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  • Employment News - Huge fines for data protection breaches are coming. Should you be worried?
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has announced that it has issued notices of its intention to fine British Airways (BA) £183.39 million and Marriott International, Inc. (Marriott) £99.2 million for infringements of the GDPR. What was the issue in each case and are these enormous fines a sign of things to come for smaller businesses too?
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  • Employment News - The GDPR one year on - key developments
    Now that the GDPR has been in force for twelve months, what are the key developments that have occurred over the last year?
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  • Employment News - Processing personal data on a deal or no-deal Brexit
    With a no-deal Brexit becoming a real possibility, if you process employees’ personal data cross-border (or your business is part of an international group), it’s important to understand how your processing will be affected. What is the data processing position if there’s a deal and how does this differ if there’s no deal?
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  • Employment News - 64% of workers have breached GDPR rules
    A new survey has revealed that 64% of workers have already breached GDPR rules by forwarding customer or client e-mails to their personal e-mail accounts in the four months following the GDPR coming into force. What should you be doing to prevent this sort of breach from happening?
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  • Employment News - Information Commissioner’s Office takes enforcement action for failure to pay the new data protection fee
    The Information Commissioner’s Office has announced that it has commenced formal enforcement action against 34 organisations that have failed to pay the new data protection fee. What is the fee and what happens if you fail to pay it?
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  • Employment News - How should you deal with a personal data breach?
    British Airways has announced that a malicious breach of the firm’s security systems has resulted in the theft of 380,000 customers’ personal and financial details, including their names, e-mail addresses and credit card information. If you’re faced with a personal data breach resulting in the loss or theft of clients’, customers’ or employees’ personal data, what should you do?
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  • Employment News - GDPR enforcement
    With now only days to go until the EU General Data Protection Regulation takes effect on 25 May 2018, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a consultation on its draft Regulatory Action Policy, which sets out how it intends to use its enforcement powers under the new data protection laws. How heavy-handed does the ICO intend to be?
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  • Employment News - Getting ready for the GDPR
    The European Commission has published short new guidance entitled "Seven steps for businesses to get ready for the General Data Protection Regulation". What are those seven steps that you are being advised to take?
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  • Employment News - New lawful basis interactive guidance tool
    The Information Commissioner's Office has published a lawful basis interactive guidance tool to assist employers in determining which lawful basis is appropriate for their data processing activities under the forthcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation. Is the tool worth a look?
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  • Employment News - The new data protection fee
    The government has announced a new data protection charging structure for data controllers. The new structure has been laid before Parliament as a statutory instrument and will come into effect on 25 May 2018, to coincide with the EU General Data Protection Regulation. What will you need to pay under the new charging structure?
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