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GDPR and FOI requests: keep calm and carry on!

25 May 2018
As the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) come into force today, there are a number of technical changes to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) to reflect the new legal regime.
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Proposals to ban harmful gender stereotypes in advertising

24 May 2018
The body responsible for writing the UK's advertising rules, the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP), has recently published a consultation on a proposed rule to prohibit the use of harmful gender stereotypes in marketing and advertisements (ads) together with draft guidance to help explain how the rule would apply in practice. The deadline for responses is 5pm on 26 July 2018. 
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Employer faces the unknown consequences of disability

24 May 2018
In the case of City of York Council v Grosset, the Court of Appeal had to decide whether there was discrimination arising from disability where the employer dismissed an employee for gross misconduct, knowing about the Claimant's disability, but not believing that it had affected the Claimant's actions.