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Statistics body reveals plans to professionalise data science

Royal Statistical Society aims to ensure public confidence in way their data are used

The Royal Statistical Society has announced plans to develop industry-wide standards in the field of data science so the public can have confidence in their data being used ethically.

The plans are in line with recommendations from the 2019 Royal Society report on ‘Dynamics of data science skills’, which said professional bodies should work with employers and universities to identify skills needed for data scientists to develop accreditation.

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