Bulletin: Legal & Compliance – Binding Corporate Rules: a brave new world for data processors?

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On 28th January 2015, the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) has cleared binding corporate rules (“BCRs”) in respect to First Data Corp., a global electronic commerce and payment card processing company.  This is the first time the ICO has authorised BCRs for a data processor and the UK is only the third member state to […]

Bulletin: Legal & Compliance – Singapore: how to notify individuals of the purposes of collection, use and disclosure of personal data

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Since the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (“PDPA”) came into force the principle of “notification” of individuals has been enshrined in the law.  However, the PDPA remained silent on how an organisation should achieve compliance. On September 11 2014 the Personal Data Protection Commission (“PDPC”) issued a “Guide to Notification” for organisations to follow in […]

To be Global, Act Local

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Driven by a number of factors, such as the economic growth, increasing globalisation and fierce competition for talent, global recruitment and talent attraction will continue to be a key focus for many employers in 2015 and beyond. Employers interested in expanding their business beyond their national borders, or to hire talent from abroad must be […]

How to fire an employee

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Firing someone can be a harrowing process and with ever-present distraction of costly tribunal action it’s imperative a business is both firm and fair. It is the hardest conversation an employer can have with an employee, but contrary to a common misconception, it is perfectly possible to fire somebody legally, so long as you obey […]