Dealing with your Industry's Regulator
The Commercial team at BPE deals with a wide range of regulatory matters and bodies and can review industry regulations and provide advice on the content and implications of them upon your business.
Anti-bribery & corruption laws
It is illegal to offer, promise, give, request, agree, receive or accept bribes. You should put in place an anti bribery policy if someone within your business could be exposed to or at risk of being bribed. The policy should include the business's approach to reducing and controlling the risks of bribery, rules about accepting gifts, hospitality and donations, guidance on how to conduct business negotiations an rules on avoiding or stopping conflicts of interest. We have a great deal of experience in supporting companies write and enforce anti bribery policies and would be happy to talk you through the options.
The Data Protection Act controls how you are allowed to use the personal data your business accrues. Everyone responsible for using data has to follow strict rules called data protection principles. The information must be:
- used fairly and lawfully
- used for limited, specifically stated purpose
- used in a way that is adequate relevant and not excessive
- kept for no longer than is absolutely necessary
- handled according to people's data protection rights
- kept safe and secure
- not transferred outside the UK without protection
For all business related to data protection please contact our Commercial team. There is stronger legal protection for senstive data which we can advise you on.