In this e-update we consider the importance of complying with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the MSA 2015) and highlight the key issues that organisations in the industry must be aware of to ensure compliance.
Trustees’ week is a UK wide, annual event which highlights the important role that trustees play in the governance of charities and encourages individuals to become involved in the management of charities by becoming trustees.
As Trustees’ Week 2018 comes to a close we look at why becoming a Trustee means taking on responsibilities. However, it also creates opportunities to learn, develop new skills and make a positive impact.
By virtue of Article 22 of the GDPR, individuals have “the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or similarly significantly affects him or her.” In this e-update we explore this provision and consider the potential implications for your business.
This week the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down its judgment in the case of Levola Hengelo BV v Smilde Foods BV which asserted that the taste of food does not attract protection as a copyright work.
Back in March of this year, we issued an update “Smash and Grab”: where are we now? following Mr Justice Coulson’s decision in S&T (UK) LTD v Grove Developments Limited, which made people stop and think about continuing to use “smash and grab” adjudications.
The recent judgement of the European Court (CJEU) in the case of Sciotto v Fondazione Teatro dell’Opera di Roma Case C-331/17 ECJ 25.10 serves as a great reminder to employers in the arts industry of the complexities involved in employing fixed term employees.
In August we considered the ICO’s investigation into the use of data analytics in political campaigns (available here). The ICO has now confirmed a penalty notice against Facebook imposing a £500,000 fine (Penalty Notice available here). This is the maximum fine that the ICO can impose in this situation under the previous Data Protection Act 1998, given that the incident took place before the GDPR (and the Data Protection Act 2018) came into force.
Legal changes can have a dramatic impact on you and your business. To ensure you are kept abreast of the latest developments and have the knowledge to make timely, effective decisions, please sign up for our free updates.
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