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    | Hannah Thomas
    Lawful use of Covert Surveillance
    It appears reasonable that businesses who are suffering losses due to theft of cash or stock on their premises should be entitled to carry out covert surveillance until the culprits are identified and the problem addressed.  However, a Spanish case last year found that a Spanish employer’s constant and widespread covert CCTV installed at a Spanish supermarket, when it suspected its workers were stealing, breached the cashiers’ right to privacy under Spanish human rights law. When is it justifiable and proportionate for an employer to rely on covert surveillance in these circumstances? 
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    | Rianda Markram
    New ICO guidance and expected changes in data protection in 2019
    2018 saw the introduction of far reaching data protection rules with the introduction of the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018. Most business owners spent hours researching the topic to ensure compliance with the new rules. It is, however, an evolving area of law. In this blog we discuss new guidance from the ICO on data impact assessments and we consider the expected changes in this area of law for 2019.
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    | Rianda Markram
    Updated CMA guidance and procedure
    The Competition and Markets Authority aims to promote competition for the benefit of consumers, both within and outside the UK. Its objective is to ensure that markets work well for businesses, consumers and the economy. To enable this, they often do investigations. In this blog we provide an update on its latest activity.
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