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National Apprenticeship Week

10 Feb 2021

National Apprenticeship Week began on 8 February. This year's theme is 'Build The Future.' With 20 years of experience in progressing employees through apprenticeships, Forbes Solicitors has helped build futures and this year has been no different and has been as successful, despite the…

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Data Protection Update

28 Jan 2021

December was a busy month for those involved in data protection compliance. Therefore, we've set out a short summary of the most relevant updates for our education clients. Brexit As you will no doubt have heard, the UK and the EU reached a trade and cooperation agreement on Christmas Eve…

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Data Protection Update

19 Jan 2021

December was a busy month for those involved in data protection compliance. Therefore, we've set out a short summary of the most relevant updates for our RP clients. Brexit As you will no doubt have heard, the UK and the EU reached a trade and cooperation agreement on Christmas Eve. That…

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Procurement: Post BREXIT

22 Dec 2020

As the end of the transition period fast approaches, the Public Contract Contracts Regulations and Concession Contracts Regulations are being amended to bring them 'onshore' but not repealed. They will remain the law until the government's review reaches a conclusion that changes everything…

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EU/ EEA Data Flow: Business Readiness Update

14 Dec 2020

As the end of the transition period fast approaches, businesses must focus on actions required to ensure personal data continues to flow from the EU to the UK. This was the point raised by Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Alok Sharma in his weekly Business Readiness…

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ICO Publishes Detailed Guidance on Criminal Offence Data

17 Nov 2020

Earlier this month, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) published detailed guidance discussing the use of criminal offence data in detail. Data Protection Officers and information governance teams should review the latest guidance to ensure RPs meet the obligations set out in the new…

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ICO Publishes Updated Subject Access Request Guidance

21 Oct 2020

The ICO has today announced that it has published its updated its 'Right of Access Detailed Guidance'. A copy of the guidance can be found here - https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-data-protection/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/right-of-access/ This…

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Sky High Fine: ICO fines British Airways £20m for data breach

21 Oct 2020

Sky High Fine: ICO fines British Airways £20m for data breach The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has fined British Airways (BA) £20m has fined British Airways - the biggest such penalty to date - for failing to protect data resulting in more than 400,000 of its customers…

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35 Million Fine for Illegal Employee Data Collection

20 Oct 2020

It has been reported earlier this month that the Swedish clothing retailer, H&M has been fined more than €35 million by the German data protection authority, after it was found to have unlawfully collected employee data of some of its employees in Germany. This is the highest level of fine…

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ICO Conducts Compulsory Audit of the DfE

13 Oct 2020

On 7 October 2020, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) published the outcome of a compulsory audit of the Department for Education (DfE) earlier in the year. The audit found that data protection was not being prioritised and this affected the DfE's ability to comply with the GDPR and…

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