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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…

05 September 2018

A former employee of the Scottish Trade Union Congress (STUC), Zaffir Hakim, has recently been successful in his race discrimination case against the STUC, with the assistance of the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Ultimately, the Employment Appeal Tribunal ruled that Mr Hakim had been unfairly dismissed by STUC, after…

04 September 2018

    Essex-based Dental nurses, Billie-Jo Janes and Jessica Rowley have recently been awarded a total of £16,000 for unfair redundancy, due to their inability to work full-time, as working mothers. In July 2017, the two women were informed of their redundancy, with the explanation that their employer had no…

28 August 2018

Superdrug have recently announced that they have been the target of a data hack, with a warning to customers that their personal data may have been stolen. The health and beauty chain admitted that they had been contacted by someone who appears to be a hacker, claiming that they have…

28 August 2018

The Law Commission have now officially confirmed the validity of electronic signatures when signing formal legal documents i.e. employment contracts. The reason for the confirmation comes after confusion surrounding the legitimacy of electronic signatures, which resulted in many organisations being discouraged from using the electronic format. Utilising electronic signatures allows…

07 August 2018

The need for cyber security professionals has increased rapidly this year, which is why the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has setup a consultation until the 31st August, which will support the National Cyber Security Strategy (NCSS), in developing the cyber security profession further. The consultation caters…

06 August 2018

According to research from the professional services firm KPMG, 39% of UK-based CEOs are convinced that a cyber-attack is inevitable, and on a global scale nearly half of CEOs agreed with this statement. KPMG surveyed 1200 CEOs from around the world, including 150 leaders from the UK, where they were…

01 August 2018

This year in June, Dixons Carphone announced that a major data breach had occurred, estimating that 1.2 million customers were affected by the hack. This number has now risen to 10 million customers’ who may have had their personal information hacked, including their names, addresses, and email addresses. Dixons…

31 July 2018

One year after the Supreme Court ruled Employment Tribunal fees unlawful, thousands of claimants are still awaiting outstanding fees for their Employment Tribunal claims. This is a major issue, as the Ministry of Justice announced that these claims are on the rise with 9,252 claimants filing complaints against their…

17 May 2018

In March, the French data protection authority (‘CNIL’) announced it had issued a formal notice to DIRECT ENERGIE, Société Anonyme, for failing to obtain consent for the collection of customer usage data from its Linky smart meters. CNIL ordered that Direct Energie were to collect valid consent within three months…

30 March 2018

The latest big-name company to fall victim to a data hack is smartphone workout app MyFitnessPal, who revealed it became aware of a massive data hack in February. Amongst the stolen data was user names, encrypted passwords and email addresses of at least 150m app users. The app’s owner, Under…


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