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Data Mining
Monday 19 November 2018

As the critical importance of data to the digital economy becomes ever clearer, a new phrase is doing the rounds at industry conferences: “data is the new oil”. If we take the phrase at face value, then what does that make the Internet giants like Facebook, Amazon and Google? Critics like to compare them to oil company titans like Esso and BP and are quick to add that they don’t pay any tax on their raw material or enough tax on their profits.