Corporate Governance

 
 
  • Big Fines, Early Lessons, From The GDPR

    The two biggest fines ever imposed under the General Data Protection Regulation were leveled by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office in July. Both dwarfed the €50 million ($56.3M) imposed by France against Google in January.

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  • Big Payday For GC, But With A Gender Gap

    Average annual salary increased in 2018, with the greatest increases showing up in publicly-traded companies. The highest levels were found in...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Cyber Lawsuits Are Targeting Boards of Directors

    Before cyber-breaches were that big a deal – or at least it before they were making headlines and costing some major companies multi-millions of dollars – a decision in Delaware’s chancery court paved the way for today’s...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • You Can’t Beat It, So You Better Insure It

    That’s the message from the insurance industry, or at least as relayed from one San Francisco-based cyber-specialty insurance company that recently received $40 million in venture capital funding. That message, presumably, is based on what appears to...

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  • A “Chilling Caution” On Expectation Of Privilege, From A Blackberry Case

    The market analyst’s report was bad news for BlackBerry, coming shortly after the company released an updated smartphone in 2013. The report said that following the rollout of the product there had been by an extraordinarily high...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Getting Full Value From Hotline Reports

    Hotlines can be more effective than fraud examiners when it comes to ferreting out misconduct – and that contention comes from none other than the fraud examiners themselves. A study from a trade group, The Association of...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Does Your D&O Policy Cover Cyber Breach?

    With the emergence of cyber-breach risk, there is a whole new category of liability for company directors and officers. It’s new, that is, in the sense that it has emerged since the last time many D&O policies...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Facebook Legal Takes A Media Hit

    In a New York Times article about alleged misuse of the Facebook platform by Russian operatives, the slant is clearly tilted against legal, which comes off as secretive and cautious on the matter of disclosure, in contrast...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • In-House Lawyers Can Be FCPA Targets

    In one case, the company itself got off the hook on the basis of full disclosure and cooperation, but no such luck for the former GC...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Why Hackers Love C-Level Executives

    “Every statistic I’ve seen shows that executives are the least likely to adhere to policies that they expect everyone else to follow,” observes one security consultant. “In part, this is because they are the people most willing...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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