UK: ICO announces first ‘mega fines’ for data breach under GDPR

In the last couple of days, the Information Commissioner’s Office has issued two notices of intent to impose the first ‘mega fines’ under the GDPR regime for data breaches by British Airways (for £183.39 milion) and Marriott International (for £99.2 million).  Both companies now have the chance to respond to the notices of intent, after … Read more

Asia: Employment, Pensions & Incentives Update

The June edition of our e-bulletin focuses on data access requests from employees in Hong Kong. Read about the right to access personal data in the employment context here. In Singapore we consider the recent case of HT SRL v Wee Shuo Woon, which discusses the use of restraint of trade clauses and how they … Read more

APAC: Legal Privilege in Investigations

Our Asia comparative article completes the analysis of legal privilege in investigations, looking at the rules in Malaysia, India and Thailand. You can access that information here. Read more

Compliance Check: Philippines Labour Arrangements

The Philippines Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) continues to uphold stringent labour requirements. Department Order 174 of 2017 (DO 174) sets out prohibited forms of employment arrangements, and provides that the only permitted form of a contracting arrangement is “job contracting”. Read more

Taiwan: Labour Inspections

Taiwan’s Labour Standards Act (the Act) was amended again in January 2018 (the 2018 Amendments). In this bulletin, we consider the effect that the amendments have had on the conduct of labour inspections in Taiwan. Read more