With the GDPR dominating the headlines over the past year, the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) has taken a backseat. Just like the GDPR, the PECR focuses on streamlining digital interactions with customers, and although it has existed since 2003, the law is getting a major overhaul in line with the GDPR. Read more here.
In February 2016, increased fines were introduced for breaches around corporate manslaughter, food safety and hygiene offences, and health and safety offences. Within the first twelve months the number of health and safety prosecutions against directors and officers tripled, yet many UK businesses still believe they do not need Directors and Officers (D&O) insurance and see it is an unnecessary and additional cost.