Public Sector Bulletin - 12 August 2016

Friday, 12th August 2016

Data Protection

Disguising nuisance calls as market research "will not wash" says the ICO

The Information Commissioner''s Office (the "ICO") have recently issued an enforcement notice (known as a "stop order") under section 40 of the Data Protection Act 1998 against the company Change and Save Ltd for trying to disguise nuisance calls as a legitimate market research survey.

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Employment

English language requirement for public sector workers

On 21 July 2016, the Cabinet Office and Home Office published a draft Code of Practice and an impact assessment on the English language requirement for public sector workers, as a result of recent immigration legislation.

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Personal Injury

Fixed Fee or not Fixed Fee for Clinical Negligence

With proposals to introduce fixed fees for Clinical Negligence claims and all litigation with a value of £250,000 it cannot be denied that fixed fees are here to stay.

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