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From this week, organisations making applications to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) must ensure that they are compliant with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), coming into force on 25 May 2018.

What are Binding Corporate Rules?

New research commissioned by the Office for Civil Society and the Charity Commission recommends that charities do more to promote diversity on their boards and encourage applications from women, young people and people from ethnic minority and socially diverse backgrounds.

The report was delivered by a consortium led by Cass Business School and the Cranfield Trust, in which approximately 3,500 trustees were surveyed in order to identify current statistics in relation to the diversity of trustee boards.

If you are considering buying a dental practice, but don’t know where to start, the below checklist might help:

An international study has found that businesses in the UK need to improve their online privacy notices if they are to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by the time it comes into force on 25 May 2018. With new fines of up to 4% of global worldwide turnover or €20million, whichever is higher, organisations should be keen to improve in response to this timely warning.

It’s that time of year when John Lewis’ annual Christmas Advert is released to an eagerly awaiting British public.  The retailer’s latest effort, which premiered on 10th November, features the story of a large, furry, blue monster named “Moz” who forges an unlikely friendship with the little boy under whose bed he lives (and who is kept awake by Moz’s snoring).  Despite again proving popular with the general public, the seemingly harmless tale featured in the advert has nonetheless generated controversy, with the renowned

These Regulations were enacted on 15 November 2017 and come into effect on 15 May 2018. They will have a profound impact upon stock transfer associations (though not ALMOs). They have come about as a result of the Government’s general drive towards deregulation and their specific desire to remove RP borrowing from its balance sheet.

In brief, the effect of the Regulations will be to:

The European Parliament last week voted to begin informal trialogue negotiations with the Council of the European Union and the European Commission on the draft wording of the new E-Privacy Regulation (EPR).

What is the E-Privacy Regulation?

There are just over 6 months left before the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, and most businesses are now aware of the hefty administrative fines for breaching the new EU rules. However, the UK’s new Data Protection Bill (“the Bill”) also creates criminal offences for the UK, some of which exist neither in the current Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) framework nor the GDPR.

Unlawful obtaining of personal data

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) creates a new framework for data protection across the EU, and commentary on the changes under the GDPR is extensive (you may, for example, find it useful to read our article from last year summarising the key differences between the current rules and the GDPR).

The UK’s new Data Protection Bill (“the Bill”), which was first introduced to Parliament last month, is intended to implement the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and address areas (such as exemptions) where member states are afforded some discretion in applying the GDPR principles to domestic law (as well as creating some new criminal offences). The Bill also introduces similar provisions to those in the GDPR in respect of data processing by law enforcement authorities and intelligence services; areas which are outside the scope of the EU regime.

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