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You must monitor, report (to the SRA) and, where appropriate, publish data regarding the diversity of your workforce. The SRA is prescriptive about what data you must collect and from whom—for more guidance, see Practice Note: Diversity monitoring regulatory requirements.
This Practice Note explains the data protection implications of diversity monitoring, including whether:
you need consent from the individuals concerned
you can fall outside the scope of the data protection regime by collecting data in an anonymised form
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies wherever you process personal data. Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (data subject). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
Processing special category personal data is subject to a higher level of regulation under the GDPR. There are three main types of special category data:
data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs or trade union membership
genetic data, biometric data that uniquely identifies a natural person
data concerning health or a natural person's sex
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Elements of the offence of perverting the course of justicePerverting the course of justice is a common law offence which can only be tried on indictment in the Crown Court. The elements of the offence are:•a person acts or embarks on a course of conduct•which has a tendency to•and is intended to
Coronavirus (COVID-19): The guidance detailing normal practice set out in this Practice Note may be affected by measures concerning process and procedure in the civil courts that have been introduced as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For guidance, see Practice Note: Coronavirus
This Practice Note provides guidance on the SRA Codes of Conduct, contained in the SRA Standards and Regulations, in force from 25 November 2019. The SRA Standards and Regulations include two Codes of Conduct—a Code forSolicitors, RELs and RFLs and a Code for Firms. The Standards and Regulations
The offence of aggravated vehicle-takingA person is guilty of aggravated vehicle taking if:•they take a conveyance without the owner's or other lawful authority's consent for their own or another's use, or•knowing that any conveyance has been taken without such authority, drive it or allow
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