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Friday, 18 April 2014

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Government affairs

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

3-Apr-2014

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

2-Apr-2014

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

21-Mar-2014

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

10-Feb-2014

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

Bing and FOX partner on State of the Union poll

28-Jan-2014

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

India gov't votes for TV ratings framework

13-Jan-2014

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

Predominantly online census recommended for 2021

27-Mar-2014

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

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

20-Mar-2014

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'

6-Feb-2014

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

Obama draws analytics into surveillance row

21-Jan-2014

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