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Friday, 18 April 2014

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FTC approves Nielsen's sell-off of Arbitron LinkMeter tech


Federal Trade Commission consents to Nielsen’s sale and licencing deal with rival comScore.

MRA urges White House to focus on differentiation in big data policy


Comments filed on behalf of research industry as part of Obama’s review of big data and privacy.

UK government to fund £42m big data research institute


The Alan Turing Institute will focus on developing new ways to collect, organise and analyse big data.

Logarithmic scale risks 'false impression' of gov't figures


UK Statistics Authority chairman criticises presentation of HM Treasury data on infrastructure investment.

Bing and FOX partner on State of the Union poll


Search engine and news channel to gather real-time responses to presidential address.

India gov't votes for TV ratings framework


Guidelines set minimum sample size and require agencies to register with information ministry.

Predominantly online census recommended for 2021


National Statistician’s recommendation comes following extensive research and public consultation.

FTC regulation of mobile tracking could impede privacy technology, says MRA


In its response to a recent seminar on mobile device tracking, the MRA asks FTC to give private sector ‘time to figure it out’.

Cabinet Office 'nudge unit' spun-off as 'social purpose company'


The Behavioural Insight Team gets investment from Nesta, and will sell services to public and private sector clients.

Obama draws analytics into surveillance row


“The challenges to our privacy do not come from government alone,” warns US president.