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Category Archive: Law

Want to be Forgotten? Google Launch Removal of Information Form

Many of us have done it: posted something online and instantly regretted it, hastily removing it. Although your post may disappear from immediate view, did you know that it can and will remain in cyberspace for years to come? Until recently that is. A new ruling by the European courts means that internet users can now request irrelevant information to be removed from online searches completely – well, almost. A Landmark Case On 13th May 2014, the EU courts in Luxembourg ruled against internet giants, Google stating that people had the right to request information about their past removed from online searches. The case was initiated by Mario Costeja González […]

Does the UK need a culture of prompt business payments?

Although the majority of businesses pay their bills within the timescales permitted through UK employment law, there is a problem with late payments within corporate transactions. Countless businesses and self-employed individuals go through serious financial difficulties every year because of late payments, which stops these parties from investing, promoting jobs creation and contributing to the economy of the UK. Therefore, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills held a UK law review on late payments. It looked into what could be done to enhance transparency and accountability to change business culture, how small businesses can be helped to deal with the consequences of late payment, how small businesses could be […]