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21 February 2019 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Private Client

Celebrity and Criminal Convictions: can existing law enable high profile individuals to ban reporting of their past?

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Can a law designed to enable the rehabilitation of offenders be a new route for celebrities to improve their reputations? The recent actions of some media law firms on behalf of their clients shows a new approach citing the need for rehabilitation as a means of achieving a ban on reporting previous convictions.

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31 January 2019 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Drones – a new risk to privacy in the office

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Drone office privacy intrusion

Management of data risks is an ever-evolving responsibility. With recent media coverage of law firms photographing client documents on the desks of competitor firms the need to manage threats outside the building is now part of the risk management role. The latest threat to privacy faced by business is from the use of drones.

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22 January 2019 0 Comments Posted in Education, Opinion

Handling incidents of sexual assault in schools

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Unhappy child sexual assault in schools UK

Preventing and responding to incidents of child-on-child sexual assault is a key part of safeguarding in the school environment. Emma Banister Dean offers a practical guide for schools and parents

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1 November 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

How to manage your reputation in the digital age?

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Reputation is incredibly fragile in the digital age. Communication technology has generated a need for the constant production of content. This has placed enormous pressure on journalists to provide a continuous stream of news, in multiple formats. Members of the press must generate more material than ever before, and it has to grab the attention of readers, who have a vast array of information sources available.

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18 September 2018 0 Comments Posted in Education, Opinion

The Data Protection Act 1998 – common issues

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There is a pattern to the expert advice sought by schools in the independent sector on data protection law. There are core tricky issues which come up regularly and which, while quickly resolved by a solicitor, cause delay and expense. What are those issues and what are the solutions?

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7 September 2018 0 Comments Posted in Technology & media

How to protect your financial information online – and how should organisations react to a potentially serious data breach?  

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Digital legacy

You would be forgiven for feeling that large-scale data breaches are now becoming common. British Airways and the TV Licencing Authority are just some of the more recent organisations to have suffered online security issues which compromise the security of their customers’ financial information. 

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It’s not too late…

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Whilst the GDPR and the new Data Protection Act are now in force it is not too late to look at your compliance. If the Information Commissioner’s Office does receive a complaint about your data procedures or a breach occurs you will be in a far better position if you are working towards compliance than you would be if you had not put any measures in place.

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25 May 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Uncategorized

If you find GDPR irritating, you’ve probably missed the point – here is why…

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GDPR opportunities

There was a good deal of irritation within the business community at the resources required to adequately safeguard their data when the GDPR first came into force. There are however some significant advantages to this new focus on data security:

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Reputation Management – how to turn crisis into confidence building.

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A good reputation management strategy and the right timely advice can turn a potentially disastrous breach of trust into an affirmation of integrity.

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11 April 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

Your social media accounts are free, but what is the cost to you of providing your data?

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Digital Wills

There have been a lot of stories about the use (and misuse) of our online data in the news lately, from Cambridge Analytica to the unauthorised Black Lives Matter account on Facebook. So in a time when we are all being encouraged to be more aware of how organisations are using our data, what things should you think about when uploading content to your own social media accounts?

Afterall, have you ever considered that the things you may do daily, could be compromising your own privacy?

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6 April 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

The need for data regulation transcends GDPR fatigue

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Whilst many in business are becoming fatigued with the amount of GDPR-related content in their inboxes this fatigue is not replicated amongst individual data subjects. In fact precisely the opposite, individuals are increasingly aware of the value of their personal data and more and more concerned by the growing reports of data misuse. Few people outside the data sharing business had understood the trade in their data or appreciated the personal risk involved.

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3 April 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

Infobesity – are you thinking about your social health?

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A balanced diet of information is as key to your length and quality of life as any other factor.

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