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Tuesday, 02 September 2014

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Vive le nudge


French market research institute BVA’s nudge work with French tax administration led to 10% increase in online tax returns.

House vote threatens to undermine Census and ACS, warns MRA


House-approved Census Bureau budget “likely insufficient” to conduct 2015’s American Community Survey, as well as “requisite testing” for 2020 Census.

Google offers link removal form to comply with EU 'right to be forgotten'


Firm starts compiling requests to remove “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant” links from search results.

MRS warns political parties over pre-election 'surveys'


CEO Jane Frost issues guidance to help “maintain the reputation of essential research activities”.

Nielsen ceases political polling in Australia


The company has announced the end of its Fairfax Nielsen Poll after 19 years.

FTC calls for legislation to make data broker practices transparent


“It’s time to bring transparency and accountability to bear on this industry,” says FTC chairwoman Edith Ramirez.

White House big data report renews call for privacy legislation


Report looks into open data initiative, public sector data management and private sector data use.