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New Cyber-Breach Exclusions In Standard CGL Policy

The insurance industry has added new exclusions addressing cyber-liability and data breach to the standard commercial general liability policy.

White House Report Challenges User-Profiling On The Web

A New York Times article sees the report as a diversionary tactic to deflect public concern about NSA snooping to private companies. Among other […]

When Is An Internal Investigation Not Privileged?

Using company compliance personnel for an internal investigation could mean sacrificing the attorney-client privilege that would be allowed by using an outside law firm, according to a recent ruling from the D.C. Circuit Court.

Mitigating Bribery Risks With Financial Controls

Companies should reallocate their compliance programs to make sure resources and attention are devoted to serious risks – such as unauthorized payments to foreign officials – and not payments for gifts, meals and entertainment, Michael Volkov of the Volkov Group Law Firm suggests.

Five Things Every Company’s Data Security Program Should Include

A survey of cybersecurity experts reveals things every company should be doing to prevent a breach, including a shifting set of priorities and appropriate policies for third-party vendors.

Homeland Security Targets Employers’ Immigration Compliance

Increasingly, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is analyzing Form I-9 compliance, fining nearly 10,000 employers a total of $31.2 million between 2009 and 2012, and pursuing criminal charges against hundreds of business owners or managers for scheming to avoid Form I-9 requirements.

Clippers Handling Owner’s Racist Comments Yield Lessons In Crisis Management

The Los Angeles Clippers organization has been thrown in turmoil after TMZ released a nearly 10-minute audio recording, allegedly of team owner Donald Sterling, […]

SEC Wants Cybersecurity Info From Dozens Of Financial Industry Companies

The SEC announced it will examine cybersecurity preparedness at dozens of broker-dealers and investment advisors. The announcement, in the form of a “Risk Alert” […]

A Litigation Risk In Hiring Laterals

Law firms that bring in lateral hires from a firm on the brink of dissolution may risk a future lawsuit, mounted by the bankruptcy […]

Former Compliance Officer Could Face $5M Fine For Failures On His Watch

A former compliance officer for MoneyGram International Inc. may face a fine of up to $5 million after the company admitted it did not […]