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GDPR

Are you and your company GDPR ready?

A large volume of personal data (or personally identifiable information) is exchanged throughout the world. Personal data is an extremely valuable resource to companies but data protection and privacy laws across the world are gradually regulating its collection and use. With the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which automatically takes effect in all […]
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Changes to redundancy entitlements

Redundancy Entitlements & Compensation Limits Unfair dismissal compensation and redundancy pay is to increase where the effective date of termination of an employee’s employment is on or after 6 April 2018. The maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal will increase to £83,682 (up from £80,541) and the maximum amount of a week’s pay (used for calculating the unfair dismissal […]
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GDPR and the thorny issue of consent

GDPR consent is imperative! What is the issue with consent? The new GDPR is more onerous and employers will be under a positive obligation to be able to show evidence that they are compliant with the new GDPR principles. Most employers address the issue of consent for processing personal data by including a standard clause […]
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Data Leaks – Watch out!

Data Leaks – pay attention The High Court has held a major retailer, Morrison’s, vicariously liable for a data leak by an unhappy employee. This case emphasises the importance of being ready for the new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) that will come into force in May 2018. Background In 2014, Morrisons discovered that a […]
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