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Risk Digest: e-evidence Law – Power to Demand Data Across Borders

The ‘e-evidence’ law would force tech firms to hand over data within as little as six hours, a leaked report into the Grenfell Tower tragedy reveals information on how the fire spread, Costa Coffee has committed to recycling half a billion coffee cups a year by 2020 and more!

Information Security

“The ‘e-evidence’ law would force tech firms to hand over data within as little as six hours” Read the full article here.

 

“Facebook’s data protection credentials continue to come under intense scrutiny, with a huge chunk of users reportedly set to miss out on the protective measures offered under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).” Read the full article here.


Health & Safety

“A leaked report into the Grenfell Tower tragedy has reportedly claimed the fire was fuelled by botched refurbishment decisions that went beyond the use of flammable cladding panels.” Read the full article here.

 

“SHP spent the day with DriveTech, part of the AA, to understand the issues around fleet management and driver safety – as well as to get direct instruction on becoming better drivers, behind the wheel of a powerful BMW.” Read the full article here.


Food Safety

Food 

“Renowned meat lover Gordon Ramsay shocked the world this week when he announced he would be giving “this vegan thing a try” – and now animal charity PETA has responded.” Read the full article here.

 

“The food supply is too dirty; since 2014 the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has said that poultry isn’t clean enough that it can safely be washed without the risk of spreading infection. Meanwhile, consumer trust is understandably low, and the food industry is focused on the uncertainties arising from Brexit.” Read the full article here.


Environment

“The UK’s largest coffee retailer, Costa Coffee, has committed to recycling half a billion coffee cups a year by 2020 in a landmark act to tackle plastic waste.” Watch the video here.

 

“The National Trust needs to be more radical, the charity’s new director-general has told the BBC.” Read the full article here.


Solar Panels

Energy

“The tens of thousands of solar panels resting on the surface of the Yamakura dam reservoir have finally begun to earn their keep.” Read the full article here.

 

“The UK Government should introduce a new target for at least 60% of the country’s offshore wind projects to be sourced in Britain.” Read the full article here.


Mental Health

Wellbeing

“Labour MP Jess Phillips explains how female friendship became her coping strategy to improve her wellbeing and mental health.” Read the full article here.

“The Environment Agency has retained an award from mental health charity Mind for its ‘excellence in promoting wellbeing in the workplace.” Read the full article here.


Tech

“Google has launched a free messaging service that will link up with text messages to rival WhatsApp and Apple’s iMessage.” Read the full article here.

 

“A more affordable iPhone may be heading our way: Apple is rumored to be releasing a 6.1-inch iPhone in the fall priced as low as $550.” Read the full article here.


Pension IGCs

Finance

“London is the leading marketplace for infrastructure finance and project management, according to a new report, in a major snub to Project Fear as Brexit gathers pace.” Read the full article here.

 

“The EU’s response to weeding out corruption when it comes to financing European political parties is a lesson in how to short circuit accountability.” Read the full article here.


Brexit

“Given that the UK is split, it’s only fair if the government delivers ‘Brexit in name only’, as is looking increasingly likely” Read the full article here.

 

“The EU has comprehensively rejected British proposals for avoiding a hard border in Northern Ireland in a move which will cast serious doubt on the UK’s ability to leave the customs union, The Telegraph has learned.” Read the full article here.


The Lighter Side     

“Most people have become familiar with the cat mantra, “If it fits, I sits.” But what about trying to fit on top of a narrow doorframe?” Read the full article here.

 

“Staff at Smithsonian’s National Zoo are celebrating the exciting arrival of a newborn Western Lowland gorilla.” Read the full article here.


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