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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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British Airways

DWF acts as British Airways settles data breach dispute

British Airways has resolved its long-running litigation over a data breach that saw 420,000 customers and staff members have their personal information leaked. The protracted dispute reached a conclusion after PGMBM, the court-appointed representatives for the claimants, entered mediation with British Airways, which is represented by DWF. The settlement, which was agreed on confidential terms, […]

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SRA pursues “dishonesty” claims against ex-Fieldfisher partner

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) today argued that a former Fieldfisher partner was “plainly dishonest” when signing off on an “inaccurate and misleading” document. This allegation was put before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) as the SRA set out its case against Stephen Evans-Jones, who was said to be one of the firm’s “highest equity […]

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