employee monitoring

Is employee monitoring legal?

Steven Judge is a Solicitor and Head of the Employment Department and can be contacted on 01323 434416 or email sj@stephenrimmer.com Why Big Brother needs to watch out when it comes to employee monitoring The ‘Big Brother’ surveillance scenario envisaged by George Orwell has long since become reality.  The ability to watch citizens outlined in…

GDPR

Will Brexit change GDPR?

Mark Poulton is the Data Protection Officer for Stephen Rimmer LLP and can be contacted on 01323 434420 or by email on mp@stephenrimmer.com Companies with EU customers must act now When the transition period ends and the UK’s exit from the European Union is complete, businesses with customers in Europe will need to keep on…

Remote working

Keep data in lockdown while tackling the virus crisis

Businesses processing personal data need to keep protection of customer and employee data at the front of continuity planning as they tackle the coronavirus threat. Staff are likely to be working remotely or in different circumstances which could make customer information more vulnerable to data breaches, and cyber-criminals are ratcheting up their fraudulent scams. Alongside,…

CCTV

Can I put CCTV up at home?

In 2018, there were 432,267 burglaries. And that’s only the ones that were formally reported to the police.  This figure is up 2% on 2017 and is slowly creeping up year on year.  It’s not just your television, jewellery and computers that burglars are after now, either. Most of us store a lot of personal information and…

GDPR

GDPR fines fly following airline cyber breach

The news that British Airways is facing a fine of £184m after personal data of some 500,000 customers was harvested by cyber criminals shows the tough stance of the UK’s data regulator following the introduction of new EU GDPR data protection laws last year. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has seen stricter operating boundaries for businesses…

Stephen Rimmer LLP retains Law Society Quality Mark

After a rigorous evaluation, Stephen Rimmer LLP have received a full re-accreditation, to the highest standard, from the Law Society’s Quality Audit, Lexcel. Lexcel is the Law Society’s legal practice quality mark for practice managment and client care. It helps firms to achieve excellence in compliance and practice management. The stringent audit evaluated each of…