DATA PROTECTION - 21.10.2020
£60,000 fine for unsolicited text messages
Direct marketing. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has announced that it has issued a monetary penalty notice for £60,000 to a small business, Digital Growth Experts Ltd (D). According to the ICO, between 29 February and 30 April 2020, D sent unsolicited text messages to 16,190 individuals promoting a particular brand of hand sanitiser, claiming that it was “effective against coronavirus” . ...
CORONAVIRUS - INSURANCE - 01.10.2020
Business interruption policies - who’s entitled to a payout?
Nearly 400,000 businesses expected their insurance policy to soften the blow of losing income during the coronavirus lockdown. However, many insurance companies refused to pay up. Could a recent court ruling force them to do so?
DATA PROTECTION - 07.07.2020
ICO guidance on health checks
Health headaches. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued guidance on what you can and can’t do when checking your employees’ health status (see The next step ). Staying safe. It covers carrying out testing to identify whether staff have coronavirus symptoms, e.g. temperature checks, and actual coronavirus testing. It also explains the legal position on testing, how you can fulfil your legal obligations, what information you can keep, what information you need to disclose to employees, such as what information you are collecting and how you will use it, and how to inform staff where a colleague tests positive for coronavirus. ...
IT - PRODUCTIVITY - 22.06.2020
How to optimise employee collaboration
With homeworking becoming the “new norm” for many businesses, having the ability to collaborate with others on projects has become a key requirement. Is Samepage a solution worth considering in your business?
CORONAVIRUS - COSTS - 22.06.2020
Return to work savings
During the coronavirus lockdown, many businesses will have closed their offices with staff working from home. However, most will return to the office or site at some point. What are the five overheads where you can cut costs as you get back to business?
HOMEWORKING - 04.06.2020
The right way to equip your workers with IT
You’re equipping more of your staff with laptops so they can work from home without having to rely on their own computers. What should you be telling your employees about protecting the machines and the money you have tied up in them?