masso had to “tame” the drink by filtering it through charcoal and ageing it in white oaked barrels.
Over one and a half centuries later, Bacardi’s products are merrily swigged by millions across the world. Alongside its namesake rum, Bacardí, the company’s core brands now include a mouth-watering selection of the world’s most well-known tipples, including Grey Goose, Patron, and Bombay Sapphire. Brands which have all flourished thanks to data and its impact on decision-making.
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Today, consumers expect more from the brands they choose to follow and engage with and are demanding smarter and savvier experiences. Big businesses are using customer insight in elevating the customer experience but, marketing technology (MarTech) presents a unique challenge. How can companies create personal, one-on-one long-lasting relationships with customers while deploying digital, automated technology that all but eliminates the human factor?
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Internet-enabled devices have led to an explosion in the growth of data. On its own, this data has some value, however, the only way to unlock its full potential is by combining it with other data that businesses already hold.
Together, pre-existing data and newly-minted IoT data can provide a full picture of specific insights around a single consumer.
In the first part of this article, we discussed the need for digitally-driven enterprises to foster data instinct in their employees to truly harness the benefits of new technologies and analytics tools. Alongside this, we highlighted the cultural changes that will be key to making these initiatives a reality. In this second part, we’ll look... Read More
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