Institute puts tech ethics into focus
A new independent institute is being established to study the ethics of data, artificial intelligence and algorithms, the UK foundation behind the plan confirmed last week. Given recent events, the news could not be more timely. Julian Blake reports. (more…)
Identity data turns toxic for big companies
The rate at which valuable identity information is flying out of the control of firms is alarming – more than 3,500 records per minute. As Bhargav Mitra and Robert McCausland report, companies are facing up to the rising cost of holding on to personal data. (more…)
Problems when health data is not used
Much is made of the risks to privacy and more of using health data. But, as research shows, opting not to use data carries serious risks both to health and healthcare providers. Kerina Jones reports.
Election laws can’t cope with data harvesting
With the general election imminent, the political parties are increasingly harvesting social media data to pinpoint political messaging. But in targeting marginal voters with £1m set aside, they’re testing election spending and data protection rules to the limit. Heather Green at the University of Aberdeen explains. (more…)