Public Sector Bulletin - 12 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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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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