Once upon a time we had the Data Protection Act…then we had the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)…..then we had Brexit….and now we have the UK Data Protection Bill!
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has confirmed that employer pension contributions should be included when calculating “a week’s pay”. This is because “remuneration” means a “reward in return for services”. Employer pension contributions are as much a part of this reward as basic pay is.
The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has published guidance for registered design owners on a change of law effective from 1 October 2017. The IPO has brought the Digital Economy Act 2017 to the attention of registered design owners as it introduces an amendment to section 24B of the Registered Designs Act 1949. The IPO hopes that this change will make it easier for registered design owners to enforce their rights against infringers and seek damages.
Now that the GDPR is in final form and set for implementation on 25 May 2018, the ICO has issued updated guidance on the 12 steps to GDPR compliance. This update reviews the ICO’s updated guidance, highlights any changes and reminds you of the steps your business should be taking now to ensure compliance before 25 May 2018.
The Grange Trust (“the Trust”) was formed in 1882 to hold property for a number of sports clubs including Edinburgh Academical Cricket Club (“the Club”).
The decision in Trustees of the Grange Trust v City of Edinburgh Council is notable for two points: (i) the question of title and interest to sue and (ii) the extent of a road under Scots law. For comment re the title question, please click here. This update will focus on the issues that the court dealt with in relation to the second question, and, in particular, whether a boundary wall formed part of the “road”.
The Supreme Court has decided that employment tribunal fees were unlawful and are abolished with immediate effect. Since fees were introduced in 2013 there had been a 70-80% drop in the number of tribunal claims. Employers should prepare for a reverse in that trend with the reversal of fees.
The Government, after announcing a new UK Data Protection Bill during the Queens Speech, have now published a Statement of Intent setting out the main details of the proposed Data Protection Bill to be put to Parliament in September. In this blog, we highlight the main changes the Bill proposes to bring into Data Protection Law in the UK, as well as contrasting these changes with the GDPR.