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British Airways asks customers to share personal data on Twitter ‘to comply with GDPR’

“British Airways has been accused of putting customers at risk of fraud in GDPR mixup” writes Sam Dumitriu for telegraph.co.uk. The airline asked disgruntled customers to tweet their full names, passport details, last four digits of their credit cards and their billing address “to comply with GDPR” before it could investigate complaints.In several instances British Airways customers began responding with their personal details, which can be viewed not only by British Airways’ 1.16m followers, but by anyone who visits its Twitter page. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Could a four-day working week become the new norm for British employees?

“A New Zealand-based company hit the headlines this week when it announced that its six-week trial allowing all employees to work a four-day week, while getting paid for five, had been a resounding success and would likely become a permanent initiative” writes Jeremy Warner for telegraph.co.uk. Perpetual Guardian, which manages trusts, wills and estate planning, began the trial in March, giving all 200 employees an extra day off work every week. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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GBP Daily Review July 20, 2018

GBP Daily Review for July 20, 2018 GBPUSD Price Analysis – Continued Weakness or Nearing Oversold? The British Pound continues to fall against the US Dollar on a combination of weak UK data prints, ongoing Brexit confusion and Fed-inspired greenback strength.   FTSE 100 Topside Breakout Iminent as GBPUSD Plunge Persists FTSE 100 Topside Breakout Iminent as GBPUSD Plunge Persists   US Dollar Strength Persists: Euro, Yen, Pound and Gold Suffer USD continues to advance, increasing the downward pressure on EUR, JPY, GBP and gold.   GBP/USD drops below 1.3000…

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New clues in UK Novichok poisoning case point to an assassination plot involving Russia’s military intelligence service

“Russian double agent Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, were poisoned by the nerve agent in Salisbury, England, in March” writes Kelly Mclaughlin for businessinsider.com. UK officials in protective suits inspect a bench where Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found after a suspected nerve agent attack.In recent weeks British police have also been investigating a second Novichok attack, in which a woman died on July 8.Peter Nicholls/Reuters UK police believe that they have identified the suspected perpetrators behind the Novichok poisoning attack on Russian former spy Sergei Skripal. Source: businessinsider.com…

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British intelligence uses child spies in covert operations

“British police and intelligence agencies are using children as spies in covert operations against terrorists, gangs and drug dealers” writes Damien Gayle for theguardian.com. The House of Lords secondary legislation scrutiny committee raised concerns over the orders in a report published last Thursday.A committee of the House of Lords revealed the practice while raising the alarm over government plans to give law enforcement bodies more freedom over their use of children.Home Office correspondence with the committee, published in the report, suggests children are not only used to furnish the police…

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Britain seeking finest solutions to expand trade ties with Iran

“Following the U.S. withdrawal from the deal in May, Iran has said it would stop complying with the nuclear deal unless it continues to receive the economic benefits of the 2015 agreement” reports tehrantimes.com. That deal saw most international sanctions on Tehran lifted in exchange for strict but temporary restrictions on Iran’s nuclear work.The British official named banking issues as the main challenge on the way of boosting Iran-Europe trade which should be coped with as soon as possible.The move is the first concrete sign that Europe could deliver on…

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GBP Daily Review July 19, 2018

GBP Daily Review for July 19, 2018 GBP Drops Sharply on Weak UK Inflation Data | Webinar The British Pound has tumbled as the CPI measure of UK inflation held steady at 2.4% in June rather than rising to 2.6% as analysts   GBP: Guided by political uncertainty – Rabobank According to Jane Foley, Senior FX Strategist at Rabobank, given the backdrop of heightened political uncertainty in the UK, it is a relief that at le   GBP/USD breaches 1.3030 post-UK CPI, fresh 2018 lows The British Pound met further…

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GBP/USD: Political Uncertainty & Soft Inflation Could Push-Back BoE August Hike – MUFG

“The pound was hit by weak inflation that joined political uncertainty and other issues” writes Yohay’s Google Profile for forexcrunch.com. Understandably market participants are building in a higher risk premium into the pound to reflect heightened uncertainty, and the risk premium may need to rise further heading into the year ahead.The one reassuring development for the pound is that the numbers in parliament should still favor a softer Brexit when it comes to the crunch even if the votes this week do not back up our view,” MUFG adds. Source: forexcrunch.com…

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‘That particular detail is stuck in his mind’

“The British woman who was killed by the nerve agent novichok was exposed by unwittingly spraying perfume laced with the substance onto her own wrists, according to a new interview” writes Alexandra Ma for aol.com. “We don’t know yet if he had direct contact with the nerve agent like Dawn appears to have done or whether it was after he had touched her. …Dawn Sturgess sprayed the odd-smelling substance onto herself shortly before displaying symptoms of nerve agent poisoning, according to Matthew Rowley, the brother of Sturgess’s partner. Source: aol.com Share…

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