Data News Roundup – Thursday, February 27th

Data News Roundup

The latest edition of AtScale’s Data News Roundup for February 27th, 2020 is chock-full of AI and compliance news, as well as an exciting announcement from AtScale partner Tableau. Following are some of the biggest stories shaping the world of data and analytics this week. 

EU Prepares to Push Businesses to Share Data- February 19, 2020

By Catherine Stupp

The Wall Street Journal 

The Wall Street Journal reports that for companies the EU has accused of antitrust violations, such as Alphabet, Amazon and Facebook, regulators are considering forcing them to share data with smaller rivals. The EU plans to draft legislation later this year that will focus on addressing risks in AI applications that could harm privacy and consumer rights and the European Commission. The legislation will also focus on mitigating risks that AI poses to human life, such as crashes involving autonomous cars, and bias in decision-making algorithms.

3 ways AI is transforming the insurance industry- February 24, 2020

By Ben Dickson

The Next Web

An interesting article published by The Next Web takes a closer look how AI is transforming the insurance. The piece specially mentions how “AI algorithms have made great inroads in different sectors of the insurance industry and are lowering costs while driving efficiency and improving the customer experience,” and urges readers to keep an eye on the future of big data and internet of things, natural language processing and computer vision within the space.

Tableau brings improved admin features in 2020.1 release- February 26, 2020

By Natalie Gagliordi


Tableau is bringing improved admin features to its customers with the release of 2020.1. The update is the company’s latest software release, which includes features that aim to offer more flexibility for administrators and stronger data visualization capabilities. Check out full details of the release on ZDNet.

Why 40% of privacy compliance tech will rely on AI by 2023 – February 25, 2020

By Macy Bayern

Tech Republic

Tech Republic elaborated on a recent Gartner report, which supports the notion that the rise of regulations like GDPR have launched personal data security into the spotlight, and artificial intelligence is here to help as the report found that in the next three years, more than 40% of privacy technology will rely on artificial intelligence (AI), up from 5% currently.

We also have some exciting news to share – next week we will be sharing details of a new independent survey by AtScale in collaboration with Cloudera and ODPi, a Linux Foundation Project! Click here to join the webinar discussing results of the Big Data & Analytics Maturity 2020 Survey on March 4, 2020 at 1 p.m. ET.