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Mar
12
Tue
2019
9:00 am The Effective Non-Executive Dire... @ Institute of Directors
The Effective Non-Executive Dire... @ Institute of Directors
Mar 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
The effective Non-Executive Director course helps you to be an effective non-executive director. It instils a real sense of what is expected of NEDs, and how you can meet the challenge. <img data-attachment-id='113603' data-permalink='https://nedworks.net/10-things-non-executive-directors-can-do-to-satisfy-their-legal-responsibilities/ned3-2/' data-orig-file='https://i1.wp.com/nedworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/NED31.png?fit=1500%2C883&ssl=1' data-orig-size='1500,883' data-comments-opened='0'[...]
Apr
30
Tue
2019
9:00 am How to become a Non-Executive Di... @ The Waterfront
How to become a Non-Executive Di... @ The Waterfront
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Are you thinking of becoming a Non-Executive Director as part of a Portfolio Career or to develop your boardroom skills prior to taking up an executive director role? <img data-attachment-id='211' data-permalink='https://nedworks.net/how-to-become-a-non-executive-director-bristol-21-january-2013/boardroomlr/' data-orig-file='https://i1.wp.com/nedworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/boardroomlr-e1403708151819.png?fit=600%2C486&ssl=1' data-orig-size='600,486' data-comments-opened='0' data-image-meta='{'aperture':'0','credit':'','camera':'','caption':'','created_timestamp':'0','copyright':'','focal_length':'0','iso':'0','shutter_speed':'0','title':''}'[...]
May
23
Thu
2019
9:00 am How to become a Non-Executive Di... @ Institute of Directors
How to become a Non-Executive Di... @ Institute of Directors
May 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
How to become a Non-Executive Director – London 23 May 2019 @ Institute of Directors
Find out how you can obtain a Non-Executive Director position by booking a place on this interactive 1-day course. <img data-attachment-id='113603' data-permalink='https://nedworks.net/10-things-non-executive-directors-can-do-to-satisfy-their-legal-responsibilities/ned3-2/' data-orig-file='https://i1.wp.com/nedworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/NED31.png?fit=1500%2C883&ssl=1' data-orig-size='1500,883' data-comments-opened='0' data-image-meta='{'aperture':'0','credit':'','camera':'','caption':'','created_timestamp':'0','copyright':'','focal_length':'0','iso':'0','shutter_speed':'0','title':'','orientation':'0'}' data-image-title='NED3' data-image-description=' ‘ data-medium-file=’https://i1.wp.com/nedworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/NED31.png?fit=300%2C177&ssl=1′ data-large-file=’https://i1.wp.com/nedworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/NED31.png?fit=695%2C409&ssl=1′ class=’alignright size-medium wp-image-113603′ src=’https://i0.wp.com/www.nedworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/NED31-300×177.png?resize=300%2C177&ssl=1′[...]
Jun
11
Tue
2019
9:00 am The Effective Non-Executive Dire... @ The Plaza
The Effective Non-Executive Dire... @ The Plaza
Jun 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
The effective Non-Executive Director course helps you to be an effective non-executive director. It instils a real sense of what is expected of NEDs, and how you can meet the challenge. <img data-attachment-id='113603' data-permalink='https://nedworks.net/10-things-non-executive-directors-can-do-to-satisfy-their-legal-responsibilities/ned3-2/' data-orig-file='https://i1.wp.com/nedworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/NED31.png?fit=1500%2C883&ssl=1' data-orig-size='1500,883' data-comments-opened='0'[...]
Jun
25
Tue
2019
9:00 am How to become a Non-Executive Di... @ Cornwall Buildings
How to become a Non-Executive Di... @ Cornwall Buildings
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
How to become a Non-Executive Director – Birmingham 25 June 2019 @ Cornwall Buildings
Find out how you can obtain a Non-Executive Director position by booking a place on this interactive 1-day course.   <img data-attachment-id='2823' data-permalink='https://nedworks.net/become-non-executive-director-manchester-24-september-2014/ned1/' data-orig-file='https://i2.wp.com/nedworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/NED1-e1403709592905.png?fit=600%2C300&ssl=1' data-orig-size='600,300' data-comments-opened='0' data-image-meta='{'aperture':'0','credit':'','camera':'','caption':'','created_timestamp':'0','copyright':'','focal_length':'0','iso':'0','shutter_speed':'0','title':''}' data-image-title='NED1' data-image-description=' ‘ data-medium-file=’https://i2.wp.com/nedworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/NED1-e1403709592905.png?fit=300%2C149&ssl=1′ data-large-file=’https://i2.wp.com/nedworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/NED1-e1403709592905.png?fit=695%2C347&ssl=1′ class=’alignright size-medium wp-image-2823′[...]

Carers’ Support – Canterbury, Dover & Thanet – Trustee

Trustee – Carers’ Support – Canterbury, Dover & Thanet Organisation: Carers’ Support – Canterbury, Dover & Thanet Reference: Vacancy Type: Trustee Deadline: 6th March 2019 Region: South East Vacancy Details Do you share our ambition of improving the lives of people caring for others? Are you looking for Board-level experience and training? Our charity in […]

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SATEDA – Trustee

Trustee – SATEDA Organisation: SATEDA Reference: Vacancy Type: Trustee Deadline: 29th March 2019 Region: South East Vacancy Details SATEDA are seeking new trustees to join their dynamic and passionate board. SATEDA is a charity which supports survivors of domestic abuse within the Swale and Medway districts of Kent. The board meet bi-monthly and there is […]

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Delt Shared Services Ltd – Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director – Delt Shared Services Ltd Business / Organisation Name: Delt Shared Services Ltd Business / Organisation Sector: Private Business / Organisation Website: http://www.deltservices.co.uk Business / Organisation Type: Private Company Role Title: Non-Executive Director Remuneration: Paid Role Description Delt Shared Services Ltd. exists to help our partners and clients do amazing things. We continue to deliver significant financial benefits, greater […]

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Cambridge Analytica and Facebook scandal ‘a failure of governance’

Facebook

In a report examining the production of “fake news”, members of the digital, culture, media and sport committee concluded that regulation needs tightening, with the introduction of a compulsory code of ethics for tech companies and their use of data.

They also recommended the creation of a new independent regulator to rule on what may be considered harmful content and reforms that would ensure tech companies assume legal liability for such content.

The report looked at disinformation and “fake news” online, the privacy of social media users and the ability to affect their political choices online.

The investigation followed revelations that the data of millions of Facebook users and their “friends” had been passed to Cambridge Analytica by a third party, GSR, for use in political campaign management.

Facebook denied it knew about the passing of data—a breach of its third-party user terms—until it broke as a media story in March 2018.

The report said the breach should have been referred to chief executive Mark Zuckerberg immediately.

“The fact that it was not is evidence that Facebook did not treat the breach with the seriousness it merited,” said the report. “It was a profound failure of governance within Facebook that its CEO did not know what was going on, the company now maintains, until the issue became public to us all in 2018.

“The incident displays the fundamental weakness of Facebook in managing its responsibilities to the people whose data is used for its own commercial interests.”

An ethical issue

Data management, security and privacy has become an increasingly fraught ethical issue for companies building business models on vast quantities of user data, with frequent media stories about data security breaches by hackers or the misuse of data by companies.

In figures published last month, the Institute of Business Ethics revealed a sharp increase in the number of “ethical lapses” involving information technology.

Fuelled by the introduction of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), stories of problematic data breaches took IT from third to second place in the list of sectors with the greatest number of ethical lapses.

Data protection and privacy was the third most-reported ethical issue in news reporting. It was not among the top nine in 2017.

The IBE said in its report: “Such media headlines also made individuals question how their data is stored and used, which forced some companies to defend the way they manage the personal information of their customers and other stakeholders.”

Damian Collins, chair of the culture committee, said: “The big tech companies are failing in the duty of care they owe to their users to act against harmful content, and to respect their data privacy rights.

“Companies like Facebook exercise massive market power which enables them to make money by bullying the smaller technology companies and developers who rely on this platform to reach their customers.

“We need a radical shift in the balance of power between the platforms and the people”

—Damian Collins, chair of the digital, culture, media and sport committee

“These are issues that the major tech companies are well aware of, yet continually fail to address. The guiding principle of the ‘move fast and break things’ culture often seems to be that it is better to apologise than ask permission.

“We need a radical shift in the balance of power between the platforms and the people. The age of inadequate self-regulation must come to an end. The rights of the citizen need to be established in statute, by requiring the tech companies to adhere to a code of conduct written into law by Parliament, and overseen by an independent regulator.”

The IBE’s findings along with the committee report will resonate with other tech and social media company boards concerned with the approach of formal regulation.

Earlier this month Instagram pledged to remove all images of “graphic self-harm” from the site following the suicide of teenager Molly Russell.

France and Germany have already introduced some legislation in relation to harmful content. Germany has the Network Enforcement Act, while French law allows judges to order the removal of content considered “disinformation”. Earlier this month the German information commissioner rebuked Facebook for its use of data.

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Tynedale Hospice at Home – Trustee

Trustee – Tynedale Hospice at Home Organisation: Tynedale Hospice at Home Reference: Vacancy Type: Trustee Deadline: 1st March 2019 Region: North East Vacancy Details Tynedale Hospice at Home Hexham, Northumberland Are you passionate about making a difference in an organisation that supports people with life-limiting illnesses and people who are experiencing bereavement? If this sounds like […]

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Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust – Non-executive Director

Non-executive Director – Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust We are recruiting a Non-executive Director to chair the Audit and Assurance Committee for Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community. S1837 Essential criteria You […]

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Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust – Non-executive Director

Non-executive Director – Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust We are recruiting a Non-executive Director to chair the Audit Committee for Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community. S1935 Essential criteria You […]

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The University of Aberdeen – 3 Governors (Independent Members of Court)

3 Governors – The University of Aberdeen The University of Aberdeen is one of the UK’s oldest and most distinguished universities. Named as the Scottish University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 and awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education 2017 in recognition of our […]

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Sarcoma UK – Trustee

Trustee – Sarcoma UK Organisation: Sarcoma UK Reference: Vacancy Type: Trustee Deadline: 10th March 2019 Region: London Vacancy Details Every day 15 people in the UK are told they have sarcoma, a cancer of the bone and soft tissue which can develop anywhere in the body. Sarcoma UK is a national charity that funds research, […]

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All We Can – Trustees

Trustees – All We Can Organisation: All We Can Reference: All We Can Board of Trustees Vacancy Type: Trustee Deadline: 26th March 2019 Region: Nation Wide Vacancy Details Could you help us fulfil potential as a Trustee? The Board of Trustees of All We Can is currently seeking trustees for a variety of roles focused on […]

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