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GDPR: Data Breaches

Napthens - October 27th 2017
Companies will readily be aware of the impending implementation date of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), which is due to come into effect in May next year. As a result businesses are understandably concerned about the...
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GDPR: Data Subject Rights

Napthens - October 16th 2017
The GDPR brings a new level of protection to the rights of individuals which organisations will need to consider carefully. A “data subject” is any individual who can be identified or distinguished from another, from personal data held.  Rights of data subjects are intentionally strengthened in the new regulations from being able to restrict certain processing, to being able to receive personal data and transfer it to another controller (which will be known as “data portability”). In this article, we look at some of the key changes to specific rights and how these might influence the way businesses receive, store and transfer personal data.
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GDPR: How to audit the data you hold

Napthens - October 4th 2017
Your first step is to simply understand how the GDPR will affect you, and that means understanding a little bit more about the personal data that you hold. What is personal data? The underlying basis as to what constitutes personal data is...
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The first prosecution for failure to provide a workplace pension scheme

Napthens - September 28th 2017
Since 2012, there has been an obligation on a continuously increasing number of employers to automatically enrol eligible workers into a qualifying pension scheme in accordance with the (Pensions Act 2008). These obligations have been phased in according to the employer’s “staging date” and, by February 2018; all employers will be required to comply, irrespective of the number of their employees.
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British Airways vs. Pinaud

Napthens - September 28th 2017
In the recent case of British Airways vs. Pinaud which was an appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), the EAT explored the issue of less favourable treatment under the Part-Time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000 (“the Regulations”).
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Equal pay claims for Asda retail employees

Napthens - September 28th 2017
Earlier this month the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) rejected an appeal by ASDA against an earlier ruling by the Manchester Employment Tribunal, which found in favour of over 15,000 (mostly female) current and former Asda employees. At the Manchester Employment Tribunal, the Claimants were successful in seeking a ruling confirming that they were entitled to compare their jobs in Asda’s retail stores with those who work in Asda’s distribution centres for the purposes of an equal pay claim, which the EAT agreed with.
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