• PwC Report Clears BBC Of Gender Bias On Broadcaster Pay
    A review of BBC pay of on-air staff by PwC has found "no evidence" of a gender pay gap, although the firm did suggest that the BBC needs to improve in its transparency over pay decision, "The Guardian" reports.
  • Women At The BBC Insist Unfair Pay Is Rectified
    A group representing more than 170 female broadcasters and producers is insisting that the BBC corrects all the unfair pay decisions it has made, "Press Gazette" reports.
  • 'Bake Off' Ups The Price Of Sponsorship
    After proving all the critics wrong and proving a huge hit on commercial television, "The Great British Bake Off" is on the hunt for a new sponsor. "The Guardian" reveals that the GBP4m paid by the last series' sponsor, Lyle's Golden Syrup will be raised to at least GBP5m and beyond for the next series.
  • Facebook To Launch A Data Portal To Prepare For GDPR
    Facebook has told "The Telegraph" it is working on being more open with users on its use of their data. The social giant is expected to introduce a data portal to give users greater insight and more control in how their personal information is used for advertising. The moves are part of Facebook's drive to become GDPR compliant before the May 25th deadline.
  • Ambulance Chasing Lawyers Banned From Advertising In Hospitals
    Lawyers have been banned from advertising on NHS property in a bid to end the UK's growing compensation culture, "The Drum" reports.
  • Data Concerns Drive Marketing Complaints Against DMA Members
    Marketers may find it rather daunting that as GDPR approaches, "The Drum" is reporting that concerns over data privacy and accuracy were behind a little over two in three of consumer complaints against DMA members last year.
  • Start-Ups Are Ill-Prepared For GDPR
    More than nine in ten -- or 91% -- of start-ups are collecting personal data, but less than one in three protect it with encryption and only just over one in three -- at 34% -- has a data breach notification policy in place, according to research in Netimperative.
  • Top Male BBC Journalists Take A Salary Cut In Gender Pay Row
    Four of the BBC's top male journalists have taken a pay cut in the wake of the corporation's China editor, Carrie Gracie, resigning over male colleagues at a similar level of seniority receiving far higher salaries. "The Guardian" reports that Jeremy Vine, John Humphrys, Huw Edwards and Jon Sopel have agreed to salary decreases.
  • Soros Slams Facebook And Google, Says Their Days Are Numbered
    George Soros has delivered a shot across the bows of Facebook and Google, calling them a "threat to democracy" and "obstacles to innovation." The BBC reports that Soros took aim at the tech giants at his annual dinner at Davos and predicted their days will be numbered once regulation and tax rules catch up with them.
  • Government Responds To Under Half Of Business Being GDPR Ready
    New research that shows fewer than half of British business and charities are aware of GDPR becoming law in four months time has prompted the Government to issue a reminder of the data protection changes. Netimperative quotes Culture Secretary Matt Hancock in Davos, who reminded companies of the need to be compliant by May 25th.
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