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Terrorism (Protection of premises) Bill: briefing note
The Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Bill, also known as the ‘Protect Duty’ or ‘Martyn’s Law’, aims to keep people safe from terrorist attacks by introducing proportionate security requirements for certain public venues.
Guidelines on key compliance requirements for the Personal Data Protection Act in Thailand
After several years of delays the Personal Data Protection Act B.E. 2562 (2019) ("PDPA") came into force in Thailand on 1 June 2022. Since then, on 20 June 2022, subordinate legislation (the "Notifications") under the PDPA was issued by the Personal Data Protection Committee ("PDPC") and published in the Royal Thai Government Gazette.
These Notifications are intended to set out the various criteria and rules, as well as much needed guidance and clarification, of some key requirements under the PDPA.
The Queen’s Speech 2022: what to expect
The State Opening of Parliament will take place on 10 May 2022, with the Queen’s Speech setting out the Government’s agenda and economic plans for the next session. We take a look at what new laws could be announced and what measures from last year’s Queen’s Speech are confirmed as being carried over.
Is your school trip a "package"?
When booking school trips, it is important to consider the legal definition of a “package” holiday. Failing to do so could result in travelling without legal and financial protection. In this article we consider how the definition of “package” holiday has widened, what now constitutes a “package” and how this applies in practice.
Coronavirus - impact on UK and Ireland injury claims
To put it mildly, COVID-19 has been a game-changer in the personal injury sector. That includes the scope of purchased insurance products and their coverage.
New Title IX regulations pose additional challenges to educational institutions
In a time of self-reflection and metamorphosis for many educational institutions across the country, the final draft Title IX Regulations released by Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education last week add to the unprecedented ambiguity colleges and universities are currently facing.
Workplace Issues & COVID-19 in Asia Pacific
The World Organisation (WHO) has now upgraded the status of the Covid-19 outbreak from epidemic to pandemic. It is a global health threat and is causing unprecedented disruption.
Workplace Issues & COVID-19 in Asia Pacific: Australia
COVID-19 is rapidly encroaching on all facets of Australian life and business. Regrettably, known cases of COVID-19 in Australia are presently increasing. Businesses are naturally concerned about the health and safety of their workforce and ensuring ‘BAU’ as far as possible. This bulletin is intended to provide some clarity amongst the confusion for employers asking the question: what are my obligations under Australian employment law?
Workplace Issues & COVID-19 in Asia Pacific: Hong Kong
Hong Kong is fortunate to have a world class health system. Perhaps more importantly it has extensive experience and expertise in the management of epidemics of infectious diseases gained as a result of relatively recent outbreaks of SARS in 2003 and H1N1 (Swine flu) in 2009.
Workplace Issues & COVID-19 in Asia Pacific: Singapore
On 7 February 2020, due to heightened risk caused by the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, the Singapore government raised the country’s outbreak alert level to Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (“DORSCON”) orange.