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The bank has leased space at the Bayes Centre, the university's recently opened data innovation hub. Picture: John Devlin

RBS moves into Edinburgh Uni data science hub

Royal Bank of Scotland has pushed the button on a data innovation research unit at the University of Edinburgh, joining other industries, academics, and public sector partners in the heart of the city’s data science community.

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Gillian Docherty: what ethical issues will data encounter over the next 10 years?

In July, Jeremy Wright MP, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport issued the government’s new Data Ethics Framework, part of their National Data Strategy. This new ethics framework aims to lay out best practices for the use of data in the public sector and was a welcome update to an existing policy. Upon publication of the framework, Wright said, “Ethics and innovation are not mutually exclusive. Thinking carefully about how we use our data can help us be better at innovating when we use it.”

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