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Using Your Mobile While Driving Could  Invalidate Your Licence
Using Your Mobile While Driving Could Invalidate Your Licence
It's been nearly a year since new regulations came into force to stop drivers from using their phones. They've been effective, but are you aware of the do's and don'ts?

Last March, new regulations came into force that allow traffic officers to fine drivers £200 and six penalty points for using a handheld mobile phone while driving. For drivers that have held their licence for less than...

Don't Overlook Privacy Notices in Your Sprint to GDPR Compliance
Don't Overlook Privacy Notices in Your Sprint to GDPR Compliance
The GDPR comes into effect on 25 May, which does not leave your organisation much time to comply. While you’ve most likely been busy making the necessary high-level GDPR revisions, such as to how you obtain clients’ consent, you may be overlooking a key GDPR component—privacy notices. These notices provide data subjects, such as your employees, customers and prospects, with clear...

How Does the GDPR Define Personal Data?
How Does the GDPR Define Personal Data?

On 25 May, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect, which doesn’t leave your organisation much time to educate itself on all the forthcoming changes. The GDPR expands the rights of individuals and their personal data, and places greater obligations on businesses that process that data. 

You may not realise it, but your organisation most likely handles...

Don’t Miss These 2018  Employment Law Dates
Don’t Miss These 2018 Employment Law Dates
With 2018 well underway, stay abreast of upcoming important law developments to ensure that your organisation remains compliant:

1 April – Increases to National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW): Both the NMW and the NLW are set to increase once again. You can review the new rates here.4 April – Gender pay gap reporting: Your organisation is required to have your...

Bellwether Survey Reveals What Will Keep CEOs Up at Night in 2018
Bellwether Survey Reveals What Will Keep CEOs Up at Night in 2018
Confidence in potential growth both within the United Kingdom and abroad is high, and has caused the attitude in UK boardrooms to be the most optimistic it’s been in 18 months, according to the FT-ICSA Boardroom Bellwether survey. However, this enthusiasm is not without its complications. In fact, there are several situations that UK boardrooms are worried about in 2018. According to the survey,...

New ICO Guidance to Help You Market Under the GDPR
New ICO Guidance to Help You Market Under the GDPR

This past December, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) updated its existing General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) consent guidance to include the new Article 29 Working Party (Art. 29 WP) clarifications. The Art. 29 WP is an advisory body made up of representatives from the data protection authority of each EU member state, the European Data Protection Supervisor and the European...

4 Months Until the GDPR Deadline. Are You Compliant?
4 Months Until the GDPR Deadline. Are You Compliant?
The 25 May 2018 deadline to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is rapidly approaching. Yet a staggering 41 per cent of UK organisations are still unaware of the implications that the GDPR will have on their business, according to research from electronics company, Kyocera.

What’s more, only 36 per cent of UK organisations have started GDPR implementation, according...

7 Tips to Obtain GDPR Consent
7 Tips to Obtain GDPR Consent
On 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect, which expands the rights of individuals and their data while placing greater obligations on organisations that process personal data.

However, one of the most important GDPR changes involves strengthening consent standards. Failure to obtain proper consent to process data, which includes contacting individuals,...

Understanding GDPR Consent
Understanding GDPR Consent
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), or the Data Protection Bill, will come into force on 25 May 2018. Despite there being less than a year for UK organisations to become compliant, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has yet to finalise its consent guidance, which it plans to release in December. As the specifics surrounding consent requirements under the GDPR are still subject...