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Cyber-crime - managing the legal issues for victims

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Government statistics show that nearly 70% of larger firms in the UK have been hit by a cyber attack or a breach in the last year and almost half of all UK businesses reporting at least one attack or breach. Over 4 million individuals found themselves the...

Businesses face bigger penalties on data leaks

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The final countdown to the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018 has begun for businesses. It will tighten rules for data processing and impose greater penalties for non-compliance. The outcome of a landmark High Court...

Commercial Contracts - B2B

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Robust commercial contracts are essential for all businesses. Contracts can take many forms – some are formal signed agreements, some are terms and conditions, some by way of a letter, and others by email. Contracts can even be made orally or as a...

Are your Ts&Cs with consumers "fair"?

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The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published a series of at-a-glance guides that provide an introduction on the types of terms and notices that may be unfair. What is a "term"? A term is often set out in Terms and Conditions of...

How will my business be affected by the new ruling regarding consumer disputes?

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Having highlighted the issue of disputes between companies and consumers in the last column, there has been an important development which businesses should be aware of. Just as recently as 15 February 2016, the European Commission launched its new European...

SME Data Protection Self-Assessment - are you compliant?

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Small and medium sized businesses should take a look at the Information Commissioner’s website where they can, to take part in a data protection self-assessment. The purpose of the toolkit is to help SMEs to evaluate and improve compliance with the...

What you need to know about ADR for businesses that deal with consumers

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If your business deals with consumers, you should be aware of the obligations on you to provide consumers with certain information in the event of a dispute. Earlier this year, two new alternative dispute resolution regimes came into force - the Alternative...

Consumer Rights Act 2015 - are you ready?

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The Consumer Rights Act 2015 ("Act") comes into force on 1 October 2015. If you are a business or a trader who deals with consumers, you should be aware of its implications. The Act regulates contracts between businesses and consumers and is the...