This week the Government announced a new charging structure for data controllers. The fees are tiered based upon the financial size by turnover and number of staff and as follows:
During a recent seminar I discussed the pros and cons of data management. Dealt with properly, a data audit and data management require us to ponder how we are using data. A number of people attending my seminars have gone away to do just that. Some have reported that with marketing lists, they have been reducing the size of them to ensure that only those on the list who opt in are kept there.
Now that winter is behind us, the renewed energy of spring provides the perfect opportunity to review your affairs. One point to consider is Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs).
If you are lucky enough to receive a £100 voucher, you might be rather disappointed to be told by the shop that you can only have £70 worth of goods in exchange. Quite rightly, you want what has been paid for!
From various conversations with clients this week, a number of people are now making real preparations for the arrival of the GDPR on the 25 May 2018. You are now asking for documents, having completed data audits and determined the areas that you need to work upon. In terms of lawyers’ input, it is mostly in relation to trading terms, privacy statements and data protection policies. I have also been asked frequently about cloud computer arrangements.
Looking to set up a home with your partner but not yet ready to tie the knot? You are not alone. The Office for National Statistics states that there are now around 3.3 million cohabiting couples in the UK . But, contrary to popular opinion, cohabitation does not give you the same rights and privileges as marriage. Here are just a few things you may wish to consider before embarking on the next chapter of your relationship.