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ICO dealt with almost 40,000 data protection cases in 2019

During 2019-20, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO): received 38,514 data protection complaints; closed 39,860 data protection cases (up from 34,684 in 2018/19); and received 6,367 freedom of information complaint cases. Thes...


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Track and Trace – don’t forget data protection

In taking the necessary steps to reopen your business and remain open, it’s important to not trip over the avoidable hurdle of the GDPR. The government has made clear that businesses in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industr...


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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...