27 September 2018

In an effort to improve internet regulations, the government’s Home Office and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) are currently drafting legislation in order to regulate “social harms” online. The proposed regulator has been labelled as the internet equivalent to Ofcom – the regulator of broadcasting, telecommunications…

26 September 2018

The discussion surrounding sexual harassment in the workplace has continued with the recent announcement from Carolyn Fairbairn, the director general of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), who called for the reinstatement of Section 40 of the Equality Act 2010. This enabled employers to be held accountable for sexual harassment…

25 September 2018

According to the British security company, SureCloud, there have been an influx of Wi-Fi routers hacked in millions of homes across the UK. SureClouder researcher Elliott Thomson, who discovered the reported Wi-Fi hacks, stated: “The hacker would be able join the Wi-Fi network, access shared files, access ‘internet of things’…

19 September 2018

Since news broke regarding the British Airways data breach, the airline - which is already facing massive fines of up to £500 million from the Information Commissioner’s Office – is now set to face legal action from customers who have suffered financial losses. The legal action was instigated by SPG…

19 September 2018

The Director at the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Lisa Osofsky, has recently announced her plans to utilise artificial intelligence in order to deal with fraud cases that are data- heavy. Osofsky, the former FBI Lawyer discussed the SFO’s plans in her first speech since taking on the chief role:

18 September 2018

According to a study from the Information Commissioners Office (ICO), data breaches have shown a 75% increase in the past two years. The report was conducted by Kroll, one of the top corporate investigations and risk consulting firms, based out of the US. Kroll compiled data breach reports which were…

18 September 2018

According to Action Fraud’s cyber statistics, there were 12,372 cyber-crime reports made between October 2017 and March 2018, which resulted in victims losing a total of £28 million. Action Fraud, the national fraud and cyber-crime reporting centre is led by the City of London Police. As one of the founding…

13 September 2018

The property management company Rushbrook & Rathbone have recently launched a new tenancy deposit replacement product aptly named Property Protect, which was authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Property Protect has been launched in line with the tenant fee ban, making it unlawful to charge tenants for referencing, inventories…

12 September 2018

Morrisons has become the latest supermarket chain to come under fire regarding equal pay, which could result in the well-established company facing up to £1 billion worth of fines. The London-based law firm, Leigh Day announced their intentions to submit a claim with the employment tribunal for eight of Morrison’s…

07 September 2018

The British Airways employee, Nadia Eweida, who won her claim against the airline for religious discrimination, has began a new employment tribunal claim against her employer for victimisation. Back in 2006, the 69-year old BA employee, who is a Coptic Christian from South-West London, was told by her superiors at…

06 September 2018

In July of this year, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) promised to inject money in to organisations, in order to provide the essential adjustments needed to increase employment opportunities for workers with disabilities. The DWP is now acting on this promise alongside Watford MP, Richard Harrington, who recently…

05 September 2018

In wake of the Third Reading of the Tenant Fees Bill, which is due to take place today, the House of Commons have published their briefing paper regarding Tenancy Deposit Schemes. The paper summarises the purpose of the scheme, outlining that all private landlords are obligated to protect their tenant’s…

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