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Public matters - August 2019

This month includes third country bidders and goods in the EU procurement market, framework agreements, conservation newsletter, first ICO fines under GDPR and the government's MSA review response.

14 August 2019

Welcome to our Public Matters Newsletter.

This month we have:

The Information Commissioners Office flexes its muscles: first fines under the GDPR

Two significant ‘statements of intention’ to fine have been issued by the ICO. Both have much wider relevance, especially for the health sector given the volume of sensitive information processed by health organisations. Charlotte Harpin takes a closer look.

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Local authority acquisition and disposal of land - watch our webinar recording

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Frameworks - still fit for purpose?

Anja Beriro and Peter Ware look at some of the polarised views on framework agreements, and whether anything can be done to improve their reputation.

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Conservation newsletter - August 2019

Our August conservation newsletter looks at climate change, bird netting, Oak Processionary Moth, recent case law and legislation updates.

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Third country bidders and goods in the EU procurement market

Whilst the European Commission ‘Guidance on the participation of third country bidders and good in the EU procurement market’ is not specifically Brexit related, it does provide useful guidance for UK companies on how they may be treated if the UK leaves the EU, particularly without a deal. Lucy Gregory summarises the key points.

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Government publishes MSA review response and associated consultation

Emma Grant outlines the key themes coming out of the Government’s response to the independent review of the Modern Slavery Act 2019.

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