“Given the extent and the breadth of the changes, it is clear that a majority of small businesses will not be fully compliant before May 25 and will most likely not be compliant when the changes hit.
Thousands of BBC staff including journalists and technicians are being recommended to accept a three-year pay deal and “brand new” terms and conditions, raising the minimum salary to £20,000, unions have announced.
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The biggest overhaul of data privacy regulation in the history of the internet comes into force one month from today.
From May 25 in the EU, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will give regulators greater power to levy large fines on firms who mishandle data, as well as hand users new powers to access and control their data.
“This deal is a comprehensive examination of the terms and conditions and ensures that the BBC is best placed to retain and develop the workforce to keep it competitive in an increasingly fragmented market, while ensuring staff have decent terms and conditions.” Negotiations were held over 21 months and crunch talks took place this week at the conciliation service Acas, where the final session of talks lasted for 22 hours.
It means multibillion-dollar companies such as the US tech giants could face unprecedented financial penalties.
The regulation is described by the EU as a way to ensure EU citizens’ privacy is protected in an “increasingly data-driven world”.
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