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Mental health: the “biggest workforce issue of our time”

A new study by Oracle and Workplace Intelligence of more than 12,000 employees, managers, HR leaders, and C-level executives across 11 countries has found that the COVID-19 pandemic has increased workplace stress, anxiety, and burnout for people a...


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ICO launches consultation on draft statutory data protection guidance

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has launched a public consultation on its draft Statutory guidance, which details how it will regulate and enforce data protection legislation in the UK. Supporting the ICO’s primary responsibilit...


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Test and trace – protecting data collected from customers

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published data protection guidance for organisations mandated to collect customer and visitor information for test and trace purposes. Since 18 September, the UK government has made it mandato...


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Consumers and businesses to be given more control of data under new laws

Consumers and small businesses will benefit from better deals and savings through innovative services according to new Smart Data laws proposed by government. Smart Data enables businesses to provide consumers with more intuitive, easy-to-use ser...


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COVID-19 has led to sackings over breaches of cybersecurity policies

Thirty-nine per cent of UK business decision makers have admitted to dismissing staff members due to a breach of company cyber security policy since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, according to new research. The survey of UK business decision...


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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...