We are less than one year away from the EU’s new data protection law, which begs the question of whether businesses are GDPR ready. Sarah Thompson of McGuireWoods summarises where we are now and provides some fast facts.
Legal expert Dan Hyde, partner at Pennington Manches and the founder of CyberCounsel, explains why GDPR compliance is not something that can be ignored by British businesses, just because we’re leaving the EU.
The UK government launched its five year National Cyber Security Strategy in November 2016, investing £1.9bn to protect UK businesses from cyber attacks and make the country the safest place to live and do business online.
Nestlé has long wanted to trademark the four-finger shape of its KitKat bars, and 17 May marks its latest attempt to stop the competition (Cadbury) from getting a say in the matter.
Gina Bicknell, a Partner in the Corporate and Commercial team at Thomson Snell & Passmore, advises businesses on the importance of considering IP protection from the get go.
Staff complaints can make for awkward situations, but having grievance and disciplinary procedures in place will help you quickly establish the facts and take action.
Following the demise of her manufacturing business, Jan Cavelle explains how unjustified returns and the growing compensation culture contributed.
Real Business takes a brief look at how Making Tax Digital came to be – and why such a “revolutionary” scheme was scrapped from the Finance Bill.
Travel Counsellors CEO Steve Byrne discusses some misconceptions about gig economy companies and offers advice on how to make this model work.
If a member of staff fails to live up to your dress code expectations, you’re legally entitled to dismiss him/her. Sometimes, however, it’s tricky to pinpoint if your demands are reasonable. If not, you could find yourself in a court battle, as was the case when Nicola Thorp was fired for refusing to wear high heels.
The Co-operative Bank’s announcement that it had put itself up for sale was seen by many, especially in the media, as the signing of its own death warrant. But the sale of a troubled company can have advantages for the seller, as well as the buyer.
Whilst the GDPR will introduce significant changes to data protection legislation – completely overhauling the current legal framework – many bosses still haven’t given thought as to whether current processes comply with the new law.