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  • Employee information and consultation rights: now in force

    18 Apr 2005

    Organisations employing more than 150 staff now need to have systems in place to allow meaningful dialogue to take place between managers and staff, following a change to UK employment law that came into force yesterday.

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  • Manchester Airport pays for privacy error

    18 Apr 2005

    A passenger has won compensation of £4,000 from Manchester Airport after his photograph was taken without his permission, in breach of the Data Protection Act, according to a report by the Manchester Evening News.

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  • UK version of Sarbanes-Oxley in force today

    18 Apr 2005

    New rules are in force today that place companies under stricter auditing controls, similar to the issues addressed by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in the US. They aim to ensure that company directors provide auditors with correct information, and allow the...

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  • Distance selling rules change today

    18 Apr 2005

    Changes to the laws that affect the sale of goods and services over the internet and by telephone come into effect today. The changes address a practical problem that service providers faced in getting written information to customers.

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  • Police hard drive sold on eBay, secrets included

    18 Apr 2005

    A computer hard drive, containing confidential data from the Brandenburg police in Germany, has been auctioned over eBay for €20, according to a report by Spiegel, one of Germany's leading weekly newspapers. It was bought by a student.

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  • Tool can resurrect deleted cookies

    18 Apr 2005

    A marketing company has developed a product to restore the cookies set by web sites, ad networks and advertisers when users try to delete them. New York-based United Virtualities says that too many users are deleting cookies.

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  • Estonian arrested for phishing

    18 Apr 2005

    A 24-year-old man has been arrested by police in Estonia for allegedly emptying millions of euros from hundreds of on-line bank accounts across Europe, according to a report by the Sydney Morning Herald.

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  • Which? gets powers of enforcement

    18 Apr 2005

    The Consumers' Association is to get new powers to enforce consumer rights, including the right to apply for 'Stop Now Orders,' to protect people from dishonest businesses, Consumer Minister Gerry Sucliffe announced on Friday.

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  • Mobile phone DRM too expensive, say operators

    18 Apr 2005

    The global trade association for the mobile market has expressed discontent with the licensing terms for the Digital Rights Management (DRM) standard that content producers were hoping would protect their works against piracy among users.

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  • Phone prize scammers fined £1.3 million

    18 Apr 2005

    Companies that used automated equipment to dial home phones across the UK with pre-recorded messages, prompting the public to dial premium-rate numbers on the false promise that they had won money or holidays, have been fined £1.3 million.

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