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Data Protection and Digital Information (No.2) Bill

Data Protection

This Bill aims to make changes to the UK General Data Protection Regulations (UK GDPR) and to introduce several significant data protection and ePrivacy reforms. Key proposed changes: removing the traditional role of Data Protection Officer and to replace it with ‘Senior Responsible Individual’ (SRI) remove the requirement to complete a data protection impact assessment […]

Data Reform Bill

The Queen’s Speech on 10 May 2022, set out the government’s intention to reform the UK’s data protection laws, although no details have been provided. Since the UK left the European Union there have been several key moments regarding data protection over the last few years, which may perhaps indicate what the reforms could be […]

Social Media Monitoring

Social Media Monitoring | HR Solutions | Crispin Rhodes

Social media is a powerful medium. It allows people to connect anywhere in the world, share information, builds, and connects communities as well as educate and serve as a tool to promote business.  However, it also has a downside as trolling, cyber bullying, and data leaks become common. The challenge and risk arising from social […]

Minimising risk of discrimination in recruitment

Minimising risk of discrimination | HR Solutions

People involved in the recruitment process should possess a working knowledge of the legal basics. There are also several common areas where employers can often inadvertently, fall foul during recruitment which are discussed below. The legal basics of unlawful discrimination The Equality Act 2010 is the legislation that sets out which characteristics a person may […]

Recruitment and modern data protection

Recruitment and modern data protection | HR Solutions

GDPR and discrimination In this HR article, we provide some guidance to help make recruitment practices safer and to improve legal compliance. Questions around how employment law affects recruitment and selection, are common.  There are a few key areas to be mindful of.  The main ones are contract law, employment law, data protection and discrimination. The […]

Subject access requests and how to comply

Subject Access Requests | HR Solutions

HR often gets involved with data handling when an employee asks to see their personnel file, and in doing so makes a ‘subject access request’.   It is often the case that these requests come paired with a grievance or a resignation. As it may be the more disgruntled individuals who make these requests, it […]

How will the GDPR affect offshoring?

GDPR and Offshoring | HR Solutions

Organisations who obtain services or products from another country shouldn’t expect to escape the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when it comes into force next year.   Some offshoring involves outsourcing or contracting out manufacturing to another company. However, it also includes relocating certain parts of a business to another country; for […]

Flybe fined £70,000 for breaking PECR rules

Flybe must pay £70,000 in fines for breaching the Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations. The UK airline sent marketing emails to over 3.3 million people, despite choosing to opt out of receiving such correspondence. The company sent the emails last year, to update its records prior to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), on 25 May 2018. However, while […]

£1.9bn fines under GDPR for bank breach

GDPR | HR Solutions

If the recent security breach of Tesco Bank accounts had happened under General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), Tesco would be facing fines of over £1.9bn. Supermarket chain Tesco, owners of Tesco Bank, admitted to a serious security breach following complaints of discrepancies in customers’ accounts. Criminals hacked 40,000 accounts and stole money from 20,000. Tesco […]

Government invests £1.9 billion to fight cyber-crime

Cyber-Crime | HR Solutions

The Government is investing £1.9 billion to protect the UK from cyber-crime as part of its new National Cyber Security Strategy. The strategy outlines measures to protect the UK from cyber threats and to make it one of the safest places to do business. It will support specialist police units to tackle organised online crime […]

What will Brexit mean for employment rights?

Brexit | HR Solutions

The dust may have started to settle a little after the EU referendum result, but what happens now and what will a Brexit mean for employment rights? The UK government still needs to submit a withdrawal notice to officially start the process of exiting the EU. But this isn’t expected to happen for a while, […]

Employee prosecuted for taking client data to new job

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) | HR Solutions

A former employee of a waste management company has been fined for taking client data with him to his new job. An employee may have spent a long time building and nurturing a list of client contacts. When they leave their job, they may think that this list should naturally move with them. After all, […]


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