International

Time To End The Taboo On “Worst-Case” Climate Scenarios

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A post in the online publication Inside Climate News suggests it’s time for scientists and others, including politicians and risk managers, to quit walking […]

Lawyers, Journalists Sue CIA & Pompeo, Claim Their Phones Were Stripped

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The CIA and its former director Mike Pompeo are being sued by journalists and attorneys who claim data was exfiltrated from their phones when […]

Lithium-Ion Cargo Fire Liability May Extend Farther Than You Think

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The quantity of lithium-ion batteries currently being shipped at sea is staggering. It includes the raw batteries themselves, more than 80 percent of which […]

Global Insurer: Looming Civil Unrest Is Bigger Threat Than Terrorism

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Businesses worldwide should prepare for a rise in civil unrest, according to a post from Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). Civil unrest “increasingly […]

Transnational Companies Must Sell Into Nest Of Cybersecurity Regs

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Almost all products now contain digital components, and many can connect to the internet. These products – ranging from talking dolls to medical devices, […]

New Due Diligence Obligations for Deforestation-Risk Products

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Recently passed legislation in the UK will regulate the import and use of certain so-called forest risk commodities (FRCs), or products derived from them, […]

Regulatory Confusion; Drone Insurance Stalled

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An uncertain regulatory framework is hindering the development of needed insurance products in a rapidly expanding drone market, according to a post from Clyde […]

German, Israeli Police Cooperate, As Israel Becomes A Hub Of On-Line Financial Fraud

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At the behest of German authorities, Israeli police raided a call center in Petah Tikvah, Israel, and detained 15 people. Four of them were […]

Ransomware Gangs Running Their Own Arbitration Forums

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After staging highly successful attacks earlier this year, first on a big meat supplier and then on software company Kaseya, ransomware gang REvil practically […]

CNN, Spooked By Defamation Risk, Abandons Facebook In Australia

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In the wake of an Australian High Court ruling that makes a media outlet potentially liable for defamation based on third-party comments on its […]