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Hiring in India – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly by

As the world's largest democracy, India is a diverse and complex country with hundreds of languages, 10 million students and a 484 million-strong workforce, representing huge opportunities for global business. But with huge opportunities come big risks, which any company hiring in India needs to understand and manage to protect their business.

Bank of England Consults on Changes to 'Fitness and Propriety' Checks by m.downing
The Bank of England has recently announced proposed changes to Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) requirements which will have a direct impact on employment screening for UK financial institutions. The proposals include extending regulation and certification rules to all employees of relevant firms (except staff carrying out "purely ancillary functions") and the annual renewal of certification for all regulated roles.
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On November 15, the National Information Technology Authority Uganda, together with the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology and the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, circulated a draft Data Protection and Privacy Bill, 2014 for public consultation. Keep reading for an overview of the proposed legislation. 
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In August 2014, the Fair Works Council determined that an employer’s dismissal of an employee was not “harsh, unjust or unreasonable” as the employee falsified credentials during the application process. 
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For the past several years, the European Union's attempts at passing the Data Protection Regulation have fluctuated. However, pressure to pass the reform by 2015 have intensified following a joint declaration by elected representatives from 16 member states. 

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