GDPR – What do you need to know?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect across Europe in May 2018 and will apply to the UK despite Brexit. As this is a ‘regulation’ rather than a ‘directive’ it is binding and effectively forms part of UK law as soon as it comes into force. GDPR will apply to every organisation in […]

Making sense of big data to improve the nation’s defence, security and prosperity

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has today announced the launch of the Data Science Challenge. The challenge is designed to bring the brightest minds in data science together to solve real-world problems. The first challenges – detecting and classifying vehicles from aerial imagery and the classification of documents by themes– are now open […]

Intelligence experts warn UK airports and nuclear power stations to increase security measures due terrorist cyber threat

Intelligence experts have warned Britain’s airports and nuclear power stations to increase their defence measures. This is due to a warning that terrorists may have developed ways to plant explosives in laptops and mobile devices, which bypass airport security screening methods. Intelligence agencies fear that that Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) and […]

Quarter of Businesses Cancel Preparations for GDPR, but Experts Warn it’s a Mistake

Almost a quarter of UK firms have cancelled all preparation for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), misunderstanding that it will not apply after Brexit. The regulation, which has been years in the pipeline, is designed to harmonise data protection regulation throughout Europe and provide citizens with more control over their personal data. It […]