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How procurement can turn GDPR into an opportunity

With an emphasis on third parties, GDPR makes data protection procurement’s problem. Data protection is – or at least should be – on every procurement professional’s mind. Supply Management looks at what it means for procurement. Leo Martin contributed to the discussion. “Contractual requirements The new regulation requires much tougher controls over what an organisation’s suppliers…

Criminal Finances Act: another change to the corporate legal landscape

While the Criminal Finances Act (CFA) makes no changes to the definition of tax evasion and avoidance, it does place a new burden on corporates, through the failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion offence. This will oblige companies to pay much closer attention to their tax and payment structures to ensure that they…

Crossing the Line

What red lines need to be crossed before companies retreat from foreign markets? Does it depend on the size of the investment and do companies in different sectors play by different rules? What are the reputational risks of getting this wrong? In Business talks to Leo Martin about the pros and cons of staying in…

EU data protection laws adopted into UK law

The government’s plans to revise the UK’s data protection laws, announced this month, will effectively ensure that the UK remains compliant with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is applicable from May 2018. This announcement is helpful for businesses and should clarify some of the confusion around the need or otherwise to prepare…

GoodCorporation issues guide for data protection management as Parliament revises regulation

Brian Collett from Ethical Performance writes: Businesses are now being told they should build data protection into their core activities in a guide issued to ensure they satisfy new IT legislation. They are reminded that following the rules will enhance their reputation and help them to avoid heavy fines for non-compliance. Introducing its guide, Good Corporation, the…