Netherlands, Germany and UK record most GDPR breach notices

Netherlands, Germany and UK record most GDPR breach notices

Netherlands, Germany and UK record most GDPR breach notices

More than 59,000 personal data breaches have been reported across Europe since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), with the Netherlands, Germany and UK most affected, according to new analysis from DLA Piper. Despite this, only 91 GDPR fines have been imposed, but the law firm expects higher numbers in 2019. DLA Piper said the number and…

Ferma welcomes EC plans for AI ethics but concerned about use by insurers

Ferma welcomes EC plans for AI ethics but concerned about use by insurers

Ferma welcomes EC plans for AI ethics but concerned about use by insurers

Ferma has welcomed the fact that proposed EC guidelines on artificial intelligence (AI) ethics will be voluntary, but raised concerns that the use of such technology in the underwriting process could put buyers at a disadvantage and mean some might not be able to obtain cover…

Europe recalls childrens’ smartwatch in data protection first

Europe recalls childrens’ smartwatch in data protection first

Europe recalls childrens’ smartwatch in data protection first

The European Commission (EC) has recalled a smartwatch aimed at children over concerns that its GPS feature could be hacked, exposing children to potential risk. It is thought to be the first time an EU recall has been issued over data protection issues. The EC’s RAPEX system issued the alert for the Enox Safe-Kid-One smartwatch last week. The Commission said…

US securities class actions surge in 2018

US securities class actions surge in 2018

US securities class actions surge in 2018

US securities class actions reached a new peak last year, recording the highest number of filings since the 2000 dotcom crash, according to analysis by NERA Economic Consulting. However, NERA also noted a 25% drop in actions against foreign firms. This follows four years of growth in the exposure of foreign firms to securities litigation in the US. A total…

Singapore proposes mandatory insurance for work injuries

Singapore proposes mandatory insurance for work injuries

Singapore proposes mandatory insurance for work injuries

A review of the Work Injury Compensation Act (WICA) by Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MoM) has proposed extending mandatory insurance coverage so that workers have a greater chance of being compensated for workplace accidents and injuries. The review proposes extending both the breadth of coverage and the size of the payouts. At present, WICA requires employers to compensate their employees…

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