August 2017

Essential measures

Essential service firms who fail to implement effective cyber security measures face fines in the UK of up to £17m, or 4% of their global turnover. The new government proposals are aimed at making Britain’s essential networks and infrastructure safe, secure and resilient against the risk of future cyber attacks. The Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport’s consultation document

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Data Protection law overhaul

The public will be given more control over their personal data and be better protected in the digital age under new measures announced by Digital Minister Matt Hancock. The proposals, to come in the form of a Data Protection Bill, include the ‘right to be forgotten’ and a requirement for social media platforms to delete personal information on children and

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New help for small businesses launched by HMRC

A new online tax forum and dedicated webchat service for small businesses and the self-employed has been launched by HMRC. The Small Business Online Forum is a quick and easy way for small businesses to get answers to their tax questions, as well as help with: starting a business support for growing a business – including taking on employees and expanding

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