Applicable Legislation Policy

Applicable Legislation Policy

Posted by Peter Bassill on 05/01/2021

This policy outlines the applicable relevant legislation and regulation that pertains to {company_name}, how it is monitored and kept up to date.
This policy covers all information assessments present at {company_name}.
This policy applies to employees, contractors, consultants, temporaries, and other workers at {company_name}, including all personnel affiliated with third parties. This policy applies to all equipment that is owned or leased by {company_name}. 
The follow list of laws, regulations and standards are considered as applicable legislation within {company_name}:

UK Data Protection Act 1998
Gibraltar Data Protection Act 2004
EU General Data Protection Regulation
Crimes (Computer Hacking) Act 2009 (Gibraltar)
US Code 18 C119 & C2511 (Wiretap and Interception)
UK Electronic Communications Act 2000
Consumer Protection Regulations 2000
Freedom Of Information Act 2000
The Telecommunications (Lawful Business Practice and Interception of Communications) Regulations 2000
Computer Misuse Act 1990
Communications Act 2006 (Gibraltar)

Communications (Combating Child Pornography) Regulations 2013

The Electronics Signatures Regulations 2002
The Telecommunications (Data Protection & Privacy, Direct Marketing) Regulations 1999
The Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2003

The Consumer Protection (Distance Selling)(Amendment) Regulations 2005

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000
Civil Contingencies Act (2014)

Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 & Amendment 2010

Companies Act 2006

The Limited Liability Partnerships (Application of Companies Act 2006) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

The Human Rights Act 1998 & Amendment Order 2005

The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003
Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014

Supplemental Source for Health Records workers

NHS Guidance on Legal and Professional Obligations 

Responsibility for monitoring changes and updates is that of the CEO. Updates are reviewed at the Board meetings as required. With each update an action is assigned by the relevant person to ensure the updates are reflected in Policy / Procedure and communicated as required.
Compliance Measurement
The {company_name} Team will verify compliance to this policy through various methods, including but not limited to, business tool reports, internal and external audits, and feedback to the policy owner.
Any exceptions to the policy must be approved by the CEO in advance. 
Any employee found to have violated this policy may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

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