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First Computer Misuse Act prosecution results in six-month prison sentence

A motor industry employee has been sentenced to six months in prison in the first prosecution to be brought by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under legislation that carries a potential prison sentence. Mustafa Kasim, who worked...


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10Kforten – design consultancy looking for charity to work with

Burtt-Jones & Brewer, the workplace design consultancy, is offering £10,000 of its time to a nominated charity, to celebrate ten years of success. Having begun over a cup of coffee in 2008, the design agency has experienced a decade of ...


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Uber drivers “£18,000 out of pocket”

Thousands of drivers are struggling to pay their rent and feed their families as Uber’s Court of Appeal hearing takes place. Two years on from GMB’s historic win against Uber, each driver is estimated to be an average of £...


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PM tackles barriers facing ethnic minorities in the workplace

A series of measures to tackle ethnic disparities in the workplace has been announced by Prime Minister Theresa May – exactly one year after the government published the findings of a world-first Race Disparity Audit on how people of differe...


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ICO issues maximum £500,000 fine to Facebook for failing to protect users’ personal information

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Facebook £500,000 for serious breaches of data protection law. In July, the ICO issued a Notice of Intent to fine Facebook as part of a wide-ranging investigation into the use of d...


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Home Office tells business: open up on modern slavery or face further action

The Home Office is writing directly to chief executives of 17,000 businesses, telling them to open up about modern slavery in their supply chains, or risk being named as in breach of the law. Businesses with a turnover of more than £36m mus...