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UK government defines 'big data' and is advised to take lead on harnessing 'internet of things' opportunities

The UK government could use 'big data' to pre-fill forms that the public need to complete when engaging with government services online, tailor those services to "individuals and population cohorts" and better monitor how policies are being delivered at local... 19 Dec 2014

Universities face difficulties modernising when trust deeds are old, unclear and specific, says expert

FOCUS: Universities are lucky in that assets of enormous value are often donated to them. But the sometimes very specific conditions laid down by donors can cause serious problems, especially when universities try to modernise their own practices.  27 Nov 2014

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IPO explains how government will resolve complaints about rights holder technical restrictions on lawful copying

Universities, research bodies and other organisations that want to benefit from "an eligible copyright exception" but are prevented from doing so because the works they wish to copy are subject to technological protection measures (TPMs) can now raise a complaint... 05 Nov 2014

Court of Appeal: employer not in breach of duty of care by beginning disciplinary proceedings

A university did not breach its duty of care towards an employee by beginning disciplinary proceedings against her after what the employee argued was an inadequate investigation, the Court of Appeal in England and Wales has ruled. 16 Oct 2014

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