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Morrisons Are To Appeal Data Breach Ruling To Supreme Court

The Court of Appeal have upheld the decision by the High Court in December 2017 to hold Morrisons vicariously liable for a data leak by a former employee, in which the personal details relating to almost 100,000 members of staff, including names, addresses, salary, and bank details, were posted online, and sent to newspapers. However, […]

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Companies Still Unprepared For GDPR, With Less Than 1 Month To Go

With the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming in to force on 25th May 2018, a new survey by the British Standards Institution (BSI) has discovered that companies are still unprepared for GDPR, despite there now being less than a month to go before implementation. Hence, little has changed since we reported on the issue […]

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The NHS Is Underprepared For GDPR According To Report

Further to our recent article on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), new research has found that even the NHS is underprepared for GDPR with just 6 weeks to go before it comes into force. Underprepared For GDPR The think tank, Parliament Street, have just released a report entitled, ‘Getting the NHS ready for the […]

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Federation Of Small Businesses (FSB) Launches New Awareness Campaign In Relation To GDPR

Further to our recent article on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has launched a new campaign to raise awareness called ‘BeDataReady‘. The campaign has been launched in the wake of the FSB’s recent survey, which found that 90% of small businesses remain unprepared with just 65 days until […]

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Upcoming Employment Law Changes 2018/2019

There are a number of important upcoming employment law changes taking place in 2018/2019. Upcoming Employment Law Changes 2018 Upcoming employment law changes taking place in 2018, include the following:- 1st January 2018 – Schedule 7 of the Immigration Act 2016: Quarterly immigration checks begin by banks and other financial institutions on account holders, by checking […]

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Upcoming Employment Law Changes 2017/2018

There are a number of important employment law changes coming up. These include the following:- Gender Pay Gap Reporting The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 came in to force from the 6th April 2017. Under these regulations, all organisations who employ 250 or more people are required to report on gender […]

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Employment Law, Cyber Security, And Data Protection

Prevention is better than cure as they say! And that is certainly the case with cyber security and data protection. This has implications for employment law. The WannaCry ransomware attack that crippled the IT systems of many organisations, including those of the NHS, once again highlights the importance of cyber security and data protection. Furthermore, […]

Man Convicted of Taking Client Information To New Employer

Mark Lloyd, a former employee of Acorn Waste Management, Shropshire, has been prosecuted by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under section 55 of the Data Protection Act 1998 Mr Lloyd pleaded guilty at Telford Magistrates Court to having emailed information about 957 client’s to his personal email address when he left Acorn to take up a […]