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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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Do firms need a new cybersecurity strategy in the emerging WFH era?

Travers Smith’s chief technology officer Oliver Bethell admits to heart palpitations when the nightmare scenario of a major security breach is raised. The coming months, while most continue to work from home, remain an obvious opportunity for cyber hackers and extortioners to probe vulnerabilities. “Covid-19 hasn’t introduced any new threats – it’s just given the […]


First-year financials emerge for Clifford Chance’s digital arm

Clifford Chance has hit a revenue target set for its digital products unit Applied Solutions, as highlighted in its first full-year accounts. The figures show its turnover was around £610,934, matching an aim as revealed by The Lawyer when the division was launched in July 2018. The revenue figure pales compared to the operating expenses […]

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