Newsletter Issue 98

Data Protection: ICO blog: advice for organisations in relation to a possible no-deal Brexit
Employment: Dismissing an employee in receipt of long term disability benefits; Whether an independent professional expert was required on the disciplinary panel to address certain allegations of misconduct; The Good Work Plan outlines key changes to employment law rights
Governance: Companies House: incorporation applications to be checked for compliance with UN financial sanctions; BEISC Report recommends measures to address SME productivity; First Minister of Scotland’s Advisory Group on Human Rights Leadership publishes recommendations
Commercial: Student accommodation survey report highlights mental health
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Newsletter Issue 97

Data Protection: ICO guidance on passwords and encryption; ICO call for views on updating direct marketing code of practice;
Employment: Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018 (Commencement No1) Regulations 2018; European Court of Justice judgement on payments in lieu of annual leave on termination; Government response to Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay Consultation; Inquiry into Non-Disclosure Agreements
Commercial: Budget 2018: Capital allowances for structures and buildings; Contractual limitation periods of signing a document as a deed; the scope of an ‘entire agreement’ clause
Procurement: Equal treatment and previous participation;
FAQ: Employment: Do mistakes in a dismissal process impact affect the fairness of the dismissal, even if the employer believes that the dismissal was inevitable notwithstanding the procedural failings?
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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...

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...