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Is ‘Brexit effect’ to blame for drop in UK data management investments?
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Is ‘Brexit effect’ to blame for drop in UK data management investments?

Research from data backup software supplier Veeam suggests UK C-suite is set to invest much less in data management over the course of the next 12 months than the rest of the world, prompting concerns that Brexit might be to blame  The economic uncertainty surrounding the UK’s exit from the […]

Creating Explainable AI With Rules
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Creating Explainable AI With Rules

There’s a fascinating dichotomy in artificial intelligence between statistics and rules, machine learning and expert systems. Newcomers to artificial intelligence (AI) regard machine learning as innately superior to brittle rules-based systems, while the history of this field reveals both rules and probabilistic learning are integral components of AI.This fact is […]

Tip of the ice-berg for tech regulation: automated facial recognition technology
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Tip of the ice-berg for tech regulation: automated facial recognition technology

The judgment of the High Court is awaited in relation to a judicial review claim brought by Ed Bridges against the Chief Constable of South Wales, alleging that the police force’s use of automated facial recognition technology (‘AFR’) breached his human rights and data protection legislation. The case represents a […]

Coinbase launches its cryptocurrency debit card in six more countries in Europe
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Coinbase launches its cryptocurrency debit card in six more countries in Europe

Digital currency exchange Coinbase announced Wednesday its Visa debit card is to launch in six more European countries after debuting in the U.K. in April. The card allows users with Coinbase accounts to spend cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, ethereum and litecoin in stores and online at any merchant that accepts Visa. […]

Regulation is the biggest barrier to digital innovation for UK financial institutions
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Regulation is the biggest barrier to digital innovation for UK financial institutions

New research released by financial services technology leader FIS™ (NYSE: FIS) reveals that the greatest barrier to UK financial institutions developing digital products, services and operations is regulatory compliance risk. The findings are from FIS’ global Readiness Report, which shows that, by comparison, the biggest barrier to digital innovation for […]

equensWorldline helps 25 European banks reach first PSD2 compliance milestone
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equensWorldline helps 25 European banks reach first PSD2 compliance milestone

equensWorldline, a European card and payment processor, has helped 25 European banks reach the first milestone of PSD2 compliance. These financial institutions have become some of the first to get their testing facilities ready for the PSD2 deadline, being on track with the European Banking Authority (EBA) and corresponding National […]

Protecting Data Flow in Shifting Privacy Regulations
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Protecting Data Flow in Shifting Privacy Regulations

In the face of political uncertainty, organizations are challenged every day to keep the personal data they hold safe across their entire ecosystem. They must be sure that their partners, suppliers and other third parties are also keeping the organization’s data safe. As well, the growth of technologies such as […]

Visa says payment industry can move away from using passwords
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Visa says payment industry can move away from using passwords

World Password Day was “observed” last month and there is no better time to acknowledge that the computer password is over 50 years old. It was invented by Fernando Corbato in the 1960s. Since then, other ways for consumers to authenticate their identity have been developed and according to a […]

85% of EU consumers are unaware of PSD2 – Mastercard study
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85% of EU consumers are unaware of PSD2 – Mastercard study

A study from Mastercard has revealed 85 per cent of consumers in the EU are not aware of PSD2 or have very little knowledge of it. The final deadline of PSD2 is in September and with it will come a range of new financial services for consumers to improve their […]

Regulators struggling to oversee crypto assets
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Regulators struggling to oversee crypto assets

The International Organization of Securities Commissions (Iosco)’s attempt to harmonize crypto regulation will have no immediate impact, as national regulators are still failing to understand jurisdictional governance, says a lawyer. While the CEO of a crypto exchange says the lack of adoption of current regulation to crypto, has created a […]