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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.
New liabilities, new investigations, but the same inflationary pressures
New instructions, New investigations, but same inflationary pressures on costs claims in the UK.
Are we entering the age of COVID-19 passports in the sport industry?
In this article, we consider where we are on the government’s roadmap out of lockdown and set out considerations for sports event organisers to take into account, in light of the most recent government guidance.
California Supreme Court clarifies the special relationship requirement in abuse cases
On April 1, 2021, the California Supreme Court entered an opinion in Brown v. USA Taekwondo, which involves sexual abuse-related claims against USA Taekwondo (“USAT”) and the United States Olympic Committee (“USOC”).
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.
Workplace Issues & COVID-19 in Asia-Pacific: Thailand
Currently, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak has spread across the world and the World Health Organization (WHO) stated that COVID-19 could be characterized as a pandemic (WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic on 11 March 2020). People and outbound travellers are recommended to closely monitor the situation. Moreover, the public must fully cooperate and act as the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) recommends for your safety and for the safety of others, and to decrease the negative social and economic impacts.