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As the worlds of television, games, the web and advertising converge, ConnectedUK will bring together a group of world-class thinkers for a series of four events throughout May and into June exploring the opportunities for production companies, agencies, digital companies and games makers.
UKIE today called for more clarity over the scope of some of the recommendation in the proposed EU Data Protection Regulation.
In its response to the UK Ministry of Justice’s call for evidence on EU Data Protection Proposals, UKIE has expressed concerns that many of the proposals in the Regulation will be difficult to implement without further guidance and accurate definitions of the scope of how the recommendations are to be applied – this particularly applies to proposals for the ‘right to be forgotten’, data breaches and data portability.
UKIE has today issued an update on its digital chart project and unveils its first chart for UK PC download in public Beta.
The UK industry has traditionally had outstanding market data covering the sale of physical video game products in the UK. These charts and reports, compiled by GfK Chart Track and published by UKIE, are invaluable tools for the industry. However, as the games industry moves to increasingly digital models of distribution, there has been a greater need to measure the size and shape of this growing digital market.
The UKIE-led, Next Gen Skills Campaign, today called on Chancellor George Osborne to support a new teacher training infrastructure in the 2012 Budget. Next Gen Skills, which organised the call, said teachers would need support ahead of possible curriculum changes starting in September 2012 and the introduction of the National Curriculum in September 2014.
The government is currently consulting on the removal of the current ICT Programme of Study, clearing the way for new courses potentially more focused on computer science and programming.
UKIE today published its Access to Finance paper as part of its pre-budget submission to government.
The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, IPA, will soon be launching the Creative Pioneers Challenge, a competition open to everyone over the age of 16 who is resident in the UK that is not dependent on academic qualifications. The recruitment period is March to April, with winners being announced in July. Their goal is to find a minimum of 300 winners across three categories and make a minimum of 300 places available to them in the creative industries from September 2012. The three categories are: