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    Comment: Six ways (and counting) big data systems are harming society

    Joanna Redden, lecturer in critical data studies and co-director data justice lab at Cardiff University, takes a look at how big data can negatively harm consumers if it is not carefully monitored.

    Comment: Six ways (and counting) big data systems are harming society

  • Comment: Retail and GDPR – 5 vital action points

    Comment: Retail and GDPR – 5 vital action points

    Russell Marsh, managing director in Accenture’s digital practice, takes a look at how retailers should prepare for the culture changes associated with the introduction of GDPR.

    Comment: Retail and GDPR – 5 vital action points
  • Comment: How Bitcoin futures trading could burst the cryptocurrency’s bubble

    Comment: How Bitcoin futures trading could burst the cryptocurrency’s bubble

    Nafis Alam, associate professor at University of Reading, takes a look at the future of bitcoin.

    Comment: How Bitcoin futures trading could burst the cryptocurrency’s bubble
  • Retail Ramble podcast: Cybersecurity

    Retail Ramble podcast: Cybersecurity

    Essential Retail sits down with Infosecurity Magazine to discuss what measures retailers can put in place to avoid cybersecurity attacks.

    Retail Ramble podcast: Cybersecurity
  • Comment: How identity data is turning toxic for big companies

    Comment: How identity data is turning toxic for big companies

    Bhargav Mitra, senior engineer, and Robert McCausland, R&D programme manager, at Queen’s University Belfast, examine the pressure of keeping customer data safe is causing headaches for businesses.

    Comment: How identity data is turning toxic for big companies
  • How can retailers protect themselves against cybersecurity threats?

    How can retailers protect themselves against cybersecurity threats?

    Security breaches in retailers are nowadays a regular occurrence, but how can retailers prevent these from happening in 2018?

    How can retailers protect themselves against cybersecurity threats?
  • Comment: How websites watch your every move and ignore privacy settings

    Comment: How websites watch your every move and ignore privacy settings

    Yijun Yu, senior lecturer, department of computing and communications at The Open University, looks at how third party tracking services used by businesses to monitor how users navigate websites could potentially lead to identity theft.

    Comment: How websites watch your every move and ignore privacy settings
  • JD Sports kits out all stores with new security technology

    JD Sports kits out all stores with new security technology

    All JD Sports stores across Europe and Australia will use new anti-theft technology on garments, following the completion of a successful trial.

    JD Sports kits out all stores with new security technology
  • Comment: Computers will soon be able to fix themselves – are IT departments for the chop?

    Comment: Computers will soon be able to fix themselves – are IT departments for the chop?

    Saemundur Haraldsson, postdoctoral research fellow, University of Stirling, Alexander Brownlee, senior research assistant, University of Stirling, & John R. Woodward, lecturer in computer science, Queen Mary University of London, take a look at whether there will even be a need for a IT department in the near future.

    Comment: Computers will soon be able to fix themselves – are IT departments for the chop?
  • What is blockchain and what can it do for retail?

    What is blockchain and what can it do for retail?

    More than just accepting Bitcoin for goods and services, Essential Retail takes a look at how blockchain has the potential to revolutionise all parts of the retail industry.

    What is blockchain and what can it do for retail?
  • Amazon Key: Security concerns & fulfilment opportunities

    Amazon Key: Security concerns & fulfilment opportunities

    Amazon raises eyebrows with the launch of Amazon Key which gives couriers the ability to unlock people’s homes to deliver packages inside.

    Amazon Key: Security concerns & fulfilment opportunities
  • Is retail like Minority Report yet?

    Is retail like Minority Report yet?

    It is often said much of modern retail technology will enable experiences like those envisaged in the 2002 future-gazing film Minority Report. But what are those experiences and are we starting to see them materialise yet?

    Is retail like Minority Report yet?

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