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Friday, 25 July 2014

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Vive le nudge

8-Jul-2014

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

3-Jun-2014

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'

30-May-2014

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

MRS warns political parties over pre-election 'surveys'

7-May-2014

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

ICO issues data protection warning to politicians

2-May-2014

In a letter to the main UK political parties, the ICO warns of the need to follow the rules ahead of this month’s European and local elections.

ECJ rules Telecom Data Retention Directive 'invalid'

22-Apr-2014

EU-wide law that requires telecoms companies to store user data for up to two years deemed invalid on right-to-privacy grounds by top European court.

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.

Nielsen ceases political polling in Australia

3-Jun-2014

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

FTC calls for legislation to make data broker practices transparent

28-May-2014

“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

6-May-2014

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

New Hampshire lifts research restrictions

25-Apr-2014

New bill signed following sustained pressure from MRA and AAPC to revise ‘push poll’ law.

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.

Predominantly online census recommended for 2021

27-Mar-2014

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