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Incidences, (intensive care) bed occupancy, Covid-19 virus (variants), a vaccination rate of 90%, not least the Omicron variant, have been an integral part of the vocabulary of media reporting on the omnipresent and topic-defining Covid-19 pandemic for months. (in German)

Austria: Digital insurance sales – a practical guide for direct sales

The digital distribution of insurance products has become one of the core topics for the insurance industry in recent years and is on the agenda of almost every insurance company. Insurers who want to sell their products digitally are thus faced with the question of how to implement the applicable legal framework and ensure that their online business is legally compliant.

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Protecting reputation in the spotlight of an investigation

Global business is increasingly familiar with the prospect of short-notice public investigatory attention, whether from regulators, law enforcement, political forces or as a consequence of sanctions, and this can – in in some cases – devastate individual and corporate reputation.

Protecting reputation in the spotlight of an investigation

Despite the fact that the threat of an investigation alone can be enough to paralyse a business, early warning signs are often missed and businesses can mistake an investigation risk for a reputation risk. Those who handle serious issues well are able to triage the issue at an early stage and identify its potential impact, […]

Bill 64 marks a new direction in Quebec privacy law — Key takeaways for businesses

On September 22, 2021, the Quebec government adopted Bill 64, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information, enacting significant changes to the requirements governing the use and protection of personal information under various statutes, including notably the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector and the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information.

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