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Hotel firm Marriott to be fined £99 million for data breach

The Information Commissioner’s Office will fine the hotel chain for the breach which affected around 339 million people Hotel chain Marriott is facing a fine of £99 million over a data breach which is estimated to have affected around 339 million customers. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) fine relates to a data breach at the… Read More


Half of organisations have incorporated ethics into AI strategy

Trust, bias and ethics have become a central component of AI strategy, according to new IDC report A new IDC report has shed light on the importance of ethics to the AI strategies of organisations as they ramp up use of the technology. According to the report, that surveyed almost 2,500 organisations worldwide, two-thirds of… Read More


BA landed with record £183m fine for data breach

ICO fine amounts to 1.5 percent of the airline’s annual turnover British Airways is set to be fined more than £183 million over the 2018 data breach that saw 380,000 customer payment cards compromised. Alex Cruz, BA chairman and chief executive said he was “surprised and disappointed” by the proposed penalty from the Information Commissioner’s… Read More


75% of all databases will live in the cloud by 2022

Cloud infrastructure and services are fast becoming the default choice for data management, Gartner says Companies are increasingly turning to the cloud to host their databases, according to a new report from Gartner. The analyst house said that by 2022 the overwhelming majority of databases will be deployed or migrated to a cloud platform. Just… Read More


Nokia migrates all phone data to Google Cloud region in Finland

The data was previously stored on servers based in Singapore Nokia is to move its phone data to a Google Cloud facility in Europe as part of a company plan to better protect customer data. Nokia device activation and performance data, are to be moved to Hamina, Finland which is powered by Google Cloud, with… Read More


Facebook is going to start paying users for their data

Study app will compensate users for allowing the social network access to data on how they use other apps on their phone Facebook has launched a new app which will pay users to allow the social network to collect data on how people use their device and the apps downloaded to it. The new app,… Read More


Salesforce acquires Tableau for $15.7bn in all-stock deal

Salesforce continues to diversify beyond CRM with 11-figure acquisition of data analytics company CRM giant Salesforce is ramping up its analytics efforts in a big way, announcing the acquisition of data visualization giant Tableau Software for $15.7 billion (£12.38 billion) in an all-stock deal. The news comes just days after Google bolstered its own analytics… Read More


Only 13% of UK adults trust big tech firms with handling anonymized NHS data

Most citizens would prefer UK-based and regulated universities and companies to handle unidentifiable patient data The majority of the public would not trust NHS patient data being in the hands of multinational tech giants, even if it is anonymized, a survey suggests. While seven in 10 people acknowledged that sharing anonymous patient data could improve… Read More


Google snaps up analytics company Looker for a cool $2.6 billion

The Alphabet subsidiary has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the analytics startup Google has announced that is acquiring in-demand analytics startup Looker for $2.6 billion (£2 billion) and integrating the company into Google Cloud. The business analytics company arrived on the scene seven years ago and helps customers visualize and understand their data…. Read More


The high cost of poor data management

A new report has revealed the devastating impact to organizations when employees and consumers are unable to access data or services Poor data management is costing the typical company $20 million (£15.7 million) a year, according to research from cloud backup company Veeam, that surveyed over 1,500 C-Suite executives from 13 countries about their data… Read More


US judge orders Facebook to turn over data privacy records

An investor is seeking company records to probe potential mismanagement by directors at the social media giant A US judge has ordered Facebook to turn over internal records regarding data privacy and access to user data. The ruling in the state of Delaware involves an investor lawsuit seeking company records to investigate potential wrongdoing and… Read More


Huawei launches machine learning database GaussDB

Huawei takes on Oracle, IBM and Microsoft with new cloud-based database management system powered by AI Chinese technology giant Huawei, known for its smartphones and telecommunications equipment, is making further inroads into the enterprise IT market with a database product powered by machine learning. The product will compete with popular database systems provided by IT’s… Read More