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Risk Digest: “How safe are the UK’s learning environments”? and more interesting news!

Your Risk Digest for Friday 8th September includes: Expert advice on how to deal with data breaches, an article asking “how safe are the UK’s learning environments?”, a review on “the calming effects of the scenic Serenity spa at the Pine Cliffs resort in Albufeira” and more.


UK Data Protection Laws Changing

Information Security

“Experts give their view on the CeX data breach and how firms can minimise the damage if something similar happened to them” Read the full article here.

 

“In the latest inadvertent data leak, a contractor left thousands of CVs belonging to former US military personnel exposed online” Read the full article here.


Health & Safety

“A manufacturer of steel building components in Leominster has been fined after an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found a piece of equipment was missing the necessary safeguards to prevent crushing injuries. As a result, a worker was fatally crushed.” Read the full article here.

 

“Kids are back to school and the start of another year of education is underway. But, SHP asks: just how safe are the UK’s learning environments?” Read the full article here.


Food 

“A series of searches, carried out in a multi-agency effort across three premises in England, have uncovered a significant amount of what is believed to be 2,4 dinitrophenol, (commonly known as DNP).” Read the full article here.

 

“The UK’s obesity crisis is being fuelled by businesses pushing unhealthy food and larger portions on shoppers, according to health experts.” Read the full article here.


Environment

“Microplastic contamination has been found in tap water in countries around the world, leading to calls from scientists for urgent research on the implications for health.” Read the full article here.

 

“A stretch of coastline which is one of the most important sites in the UK for seabirds such as Arctic terns and Atlantic puffins has been given greater protection.” Read the full article here.


Energy

“Government must incentivise households to make energy saving improvements to improve air quality and warm homes” Read the full article here.

 

“People’s Energy seeks ‘fairer, simpler’ way to supply energy while undermining dominance of big six suppliers” Read the full article here.


Wellbeing

“Former Manchester firefighter Samantha Briggs became Britain’s first and only CrossFit Games world champion in 2013. She tells Mark Bailey why CrossFit is the perfect workout for time-poor, working adults – including her 55-year-old mum” Read the full article here.

 

“Our sleuth investigates the curative claims of wellbeing retreats worldwide. This week: the calming effects of the scenic Serenity spa at the Pine Cliffs resort in Albufeira, the Algarve, Portugal” Read the full article here.


Tech

“Analysis: Craig Federighi, Apple’s head of software engineering has taken over development of the Siri with plans to improve integration with iOS” Read the full article here.

 

“WhatsApp reveals more details about long-awaited business edition, promising verified accounts and ability to stop spam” Read the full article here.


Brexit

“The Conservative party’s split on Brexit continues to affect the process, former Treasury minister Lord Jim O’Neill has told the BBC.” Read the full article here.

 

“Theresa May is poised to make an unprecedented attempt to fix the parliamentary system, allowing her to grab sweeping powers ahead of Brexit, The Independent can reveal.” Read the full article here.


The Lighter Side    

“Described as white, of short stature and with a distinctive patch on its lower back, the bird was seen choosing a packet of salt and vinegar crisps then legging it out of Greggs.” Read the full article here.

 

“You have to take your hat off the people attending the Bridport Hat Festival in Dorset, they know how to have fun. Every year thousands of people descend on the town with the most ridiculous headgear they can imagine – and we’re not talking about a slightly edgy slogan or a colourful snapback.” Read the full article here.


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