Category: Compliance

ISO 45001 – Let the migration begin

Migrating from OHSAS 18001 to the new ISO 45001 may have its challenges, but with careful planning, checking and commitment, organizations, their employees and all stakeholders will enjoy the benefits of improved health and safety.

France to sue Apple and Google over unacceptable practices

The country's finance minister says the case could lead to "millions of euros" in fines.

New UK agency to crack down on money laundering

Did you know? Although London is considered one of the safest places in the world to do business, billions of pounds are laundered through the city each year!

Why do we have anti-terrorism laws if we are not going to use them?

Why have we made it illegal to join a terrorist group, then not bother to apply the law when it is obvious that someone has done so? By Phil Gurski

Who rates ratings?

Failure is often not contemplated in a model. No model-building laws forces one to do so. See how this problem lead to catastrophes! By Jacek Marczyk

Fipronil – EU says worst is over but food safety to be tightened up

A meeting of European Union agriculture ministers in Estonia yesterday to discuss the fipronil contaminated eggs crisis suggested the outbreak has now been mostly contained. Following the meeting, EU Health and Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitas, said: "Today, I heard detailed explanations from the ministers; it is confirmed that all suspected farms have been blocked and ...

UK firms forced to make anti-corruption and anti-bribery disclosures?

Accounting regulators want companies to tell the story behind their financial statements. Britain’s accounting regulator released last week plans to force UK firms to make more detailed anti-corruption disclosures in their financial statements. The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) published a consultation on amending guidelines previously issued in 2014 that stipulate what should be in the ...

UK’s new Data Protection Bill, incorporating GDPR, expected in September

The UK’s Data Protection Bill, which was announced in last month’s Queen’s Speech, could be introduced in Parliament in just a few weeks—though it could be months before it becomes law. The UK legislation is expected in September, according to the UK’s Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), which confirmed to security researcher ...

Europe moving toward reducing acrylamide in food

Last week, European Member States decided to approve the European Commission’s proposal to reduce the presence of acrylamide in food. Once new regulations are in place, they will require food business operators to “apply mandatory measures to reduce the presence of acrylamide, proportionate to the size and nature of their establishment.” 'Today we took an ...

Who is more prepared for GDPR? The UK, Europe or the US?

Study finds IT professionals in the UK are more supportive of and informed about GDPR than their counterparts in the EU and the US. GDPR preparation should be dominating boardroom and IT discussions as the May 2018 deadline approaches. But how exactly are IT departments preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? Research from Spiceworks ...

GDPR: how charities should prepare for data protection changes

New regulations affecting fundraising, campaigning and volunteer management come into effect in 2018. Here’s how you can be ready. Four letters – GDPR – have been imprinted on the minds of fundraisers and charities over recent months. The general data protection regulation (GDPR) is a new EU law that will come into effect on 25 ...

GDPR: A quick start guide

We look at how organisations can prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation. On 28 May 2018, the EU’s ambitious General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, with the aim of strengthening data privacy and protection for all EU citizens. The regulation puts individuals firmly back in charge of their personal information and what ...