Data Gold Rush
Data is the commodity at the heart of the latest gold rush. We wanted to bring order to the confusion and to look beyond big data, helping businesses ask the right questions so they can better understand where data brings value now and in the future and be sufficiently informed to make the right decisions.
Here we examine what trends are emerging, what the opportunities are and what the barriers are to using data to further your commercial success.
Please click on the image below to download a copy of the report.
For the key findings of our recent survey with Ipsos MORI into how European customers feel about the use of their personal data click here.
You can find out more details on our privacy and data protection practice here and our broader Digital Business practice here.
13/05/2013 - blogpost "Purpose limitation" meets "big data"
Sometimes data is earmarked and collected with a particular purpose in mind. However, one of the many means of leveraging value from Big Data is to take data, and perhaps other amalgamated datasets harvested for other purposes, and to interrogate and analyse that data in a previously inconceivable way. Gaining insights from an existing asset. Mining untapped value. This is an example of the value offered by Big Data; the unrealised riches which so many at Board level are being sold.
07/05/2013 - blogpost Vote for EU Data Protection Regulation postponed again
It is the second time a vote in the European Parliament for ‘EU General Data Protection Regulation’ (a proposal by the European Commission) has been delayed.
28/02/2013 - blogpost New cyber security laws target critical infrastructure and technology companies
A new draft cyber security directive has been published by the European Commission (EC) to extend existing tough telecoms data security obligations to other communications providers and those who operate critical infrastructure.
15/01/2013 - blogpost Draft Report Data Protection Regulation
The LIBE Committee of the European Parliament published a draft report suggesting amendments to the EU Commission draft Data Protection Regulation. It overall makes a number of key changes which if adopted could have a significant impact for business and generally creates an even stricter regime.
04/12/12 - event - Behavioural targeting
Behavioural targeting – get ready for a new regulatory era ahead of the go live date of 4 February 2013
11/12/12 - blogpost Snooper’s rights Bill
The UK Government’s draft bill to require ISPs and telecos to retain communications data for law enforcement access has been cleared by a Joint Committee of MPs and peers, albeit with some important clarifications recommended.
04/12/12 - blogpost Behavioural cookie bombshell
UK Advertising Standards Authority goes where ICO and the law feared to tread with February 2013 prior "explicit consent" behavioural cookie bombshell
04/12/12 - blogpost Data protection law and competition
In a key note speech last week, Joaquin Alumnia, head of the European Commission’s competition law team, made some interesting comments about the inter-play between data protection law and competition law in respect of data exploitation.
27/11/12 - blogpost #DataGold infographic launch
The Ministry of Justice has for the first time publicly set out clear details of the position which it will take in Brussels in negotiations on the European Commission’s proposed Data Protection Regulation.
30/10/12 - blogpost #DataGold infographic launch
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24/10/12 - blogpost #DataGold infographic launch
We have launched an infographic on European consumer attitudes to the use of their personal data.