The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been in full force across the EU since 25 May 2019. As of 25 January, 2019, eight months to the day since GDPR came into force, national data protection authorities reported nearly 100,000 complaints from concerned citizens. Google has already been fined by French authorities and several social media giants are currently being investigated.
The law applies to all businesses with customers in the EU, no matter where in the world they are based, and mandates much stricter data protection rules than ever before.
GDPR compliance should be an ongoing process and business must regularly review and, when necessary, update their policies, procedures and training to maintain compliance.
As a companion to our GDPR training suite, we have updated our GDPR compliance guide. The guide is suitable for both organisations who are fully compliant and would like to review the requirements of GDPR and those who have yet to reach full compliance.
Article 5 of the General Data Protection Regulation requires demonstrable compliance with the new regulations. With GDPR now in force, ensuring your staff are aware of your organisation’s data protection policies is now more important than ever.
Data protection changes under GDPR
Are you familiar with GDPR? Does your organisation have a process for data portability? GDPR legislation now allows individuals to obtain and reuse their personal data for their own purposes across different services. Other changes include the requirement for certain organisations to appoint a Data Protection Officer. Further, under GDPR, sensitive information now includes biometric and genetic information. This means that organisations should familiarise themselves with GDPR and ensure staff understand how to process personal data. Continue reading →
VinciWorks has released a new e-learning course on tax evasion. The course will teach employees how to spot tax evaders, and the reporting procedures required of them. The training will cover the organisation’s policies and procedures, which include provisions of The Act and any other regulatory rules and principles. This includes:
An explanation of when and how to seek advice and report any concerns or
suspicions of tax evasion or wider financial crime, including whistleblowing
An explanation of the term ‘tax evasion’ and associated fraud
An explanation of an employee’s duty under the law
The penalties relating to the person and corporate entity for committing an
offence under The Act
The social and economic effects of failing to prevent tax evasion
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now in force. It presents the most significant change to EU data protection in 20 years, meaning organisations have had to update their policies to ensure they are compliant. Further, all staff who are involved in the processing and storing of data must be familiar with their organisation’s data protection policy. We have therefore provided a data protection policy template to help your staff understand and follow your organisation’s data protection procedures.
Who is responsible for the data protection policy?
Staff should know who to approach if they have any questions regarding the data protection policy or anything related to the processing of personal data. Under GDPR, certain organisations are required to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO). It will be their role to advise the company on the rules needed to ensure compliance with data protection laws. Continue reading →
VinciWorks’ first course on the Modern Slavery Act, Modern Slavery: Preventing Exploitation, focuses on giving staff a broad overview and introduction to forced labour and other abuses that the new Act was designed to tackle. Our next Modern Slavery Act course is at an advanced level aimed at those who have already completed the introductory course or need more in-depth training. Modern Slavery: Practical Steps for Procurement is tailored to the supply chain side of a business, giving procurement teams real-life scenarios and practical steps to identify and act on modern slavery abuses across all parts of the supply chain.
Countries with a high risk of modern slavery
Our course highlights the countries where workers have the highest risk of being held as slaves.
Learn from real-life examples
Learn how to spot signs of modern slavery from real-life examples
Interactive review questions
Participants can review what they have learnt with interactive scenarios and real examples
Participants will gain an understanding of the supply chain hot spots, such as third party suppliers, outsourcing and international supply chain issues, as well as expanded red flags and abuse indicators. Upon completing the course, participants will be better equipped to ask the right questions to their suppliers. Here are some of the features of the new online course on modern slavery.
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Does your organisation know exactly what is happening in its supply chain?
Produce a Slavery and Human Tracking Statement with Our Template
Under the 2015 UK Modern Slavery Act, all businesses with over £36m in annual turnover conducting business in the UK are required to publish a slavery and human trafficking statement. The statement should detail the steps that your organisation is undertaking to ensure that your global supply chain is slavery free. Continue reading →