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In answering this Q&A, we have assumed that this Q&A is referring to the position under the proposed Data Protection Bill (the DPB 2017) and the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR), Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
The GDPR will become directly applicable and fully enforceable in all EU Member States from 25 May 2018. The GDPR will introduce substantial amendments to data protection law in the UK and Directive 95/46/EC (Data Protection Directive) and Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 1998) will be replaced.
As a regulation, specific implementing legislation is not required to transpose the GDPR into domestic law, although the GDPR does allow Member States to introduce further domestic provisions in a number of areas. In the UK, the government has introduced
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Dividends involve a distribution of cash or a distribution of non-cash assets (known as a distribution in kind or a distribution in specie).A scrip dividend (in a tax context, sometimes referred to as a stock dividend) allows a shareholder to receive new shares in a company as an alternative to a
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Codicils may be used for making any alteration in a Will such as to alter the executors or make changes in legacies, whether by addition or deletion but that is by no means their only use. As a general rule, substantial changes are best achieved by means of a new Will and codicils are more
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