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COVID-19 and whistleblowing – encouraging a speak-up culture

“In these times of flux, when expectations and duties of organisations towards all their stakeholders have been constantly shifting, it is more important than ever for employers to demonstrate support for anyone who would raise a concern abo...


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Workers reluctant for home to replace office

Rumours of the demise of the office are much exaggerated, according to new independent polling commissioned by the British Council for Offices (BCO), the representative body for the UK’s office sector. Just one in five (20%) UK adults plans...


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COVID-19 crisis: cyber security advice for building owners and facilities managers

The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) and the Internet of Things Security Foundation (IoTSF) have produced guidance on managing potential security risks associated with building management systems and other IoT building ...


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Morrisons not vicariously liable for employee’s deliberate data breaches

A landmark ruling has overturned a Court of Appeal decision, finding that the supermarket Morrisons is not vicariously liable for an employee’s deliberate disclosure of the personal data of co-workers. The employee, Andrew Skelton, was a fo...


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Temporary changes to right-to-rent and right-to-work checks

Right-to-rent and right-to-work checks have been adapted to make it easier for landlords and employers to carry them out during the coronavirus outbreak, the Home Secretary has announced. Effective immediately, the temporary changes will mean the...


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Data protection and Coronavirus: what you need to know

During the Coronavirus pandemic, you might need to share information quickly or adapt the way you work. This may present data protection issues. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has provided answers to some common questions. Dur...