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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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20 July 2020
Mediation could be a quicker, less costly solution than an employment tribunal.
As the UK opens up again after the COVID-19 lockdown, many public services will face dealing with substantial backlogs. For the already under pressure employment tribunal system, it’s yet another major problem. The system has been under significant strain since…
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13 July 2020
Should you use thermal scans to check your employees or customers for COVID-19?
Millions of workers are heading back to offices, factories, and shops as Britain slowly emerges from lockdown. Now, companies and organisations are facing a dilemma: should they use body temperature cameras to attempt to screen staff and customers who might have…
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16 June 2020
3 Major Considerations for Disclosing 3rd parties in a subject access request
Have you tried to deal with whether to disclose a third-party as part of a subject access request response (SAR)? This article explains the complexities that often arise when there are other people mentioned in material that needs to be returned as part of a SAR. …
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9 June 2020
Performance data in professional sport
Great advances have been made in the way elite athlete performance data is collected and analysed. But when using this data there are many legal factors to consider to ensure that the rights of the athlete are protected.  The area of data protection law in sport…
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