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Firms warned to be responsible when transferring client data

The current economic climate is changing the way many firms operate, causing some to leave the market or merge with other firms. When this happens, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is warning, firms must make sure they lawfully process and tr...


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Workplace surveillance – one to keep an eye on?

COVID-19 has led to a rapid and substantial increase in homeworking but is posing a challenge for the ability of line managers and organisations to manage employees on the basis of trust and results, rather than hours present in an ‘office&r...


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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...