Here’s your Risk Digest for the Week Ending 22nd December 2016.
EU judges said communications data could only be retained if it was used to fight serious crime.
GDPR. Four letters, one colossal shift in privacy compliance for companies around the globe. Richard Lack overviews the issue…
Health & Safety
A Borders-based building firm has been fined £30,000 after a lone worker died when he was crushed by falling soil in a collapsed trench.
A self-employed farmer has been jailed for 16 months after running over and killing a young boy with his tractor, while driving at 2.5 times over the legal drinking limit.
Lidl UK is recalling two batches of Kania Gravy Granules (Meat and Chicken) because of contamination with a chemical contaminant known as xylene.
Nisa Retail Limited is recalling two lot codes of its Heritage Spinach 200g from its Fresh Salad range, because the products may contain small pieces of metal.
Route in Tourouvre-au-Perche cost €5m to construct and will be used by about 2,000 motorists a day during two-year test period
Obama uses law that allows presidents to block sale of new offshore drilling and mining rights and makes it difficult for their successors to reverse decision
Procter & Gamble (P&G) has successfully reduced energy and water use at its facilities by 20% per unit of production four years ahead of schedule, according to the company’s latest Citizenship report.
UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB) has today committed £35m of senior debt to the construction of Wheelabrator Parc Adfer, a new £180m energy-from-waste (EfW) plant at Deeside Industrial Park in Flintshire, North Wales.
UK clean tech startups could benefit from a $1bn investment global fund announced by Bill Gates.
Around 600,000 more homes and businesses could be connected to superfast broadband, after the government recouped £440m.
Big Ben is to fall silent for the first time since 2007 for a renovation project.
Dr Steve Cassidy, managing director at Viaqqio, explores how the subscription economy is transforming the travel industry.
The Lighter Side
Since Barack Obama revealed he feels snowmen are “creepy”, they have been mysteriously appearing around the White House.
There are close-up images, and then there are the ones taken by Muhammad Roem, an amateur Indonesian photographer. From dancing frogs to cheeky geckos, there is little that escapes 28-year-old Mr Roem’s camera.
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