Archived Legal Articles from 2019

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Biometric Data in the Workplace


As technologies continue to advance, we are becoming ever more reliant on the efficiencies that can come with those advancements. This has been the case with technology allowing biometric data to be harnessed and its potential to revolutionise the way workplaces can function. There is no doubt that the…

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Data Protection Compliance in Education Establishments


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


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…

Potential Fine of £99 Million for Marriot for GDPR Breach


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…

British Airways Breach Leads to £183 million ICO fine


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…

Effects of cyber attack continuing to be felt


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


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…

Future High Rise Building Regulation


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


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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