Posts tagged as data

EU data and the Baltic Dry Index point to higher commodites prices

Friday, May 21, 2021

European data this morning in regards to the construction and producer prices have been higher than expectations this morning. Eurozone Construction Output for the months of March (M/M) hit 2.7% vs the previous figure of -2.1%. The year-on-year figure for the same month grew massively to 18.3% (prev -5.8%). The report said, civil engineering increased by 9.4% and building construction by 1.3%. In terms of where the growth came from,…

Hackers target CityBee, sensitive data of 110,000 Lithuanian-registered users leaked

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Lithuanian news website LRT.LT writes that on Tuesday the CEO of CityBee car-sharing service announced that cyber criminals had stolen data of 110,000 Lithuanian-registered users. CityBee was informed on Monday evening that some of its customers’ names, email addresses, personal identification numbers and encrypted passwords had been published on a hacker forum. “What’s strange is that the (stolen) information is three years old. If it had been stolen in the…

2020 tax take exceeded forecasts made at start of pandemic

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Data released by the finance ministry and tax authority reveal 2020, despite being a pandemic year, did not see as severe an economic decline by the end of the year as had been forecast when the coronavirus first arrived in spring, at least as far as tax receipts go. Labor tax and also fuel excise duties – despite a cut in diesel duties – were the major drivers, and the…

Lithuanian military stops publishing data on new Covid-19 infections

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Lithuania’s military has stopped providing data on new infections among its personnel, according to Chief of Defence Lieutenant General Valdemaras Rupšys. “I assured [the president] that despite infections in the ranks, [the situation] is under control and the necessary combat training will continue,” he said after a conference call with Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda. “Therefore the readiness of the country’s Armed Forces and NATO forces deployed to Lithuania has not…

Construction output fell by 0.6% in second quarter

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia (CSB) August 11 show that,   compared to the second quarter of 2019, in the second quarter of 2020 construction output reduced by 0.6 % (according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices). Construction output in construction of buildings decreased by 5 %, in civil engineering – by 7.7 %, but in specialized construction activities it rose by 12.3 %. In the second quarter of this year construction output…

LMT and MikroTik create high-capacity data network for scientists

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Latvian technology companies Latvijas Mobilais telefons (LMT) and MikroTik have set up a unified network of high-capacity data transmission to help doctors and scientists in the fight against many diseases, LMT told Latvian Radio July 29. With the data network available to scientists so far, large amounts of data for genome research had to be sent for several days or even transported by road on external hard drives. It has long made the…

Data Inspectorate questions arrival registration process

Monday, July 20, 2020

The Data State Inspectorate (DVI) has concerns about whether the written questionnaires completed by travelers will actually be processed and data will not be collected unnecessarily, Latvian Radio reported July 20. DVI Director Jekaterina Macuka said in an interview with Latvian Radio that the main objection is the way in which data are collected. “If we realize that there are many arrivals, there are thousands of questionnaires, will it really be possible to…

Google Maps data shows pandemic habits

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Anonymized data Google Maps has gathered from mobile phones over the past few weeks shows that in Latvia there’s been a 50% decrease in visits to retail and recreation locations, and a 48% decrease in visits to transit stations, according to data published by Google in the COVID-19 Community Mobility Report on March 29. The data shows a slight drop among visits to grocery and pharmacy locations (-22%) as well…

Google’s health care ambitions now involve patient data

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Google announced a partnership with a large U.S. health care system aimed at modernizing its information system and providing new tools for doctors, in the tech giant’s latest foray into the health industry. Announcement of its arrangement with the Catholic health care system Ascension followed a Wall Street Journal report on Monday that Google had access to thousands of patient health records without doctors’ knowledge. Both companies stressed that their deal is compliant with federal health-privacy…

$5 billion fine doesn’t mark the end of Facebook’s troubles

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Facebook will pay a $5 billion fine for privacy violations and will be subject to broader oversight, but ongoing probes in Europe and the U.S. could present even bigger headaches for the company. The FTC fine is by far the largest the agency has levied on a technology company. The settlement also comes with restrictions and government oversight. Facebook for a decade had largely been trusted to regulate itself and keep its…