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25 October 2020
Will monitoring your home-working staff land your business in hot water?
Large scale working from home happened very quickly at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and many organisations didn’t have time to fully explore the impact this could have on working practices. Some businesses and organisations had already embraced the benefits…
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25 October 2020
The 7 easy ways you can avoid data protection in your business becoming a Halloween horror show...
I was working as a DPO, late one night,When my eyes beheld an eerie sight.For a monster problem began to riseAnd suddenly, to my surprise,There was a breach, a data breach.How far’d it reach, that data breach?Where did it reach? Don’t be left singing your own version…
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20 October 2020
How could the right to be forgotten affect your amateur rugby or football club?
The General Data Protection Regulation was ground-breaking legislation in several ways. It brought data protection rules to filed paper documents, for example, and gave individuals a standard mechanism to request what data an organisation holds on them. Among…
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13 October 2020
What are the 4 common data protection mistakes which could cost your business dearly?
Every business has a duty of care for the personal data of its customers, suppliers, and staff. The law enshrines it in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Data Protection Act 2018, and the PECR, and any data breach must be reported to the relevant authorities,…
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25 September 2020
Five Reasons you should not use WhatsApp in your business
As a business, it is very convenient to use WhatsApp to communicate with your staff and to allow staff teams to communicate with each other. But could this easy and flexible communication tool land you in hot water? In short, the answer is yes, let’s look at some of the…
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31 August 2020
What are the 5 things every employment solicitor needs to know about SARs?
Many employment law cases now begin with a Subject Access Request (SAR). The reason is that it’s a useful way for an employee or former employee to gain information for their case. Dealing with SARs is a specialised field of law for one excellent reason: it’s extremely…
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24 August 2020
How can junior sports teams stay on the right side of the data protection rules?
Helping children follow their passion for sport can be wonderful. Sports teams have a duty of care to their young players or athletes, though, and a legal duty to deal with their data in the correct manner. Here’s our data protection guide for junior sports teams… What…
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17 August 2020
Using Works Email for Personal Business May Get you Fired! Don’t become a cautionary tale…
A Case Study You’re busy in work and you need to drop someone a line about a non-work matter. It’s fine to do that from your work email account, right? Wrong… In fact, you could find that it’s a very career-limiting thing to do! Take the case we undertook recently of Mrs…
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3 August 2020
How should your organisation handle a leak to the media?
Finding out that the media has confidential information about your organisation from a leak can feel devastating. The fall-out can include significant reputational damage and serious legal problems, as one professional sport governing body has recently discovered.…
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