Monthly Archives: March 2014

Do you or your business use computers, smart phones, tablets and the like?

Are you worried about protecting your business and your information, such as customer details or trade secrets?  Do you loose sleep thinking about your reputation and standing if some one does hack your system or pinches your phone? Do you … Continue reading

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Employers responsibilities to Health and Safety

Ask yourself these questions: Who or what would be affected by my action or non action? What would be the likelihood of injury or damage and to what extent? What would be the outcome or consequences? A safe system of … Continue reading

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The Consumer Rights Bill

Image courtesy of Cooldesign/FreeDigitalPhotos.net Consumer law governing the sale of goods is complex, which is burdensome for business, and consumers are often poorly informed about their rights. In some cases, consumers do not pursue remedies as they are not aware that a remedy is available … Continue reading

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£200,000 fine for Data Protection breaches! A big reminder from the Information Commissioners Office to treat personal information with respect. Data Controllers need to know what  information they are holding. They must take active steps to ensure the personal data … Continue reading

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Does my hard drive need to be encrypted?

It very much depends on the information that you hold on it and the risk of it being compromised. Clearly a laptop which you carry around with you and has the personal data of your clients on it is more … Continue reading

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Does the Data Protection Act apply to paper based files?

Absolutely, the Data Protection Act is based around eight principles of good information handling. They give people specific rights in relation to their personal information and put obligations on those responsible for processing it. The key word is processing and … Continue reading

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Can you help me with DBS checks?

Yes, Crimson Crab can help you with carrying out a criminal record check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Before you ask a person to make an application for a DBS check you are legally responsible for ensuring that … Continue reading

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What can I do to show that I try to minimise my clients exposure to risk?

That’s a great question, and the solution is a documented process that addresses all the potential client concerns. Thus where a client carries out comprehensive due diligence before engagement it facilitates and expedites the process. This can also avoid the … Continue reading

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