February



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| Retail & PCI-DSS
February 28, 2018
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Adzuna says half of shopworkers are CV liars

A new survey reveals almost half of retail staff have lied on their CVs at some point in their career.

Adzuna say that 48% have put down a porky on their resume, and 56% would be prepared to tell a "big lie" if it meant they could bag their dream job.

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| Local Authorities | Transportation
February 12, 2018
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Enhanced Criminal Record Checks for Taxi and Private Hire Drivers

Currently, guidelines allow Councils to set their own rules for driver standards, including whether to carry out checks. Under the new proposals, every Council in England would be forced to carry out checks on all drivers. Taxi and private hire drivers would not be able to acquire a licence without passing an enhanced criminal record check. A new database will also stop applicants who have been refused elsewhere, applying again to a new Council. National minimum standards would also be set.

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February 8, 2018
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Singapore Moots Stricter Use Of National Id, Bill To Ease Data-Sharing Within Government

The Singapore government is reviewing guidelines that limit the use of national identification numbers.

The revisions to the advisory guidelines in the country 's Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) pertain specifically to the collection, use and disclosure of NRIC numbers. The numbers, which are unique to each Singapore resident, currently are used widely to facilitate various functions, including gaining entry to buildings and signing up for customer loyalty programmes.

A bill recently introduced in Singapore will support the government 's effort to better enable public sector agencies to share data with one another. The Public Sector (Governance) Act 2018 also will enable government agencies to share data amongst themselves as permitted under the data-sharing directive.

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