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Data Protection Compliance in Education Establishments

26 Sep 2019

After a well-earned summer break no doubt a myriad of issues require addressing by schools and establishments, with data protection compliance being amongst them. Returning back from any break brings about its own unique data protection challenges after a long period of reduced staffing as inevitably…

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Consumer Regulation Review 2018-2019

23 Jul 2019

Every year, the Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) publishes their annual consumer regulation review, which sets out how the RSH has applied consumer regulation legislation as well as gives examples of this in action. The RSH, as a regulator, publishes these reports to ensure transparency in their…

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Potential Fine of £99 Million for Marriot for GDPR Breach

11 Jul 2019

On 09 July 2019, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) announced that it intended to fine Marriott International, Inc more than £99 milllion for breaches of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The ICO confirmed that it has conducted an investigation into Marriot…

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British Airways Breach Leads to £183 million ICO fine

08 Jul 2019

British Airways (BA) has been issued a notice by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) regarding its intention to fine the airline £183.39 million for violation of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (the GDPR). What did they do wrong? The violation in question…

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Effects of cyber attack continuing to be felt

04 Jul 2019

The after effects of a deliberate cyber attack continue to be felt by the UK's largest provider of forensic analysis services. It has come to light that UK police have frozen all work with Eurofins, who conduct DNA analysis, toxicology, ballistics and computer forensics work for police forces, as a…

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The Issue of Criminality Under Data Protection

12 Jun 2019

The issue of criminality under data protection has once again come into the spotlight. A Stockport Home Limited employee, Wendy Masterson, was found guilty at Stockport Magistrates Court on 6th June 2019 of unlawfully accessing individual's personal data without having a legitimate reason to do so…

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Future High Rise Building Regulation

07 Jun 2019

The Government yesterday issued a consultation on its proposed changes for building safety for high rise buildings following the Hackitt Review. Please click here to view the proposed changes. The proposals are intended to improve safety and minimise the risk of fire in high rise buildings by…

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Sub-contractors left in the lurch as public procurement problems continue

27 Mar 2019

After the recent Seabourne Freight debacle, where a now infamous £13.8 million ferry service contract was awarded to the company even though it had no ships, public procurement is once again in the news for the wrong reasons. The Dawnus Group has filed for administration following claims that…

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