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Why are companies finding the GDPR such a challenge?

The introduction of the GDPR requires a mind-set change for companies, and that is why it is proving such a challenging subject. The logic of the law is to redress the balance in power between companies and citizens. The law starts from the basis that current data protection laws have failed and companies have taken…

The Criminal Finances Act: Implications for businesses

The Criminal Finances Act – in force since 30 September 2017 – marks a significant move forward in the UK’s fight to shrug off its reputation as a haven for dirty money; the Executive Director of Transparency International described it as “the most important anti-corruption legislation to be passed in the UK in the past…

The key steps to good data protection

With fewer than 200 days to go to May 25 2018, the GDPR clock is ticking ever more loudly. Protecting personal data is nothing new and has long been regarded as an important tenet of responsible business management. However, while the core principles of the General Data Protection Regulation are similar to those of the Data…

Raising the bar on gambling controls

  Imposing a record penalty package of over £7.8million on online gaming company 888 was a strong move by the Gambling Commission earlier this year. The action was taken following the discovery of serious failings in the company’s handling of vulnerable customers. While the majority of gamblers do so safely, the Gambling Commission estimates that…

A third of businesses fail to complete modern slavery statements

It is shocking to see that a third of businesses have failed to complete a modern slavery statement, despite being required to do so by law, according to a recent survey by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). The UK led the field in legislating to tackle the problem of modern slavery and…