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How to monetise IoT data

With the rise of IoT, businesses are capturing more data than ever before – but are they missing a trick when it comes to gaining additional value from that data? Great swathes of IoT data alone are not enough – from data context or business model, there is more to …

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Free GDPR Readiness tool launched

A new GDPR Readiness tool has been launched to help businesses comply with the impending EU legislation. NW Security Group has released its free GDPR Readiness tool that indicates if a company is on the right track to preparing for the new regulations. Recent figures suggest that around 50 per …

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Obsequio Software appoints leading data protection practitioner ahead of GDPR

With GDPR at the forefront of everyone’s minds, Obsequio Software has appointed a leading data protection practitioner. Joining the ‘consent-as-a-service’ start-up as a non-executive director, Kirsty Gouldsmith brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the role. Kristy Gouldsmith is an experienced data protection practitioner, a non-practising lawyer and a …

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Uber hack cover-up is a timely reminder of the importance of GDPR

Uber’s attempts to cover-up a data hack that exposed 57 million customers and drivers is just the latest example of the importance of GDPR. Uber is not the first and will not be the last company to attempt to sweep a hack under the carpet. But that doesn’t make it …

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Hammer and StorageCraft announce Europe-wide distribution deal

British distie Hammer has announced a Europe-wide distribution agreement with StorageCraft Technology. With offices in the Nordics, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, France and Germany, as well as its HQ in Basingstoke, Hammer is perfectly placed to roll out StorageCraft’s OneBlox solution. With more than 25 years experience in distributing data storage …

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Yahoo reveals all 3 billion of its email accounts were hacked in 2013

Yahoo has admitted that all 3 billion of its users’ email accounts were affected by the 2013 hack. Last December the US firm said that around a third of its accounts had been compromised, however the company has now announced that every single one of its accounts had been breached. …

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EU to give police access to cloud data in wake of terror attacks

The EU could soon give police direct access to cloud data in relation to terror attacks. In a bid to make it easier for police forces across Europe, the EU has proposed new legislation to speed up the process.Described as an ‘extraordinary measure for extraordinary threats’, the direct data access …

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Market snapshot: Smartphone and PC gaming growth, information security spend on the up

PCR rounds up some of the latest data and analyst figures from the tech channel. Information security product spending to climb – Gartner Gartner has forecast the global market for information security spending will grow to $81.6 billion in 2016. This is an increase of 7.9 per cent over 2015. …

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Market snapshot: PC game market to grow by $10bn, tablet sales fall, wearable prices rise

PCR rounds up some of the latest stats and analyst reports from the past few weeks. PC game market to reach $40bn by 2020 – DFC Industry analyst firm DFC Intelligence has forecast the global market for games on personal computers will grow from $30 billion in 2015 to over …

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There were almost 6m cases of fraud and computer misuse in the UK last year

There were 5.8 million incidents of fraud and computer misuse in the UK last year, new data has found. The Office of National Statistics (ONS) made the estimates for the number of incidents, which it says were experienced by adults aged 16 and over in England and Wales for the …

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