Posted: Author: Sarah Wheadon

Employee convicted of DPA offence and ordered to pay over £750

A paralegal has been convicted for taking sensitive information relating to over 100 individuals before leaving his firm for a rival. The sensitive personal information was contained within workload lists, file notes and template documents which the paralegal hoped to use in his new job. It was taken without his employer’s permission. The paralegal was… Read more »

Posted: Author: Sarah Wheadon

In the construction sector?

Unannounced health and safety inspections targeting refurbishment projects will take place between 22 September 2014 and 17 October 2014. This comes after a two week period of proactive inspections earlier in the summer when 560 construction sites were visited and 120 enforcement notices (13 Prohibition Notices and 107 Improvement Notices) were served at 85 of… Read more »

Posted: Author: Sarah Wheadon

If you haven’t got around to that bribery policy, then read on…

The Sentencing Council’s new sentencing guidelines fraud, bribery and money laundering offences apply to individuals and organisations sentenced on or after 1 October 2014 (regardless of the date of the offence). Points of interest for businesses in relation to bribery offences include: Most cases are likely to be dealt with in the Crown Court, rather… Read more »

Posted: Author: Emily Sadler

Google and the “right to be forgotten” – where are we now?

On 13 May 2014, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) handed down a remarkable judgement on data protection that has proved controversial and is being widely debated. Facts In 1998 a Spanish newspaper published the name of a Spanish national as part of a story about the auction of a property to cover social security… Read more »

Posted: Author: Emily Sadler

New public register of beneficial ownership

The Government has confirmed that it intends to introduce a bill in this Parliament to set up a new, publically accessible central register of UK company beneficial ownership to “improve corporate transparency and accountability in the UK.” The register will contain information on individuals who ultimately own or control more than 25% of a company’s… Read more »