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22% of banks in UK “not taking advantage” of FCA-approved background checks

BDO has stated that banks are concerned any failures during their due diligence process may potentially expose them to huge Anti-Money Laundering (AML) fines even if the process is fully compliant. Concerns over money laundering penalties mean that 22% of banks in the UK are...
Posted On 24 Jul 2019
Klaus Allion
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Critical Alarms: The Risks of Not Responding in Time

Klaus Allion explores the moral duty and legal responsibility of particular industries that operate within a high-risk environment. Critical alarms are a fundamental component to assure the safety of staff and continuity of operations, and by failing to respond appropriately to...
Posted On 10 Jul 2019
Mark Harper
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Are General Data Protection Regulation Standards Slipping One Year On?

Just over 12 months ago, on 25 May 2018 to be precise, the European Union’s all-new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) standards were set in stone and enforced, sending many organisations into a frenzy to ensure that they were dealing with sensitive data in the correct...
Posted On 27 Jun 2019
Helen Devery
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Three Years On: Putting Health and Safety First

The revised Health and Safety sentencing guidelines introduced in February 2016 have delivered greatly increased fines for offences across all sectors in England and Wales. Here, Helen Devery, head of health & safety and partner at law firm BLM, explores the impact the...
Posted On 08 May 2019
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2018’s Major Security Breaches: How They Could Have Been Avoided

2018 was a year of both highs and lows for information security, asserts Guy Bunker. The enforcement of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took full effect in May which brought the importance of protecting sensitive customer data to the forefront of people’s minds...
Posted On 11 Feb 2019
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HSE report shows workplace injuries cost UK plc £15 billion per annum

Personal injury specialist YouClaim is urging employers and employees to ensure they’re doing everything they can to reduce the risk of accidents in the workplace as businesses are spending billions of pounds each year to cover the cost of incidents. The 2017-2018 Health...
Posted On 01 Nov 2018
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Trust Arc Survey: “20% of companies report GDPR compliance post-25 May deadline”

TrustArc, the data privacy management company, has announced the results of a comprehensive survey conducted by Dimensional Research that gauges the status of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance among UK, US and EU (excluding UK) companies one month after the...
Posted On 16 Jul 2018
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New research reveals low levels of GDPR compliance among educational facilities

Despite high levels of awareness regarding the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force on Friday, only 22% of schools, colleges and universities of the 500 surveyed by NW Security Group felt that their data protection policies were compliant....
Posted On 22 May 2018
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“Fines for data breaches and spam soar by 69% as ICO signals crackdown” reports The SMS Works

Since August 2015, the Information Commissioners’ Office (ICO) has fined 104 organisations a total of £8.7 million for breaches in data security and of anti-spam regulations. The organisation has the power to fine companies up to £500,000 for breaking the rules and is now...
Posted On 31 Jan 2018
Karen Trigg
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Is Your Fire Safety Training Up-To-Date?

Keeping your training up-to-date regarding fire safety and fire door hardware comes with a whole host of benefits for the business. Doing so will mean that you’ll reduce the risk of the company facing unnecessary fines, a potentially damaged reputation and even situations...
Posted On 11 Jan 2018
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