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GDPR: First ICO enforcement notice under GDPR and DPA 2018

On 20 September 2018 it was reported that the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) had issued an enforcement notice dated 6 July 2018 to AggregateIQ Data Services Ltd (AIQ), using its powers under section 149 of the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) for the first...

Newsletter Issue 96

Employment: Employer vicariously liable for rogue employee’s data breach; Professor raises complex and multiple employment claims against university; Ambiguity in employee letter of notice; Employment tribunals and the construction of employment contracts
Equality: Supreme Court -Refusal to bake cake with message supporting gay marriage not discriminatory
Data protection: First ICO enforcement notice under GDPR and DPA 2018; ICO: data protection fee enforcement action
Governance: Government announces TEF plan on ‘grade inflation’
Charity: Changes to service for updating charity details
FAQ: Procurement – Can a contracting authority be party to a framework agreement, even though it did not sign the original agreement?
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Newsletter Issue 95

Governance: Disclosure of criminal allegation and acquittal in the context of an Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate;
Employment: TUPE – HMRC now applying NMW penalties to new employer; TUPE – ‘transfer of economic entity’ and ‘administrative reorganisation’; Menopause policies and employer support; Victimisation and bad faith;
Procurement: House of Commons Library briefing paper published;
Charity: Code of Fundraising Practice;
FAQ: Contracts – Do under-18s have capacity to enter into contracts? Read Full Article…

Charity: Code of Fundraising Practice

On 7 September 2018, the Fundraising Regulator announced a Consultation on the Fundraising Code. The consultation concentrates on the style, presentation, clarity and accessibility of the code. The code together with the rulebooks for street, door-to-door and private...

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Newsletter Issue 94

• Governance: UUK issues briefing on student contracts; Publication of plans under British Sign Language (Scotland) Act 2015; Parking (Code of Practice) Bill 2017-19; Terms of reference for review of Modern Slavery Act 2015
• Employment: EAT- employee on zero hours contract can be an agency worker
• Data protection: ICO calls for views on data sharing code of practice
• Charity: changes to automatic disqualification rules for England and Wales
• FAQ: Commercial agreements Can an electronic signature be used to sign formal legal contracts under the laws of England and Wales?
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Newsletter Issue 93

The issues we have covered in this edition include:

IP/IT: UKIPO response to consultation on Trade Marks Directive 2015
Data protection: European Parliament seeks to end EU-US Privacy Shield
Charity: IoF and Fundraising Regulator joint guidance on GDPR
Procurement: Light touch regime, transparency and moderation meetings
Commercial agreements: Early termination and force majeure
Equality: Supreme Court – pension and gender change certification requirements; GEO opens consultation on reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004
FAQ: Governance: Is there any guidance on the new Package Travel regulations Read Full Article…

IP/IT: Updated ICO guidance

The UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has published the following guidance to help organisations comply with their relevant duties under the General Data Protection Regulation: Data Protection Impact Assessments: This replaces the previous code of practice on...

Newsletter Issue 92

The following articles are covered in this newsletter:

• Commercial agreements: Scope of an ‘entire agreement’ clause; Avoiding contract on ground of ‘common mistake’
• Governance: OIA consultation on disciplinary procedure; Final version of HE Senior Staff Remuneration Code; Additional annual reporting obligations for certain companies
• Data Protection: Updated ICO guidance
• Equality: Dress codes and sex discrimination; Draft Northern Ireland Equality Scheme for HMRC
• Employment: Self-employment and worker status; Zero-hour employees and comparators
• FAQ Employment: Do sex discrimination laws require a male employee to be paid shared parental pay at an enhanced rate if female employees are paid enhanced maternity pay?

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Newsletter Issue 91

The following articles are covered in this newsletter:

• Governance: UUK briefing on compensation and refund policies
• Commercial agreements: Validity of ‘no oral modification’ clauses
• Employment: Discrimination arising from a disability; Changes to payslips; Supreme Court: written notice of dismissal only valid upon personal receipt; Constructive dismissal and the ‘final straw’;
• Equality: EHRC publishes updated EQA handbook
• Data protection: ICO guidance on consent under the GDPR; Updated ICO guidance on accountability and governance
• Procurement: Revised PPN on changes to data protection legislation; SPPN on data protection legislation
• FAQ: Procurement – How do you assess ‘cross border interest’? Read Full Article…