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Are UK employers right to be testy about Covid-19? Key considerations on mandatory workplace testing

Benjamin Scrace

In guidance published by the Department of Health and Social Care, the UK government encourages private employers to provide Covid-19 coronavirus testing to their workers: “We want as many employers as possible to sign up to regularly test their employees”. Before implementing a workplace testing programme, UK employers should consider carefully whether their approach is Read More

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Data Protection Post-Brexit: Where are we now and what happens next?

Emma Keeling

The UK has left the EU, the transition period is over, the UK and EU have agreed a new Trade and Cooperation Agreement, so what now for data protection? We look at the key consequences of Brexit for data protection and the practical impact for organisations: What law applies? What must businesses do to allow Read More

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What Might The BA And Marriott Fines Tell Us About The ICO’s Approach To Penalties?

David Smith

Few will have been surprised that, when the ICO eventually published details of the BA and Marriott fines, the final penalties were very much lower than the £183+ million and £99+ million proposed in the original notices of intent. Many may nevertheless have been surprised at just how much lower, coming in at £20 million Read More

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UK ICO Updates Approach to Data Protection Regulation During Coronavirus Pandemic

David Smith

Back in April the ICO set out how it would be adjusting its regulatory approach during the coronavirus public health emergency. As well as committing to support organisations, particularly those at the frontline in providing healthcare and other vital services, through fast tracked advice and guidance the ICO indicated that, in handling the public’s complaints, Read More

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CMA calls for new UK regulatory regime for online platforms to address market study concerns

Louise Tolley

As 1 July saw the CMA publish its final in a series of reports regarding online platforms and digital advertising, our antitrust experts provide an update on the proposals here. Alongside details of the road to this point, the CMA’s headline concerns and recommendations for reform, the update flags the formal launch of the Digital Read More

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Where Have All The ICO’s Fines Gone To?

David Smith

Before we all started to feel the impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus emergency and the ICO published its light touch approach to regulation during the pandemic, those who follow these matters closely were already wondering what might have happened to all the ICO’s fines. The UK’s data protection regulator has, not surprisingly, continued to impose Read More

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