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Risk Digest: Majority of UK businesses unaware of GDPR +More

Majority of UK businesses are unaware of GDPR, DHL fined £2 million over the death of a worker, Kew Garden’s to open again and more!

GDPR

Information Security

“Less than a month before GDPR, majority of UK businesses remain unaware of data processing law” Read the full article here.

 

“Twitter has urged its 336 million users to change their passwords after the company discovered a bug that stored passwords in plain text in an internal system.” Read the full article here.


Health & Safety

“Logistics firm DHL has been fined £2 million over the death of a worker at its depot in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.” Read the full article here.

“A meta-analysis of medical research on the health impacts of shift-work has concluded that there is an increased risk of cardiovascular disease among shift-workers, and urged policy makers and employers to specifically target shift workers to improve their health outcomes.” Read the full article here.


Food 

“‘Wonky’ fruit and vegetables that would have been thrown away are now being used to make a new range of juices, in one of a number of assaults on food waste.” Read the full article here.

 

“The nation’s most divided spread has released a new version and its fans are freaking out.” Read the full article here.


Environment

“Wimbledon has joined the plastic war after it announced it will scrap straws at this year’s championships.” Read the full article here.

 

“The last plants have been planted at Kew Garden’s Temperate House as it reopens following a major restoration.” Read the full article here.


Energy

“Prime Minister Theresa May has officially opened what is said to be the first renewable energy training facility at a Further Education college in the UK.” Read the full article here.

 

“The growing success of the renewable industry in meeting the UK’s climate targets will be praised today by Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry in a keynote speech to the All-Energy conference in Glasgow today (3 May 2018).” Read the full article here.


Wellbeing

“‘Presenteeism’, or people coming into work when they are ill, has more than tripled since 2010, according to the latest CIPD/Simplyhealth Health and Well-being at Work report.” Read the full article here.

 

“Stress, and stress-inducing situations, are the main causes of short-term absence (i.e. up to 26 weeks) according to research* from Group Risk Development (GRiD), the industry body for the group protection sector.” Read the full article here.


Tech

“Detroit (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp said on Thursday it is building a closed-course test facility in Michigan for its self-driving vehicle technology that will replicate “edge case” driving scenarios that are too dangerous to conduct on public roads.” Read the full article here.

 

“Apple has been accused of finding unnecessary faults with iPhones and thereby profiting from a battery replacement initiative.” Read the full article here.


Brexit

“While nothing compared to the screaming, shouting mother of all political rollercoaster rides in the UK when it comes to Brexit, the EU is on a children’s version of the above at the very least.” Read the full article here.

 

“Britain’s powerhouse financial services have a “very bright” future after Brexit if the UK uses its new-found freedom to reform world systems and its own and to strike new deals, experts have concluded.” Read the full article here.


The Lighter Side     

“What do you do once you’ve won so much money you can quit your job and retire in a mansion?” Read the full article here.

 

“There may not be another tale of friendship as heartwarming as the story of Xiongxiong and his owner.” Read the full article here.


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