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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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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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‘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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British Land confirms higher dividend

“British Land Co. also confirmed that its interim dividend for the first quarter ended June 30 will be 7.75 pence per share, up 3% on the first-quarter dividend last year, and that the payment will be made on Nov. 9” writes Oliver Griffin for marketwatch.com. The property development and investment company said leasing activity in its offices businesses was good, with 98% of its portfolio occupied.The company warned that the retail market remains challenging due to the impact of long-term structural change driven by the internet and short-term market headwinds. Source:…

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No deal on Brexit would be a problem for us, Leonardo chief says

“A major European defense contractor has said a ‘no-deal Brexit’ will impact its operations in the United Kingdom” writes David Reid for cnbc.com. This is very important for the U.K. and EU as well.” BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce and Leonardo Spa have teamed up to build Britain’s next generation plane, according to Reuters. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Theresa May: Trump advised me to sue EU over Brexit

“During their joint press conference Friday, Trump mentioned he had given May some advice, but noted she found it “too brutal.”” reports washingtonexaminer.com. However, during their joint press conference Friday, Trump called that interview “fake news” and said a bilateral trade deal “will absolutely be possible” once Brexit is complete.But interestingly what the president also said at that press conference was don’t walk away — don’t walk away from negotiations, because then you’re stuck.”.  Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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