Francesca Fellowes

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Francesca Fellowes’ practice covers both commercial and intellectual property work. She has substantial experience in all aspects of non-contentious commercial work and specialises in both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property work. She also has a specialist knowledge of data protection law and in particular, advising on the compliance aspects of and project-managing multi-jurisdictional projects for global clients.

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Whistleblowing hotline compliance issues in Europe – Part 3

This post continues our short series dealing with the obligations and conditions which may be imposed by EU privacy law on businesses setting up whistleblowing hotlines in the region.  See our earlier posts: Part 1  and Part 2. Specific Data Security Requirements   The use of appropriate security measures to protect personal data from unauthorised use or … Continue Reading

Whistleblowing hotline compliance issues in Europe – Part 2

This is the second part of my series of posts looking at traps for the unwary when setting up a hotline for whistleblowers in your European operations.  Read Part 1.   Notifications and Authorisations  Some EU Data Privacy Authorities, for example in France, require their prior authorisation to be sought before a hotline is implemented. Many … Continue Reading

Whistle-blowing hotline compliance issues in Europe – Part 1

Corporate compliance hotlines, or whistle-blowing hotlines, enable employees to report suspicions of violations of corporate rules, financial misconduct and other infractions on a confidential and sometimes also anonymous basis. They are considered by many corporations to be necessary to support good corporate governance and an aid in the fight against bribery, corruption and financial crime. … Continue Reading