Lockdown has led to rise of scams using fake affiliate marketing on social media platforms

The rise in the use of influencers and celebrities to manipulate novice investors into to investing in what transpired to be non-existent investment schemes has spiralled during the lockdown and the number of complaints made to Action Fraud is threatening to overwhelm the service.

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Law changes following Brexit enable the FCA to hold Google to account for accepting Scammers online Advertisements

The ever-present scourge of investment fraud currently perpetrated through online platforms presents a growing problem for law enforcement and regulators alike. One significant benefit that Brexit has brought to this situation is that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) can now take action against online platforms, whereas previously the EU rules on advertising financial products did not encompass Google and similar platforms.

EU citizens win the right of access Home Office data held against them

EU citizens are now able to gain maximum access to all the records held against their names by the Home Office or any other body following the court of appeal’s decision that the Data Protection Act 2018 argument put up by the Home Office to prevent such access had no merit and EU citizens attempting to gain access to their own records had been unlawfully denied that right, ruling that exemption.

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UK data protection standards to be deemed adequate by the EU

By Raj Shah There is only a fortnight to go before the expiry of the current grace period that allows personal data to continue to flow between the UK and the EEA as it did before the end of the Brexit transition period. However, EU member states have now agreed that British data protection standards […]

Employee ownership: getting the best from your trustees

When a business chooses to transition to employee ownership (EO), a trust must be established for the benefit of the employees of the company. The trust becomes the legal owner of the company shares, and the trustees are appointed to the board of that trust. Their role is to protect the interests of the employees as shareholders.


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