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Directors’ duties and corporate governance in Guernsey

Directors’ duties are the duties owed by executive and non-executive directors to the companies to which they are appointed and are personal to each director. By comparison, corporate governance is the collection of principles and practices surrounding how a company is operated, and is the collective responsibility of the board of directors as a whole rather than each individual personally.

Guernsey’s role in a sustainable future

Partner Craig Cordle recently addressed the Guernsey Funds Forum Webinar exploring the opportunities in private equity and the commitment that the funds industry can make to sustainability in business. The following article is based on that presentation.

Bringing the workforce back: COVID-19 testing

On 10 July we held a webinar as part of the IHL series looking at the privacy issues of testing staff and contact track and tracing as we return to the workplace. This included looking at the types of COVID-19 tests that are available, what they can actually tell you and what arrangements to make to carry out the testing.

Data controllers cannot sub-contract their obligations under data legislation

Following the ICO’s first fine under the GDPR in December since it came into effect, we revisit how the decision confirmed that the presence of a sub-contractor does not absolve a data controller of its responsibilities and obligations under the GDPR to ensure the security of any processing undertaken by it or on its behalf.

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