A joint consultation paper, issued in 2010 by the Law Commission for England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission, set out proposals for the review and reform of the UK law on level crossings with the aim of simplifying and modernising the current legal framework. The consultation period has now closed and the outcome is anticipated (www.lawcom.gov.uk/levelcrossings consultation.htm).
ISO 27001 is the international standard that sets out the requirements for a complete information security management system, ensuring that the information held by an organisation is lawfully and properly stored, processed and controlled through appropriate security measures and compliance with legal requirements. ISO 27001 can be used to benefit any organisation, of whatever type or size, in any sector.
What is the new criminal offence of corporate manslaughter?
The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 came into force in April 2008. It provides a new criminal offence that is applicable to the public and private sectors. The offence created by the new Act applies to organisations rather than individuals but has serious implications for senior managers.