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11 February 2019 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Does your cyber insurance actually provide the protection you need?

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Insurance governance expert, Mactavish, has reported that market standard or ‘off the shelf’ cyber insurance policies do not always provide adequate cover for the cyber risks faced by most organisations.

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22 January 2019 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Are directors right to be concerned about personal liability?

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Following a survey of 2,500 senior executives from across Britain, Spain, Italy and France, the Times has recently reported that one in four company directors has been subjected to at least one legal action from an employee, shareholder or regulator.

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Who needs to worry about cyber security?

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In considering whether or not your organisation is ready for the year ahead, cyber security should be at the top of your list.

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3 January 2019 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Education, Opinion

“Bankrupt moral leadership” or a necessity for equality and diversity?

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Oxford and Cambridge are accused of “bankrupt moral leadership” by senior academics for choosing to keep the Default Retirement Age (DRA) despite its abolition in 2011.

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Care homes – have you paid your data protection fee?

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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has begun formal enforcement action against care homes that have failed to pay the data protection fee (the Fee).

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18 October 2018 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Are gagging clauses worth the paper they are written on?

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So-called ‘gagging clauses’ have always courted controversy but they recently acquired rather sinister overtones after it came to light that the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) had inserted them into some of its contracts with businesses and not-for-profit organisations involved in the roll-out of universal credit.

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12 October 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

Is cybersecurity keeping you awake at night?

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We asked you to let us know what issues were keeping you up at night and the primary concern at the top of most of your lists was cybersecurity and the impact that an attack may have on both your organisation’s finances and reputation.

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2 October 2018 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Are the apps that you use continuing to put your privacy at risk?

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We all use smartphone apps; in fact, many of us have come to rely on the apps on our phones to assist us in our daily lives – from online shopping, to internet banking, to watching live footage of what our pets are doing at home whilst we are at work.
But what do these apps do with the personal data they collect from us when we sign up, click download or enter our credit card details, and has the introduction of the GDPR made any difference?

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5 September 2018 0 Comments Posted in Education, Opinion

Results day is over, but what was the examiner thinking?

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Results day is nerve-wracking for everyone involved – students, parents, guardians – even teachers! But it can be even more stressful if you did not receive the mark you were expecting and don’t understand why. To make matters worse, it is likely that your results will also be published by your school or college for the world (or, at least, readers of the local newspaper) to see.

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3 August 2018 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

Data breaches in the health and care sector

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As we are all well aware by now, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018 and with it came a duty on all organisations to report certain types of personal data breaches to relevant supervisory authorities.

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The High Court tips the balance between the right to privacy and the right to freedom of expression.

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In what has been a very busy week for privacy law, MEPs have voted to suspend the EU-US Privacy Shield, Facebook faces a fine of £500,000 for data breaches in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and now Sir Cliff Richard has won his privacy case against the BBC over its coverage of a police raid on his home.

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EU-US Privacy Shield under pressure as Civil Liberties Committee MEPs vote for suspension

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The EU-US Privacy Shield framework was designed to provide companies on both sides of the Atlantic with a mechanism to comply with data protection requirements when the personal data of EU citizens is transferred to the US.

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