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84% Recruiters Expect Increased Hiring Activity: Naukri Hiring Outlook

A sample of 3,310 recruiters from across India took part in the Naukri Hiring Outlook survey, which revealed a positive hiring outlook for the coming six months. The study demonstrated that 84 percent of respondents are expecting an increase in hiring activity, a 20 percent increase in comparison to the outlook from July through December. […]


Australia and Chinese Taipei Join the APEC CBPR System

Australia and Chinese Taipei joined the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) system in November, which is a regional multilateral cross-border transfer mechanism and an enforceable privacy code of conduct and certification developed for businesses by the 21 APEC member economies. The Attorney-General’s department in Australia said that it plans to work with both the Office […]


Singapore Tops Global Talent Rankings

The top three spots of the Global Talent Competitive Index (GTCI) have remained unchanged since last year, with Singapore leading in talent rankings, followed by Switzerland and the United States, respectively. New Zealand and Australia are the only other APAC nations to make the top 20. With a special focus on entrepreneurial talent, the report […]


Austria: Increased Due Diligence Obligations for Shareholder Creditors?

Under the Austrian Insolvency Code, those who wish to challenge certain disadvantageous transactions carried out by the debtor after material insolvency has occurred may do so. The risk of legal actions being contested is particularly relevant for shareholders who are also creditors of the debtor company. The Austrian Supreme Court recently needed to decide on […]


Data Protection Compliance: Do You Have an Appropriate Policy Document in Place?

Even though the May 25, 2018, compliance deadline for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)  has passed, data protection compliance has not ended. Working with the GDPR, the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) works with the GDPR and introduces additional requirements that businesses will need to watch out for, including obtaining an appropriate policy document. […]


Urgent Checks for 3,000 Foreign Medics After NHS Doctor Used Fake Degree for 22 Years

More than 3,000 doctors will have their backgrounds screened after 56-year-old doctor Zholia Alemi was found to be working as a psychiatrist for the NHS despite not having the required qualifications. Alemi’s fraud was discovered after Carlisle’s News and Star newspaper began an investigation. She was found guilty last month of faking an elderly patient’s […]


The Difficulty with International Criminality Checking

Data released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that 11 percent of all people employed in the United Kingdom are non-UK nationals. Although it is a more complicated process, hiring foreign nationals is a way the country fills skills shortages and meets labour demands, as well as increases diversity in the workplace. […]


EU DPAs Receive Thousands of Complaints Under the GDPR

In late October, European Digital Rights (EDRi) published statistics collected from eight European Union (EU) Member States that indicate that the entry of the General Data Protection Regulation has resulted in thousands of complaints from EU individuals. The United Kingdom’s DPA, the United Kingdom Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), topped the list of complaints received at […]


EU Approves Regulation Prohibiting National Data Storage Requirements

European Union (EU) institutions recently reached a political agreement on a regulation that would prohibit requirements for national data storage. The effort, which is intended to encourage the free flow of non-personal data in Europe, requires that EU states communicate to the European Commission any remaining or planned data localisation restrictions. Public authorities still will […]


EU and U.S. Second Annual Review of Privacy Shield

The first day of a review of the Privacy Shield, a framework that regulates and facilitates the exchange of personal data across the Atlantic, focused on the commercial aspects of the regulation in relation to its enforcement and oversight. The second day included developments concerning the collection of personal data by United States authorities for […]




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