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Compliance & Regulatory

Will we see an upswing in health…

With regulators and businesses returning to a more normal approach to health and safety after the pandemic, regulatory solicitor Terry Griffin and trainee solicitor Charles Mather from our regulatory team…

Use of private email and messaging apps:…

Harrison Drury’s regulatory team looks at the risks in using private email and messaging applications such as WhatsApp within the business environment. In July 2022, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)…

UK data protection regime reform: Data Protection…

On 18 July 2022, the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill (DPDI) was introduced to Parliament. The Bill, which was previously known as the Data Reform Bill, is the result…

What does the Supreme Court judgment in…

David Edwards and Charles Mather from our Regulatory & Compliance team look at a recent Supreme Court judgment on a data protection case involving Google, and the implications for individuals…

Guidance to protect employees and customers in…

As the latest easing of lockdown commenced on July 19, 2021, the government has issued guidance for people who work in, or run restaurants, pubs and cafes and similar venues…

Five green changes for businesses to prepare…

The Government’s target to reduce UK carbon emissions to net zero by 2050 has resulted in substantial changes to business policy and legislation which seeks to improve the environmental impact…

Businesses urged to review algorithm processes that…

The ICO is urging businesses to review their algorithm processes after growing concern they may lead to bias and discrimination in employment-related decisions. David Edwards, director and head of Harrison…

Businesses urged to review international data transfers…

At the end of Brexit's transition period on 31 December 2020, UK will be classed as a third country outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Any data received into the…

ICO penalty against British Airways a stark…

David Edwards, director and head of Harrison Drury’s regulatory team, outlines the outcome of ICO’s penalty decision against British Airways after a significant data breach and reminds businesses of their…

Witnessing documents during the coronavirus pandemic

Lucy Beachell, solicitor in Harrison Drury’s commercial property team, reinforces the importance of following the correct guidance for witnessing documents and how to still meet legal requirements during the coronavirus…

What ‘promoting professionalism, reforming regulation’ means for…

David Edwards, director and head of the healthcare sector team, highlights what healthcare professionals need to be aware of following the government’s response to the consultation on reforming regulation. Between…

Senior promotion for Harrison Drury’s regulatory specialist

Harrison Drury has promoted senior associate David Edwards to the role of director. David, who joined the firm in 2012, is an experienced solicitor in regulatory law and also heads…

British Airways data breach fine – What…

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is set to impose a record financial penalty, of £183m, against British Airways (BA) for last year’s breach to its security systems. David Edwards, head…

Health and safety on construction projects –…

David Edwards, head of the Regulatory and Compliance team at Harrison Drury, gives an overview of recent developments around the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) and what this could…

What does the Uber drivers’ dispute mean…

Lucy Blezard, of Harrison Drury’s employment and regulatory team, looks at the significance of the decision made in Uber’s appeal against drivers’ rights to pay and holiday, and why the…

Are electronic signatures legally binding?

In light of the recent Law Commission paper regarding ‘Electronic Signatures’, Robert Orkney, trainee solicitor, with Harrison Drury, considers what this may potentially mean for electronic execution and validation of…

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