GDPR fines up 39% in 2020

GDPR fines up 39% in 2020

GDPR fines up 39% in 2020

Regulatory fines for data breaches under the GDPR increased 39% in Europe during the past year to €158.5m, according to new research from law firm DLA Piper. The company said regulators “tested their powers” under the GDPR in 2020 after a slow start during the regulation’s first 20 months when fines totalled €114m. Total fines levied since the GDPR was…

European firms name cyber as top risk for 2021 in AGCS poll

European firms name cyber as top risk for 2021 in AGCS poll

European firms name cyber as top risk for 2021 in AGCS poll

Cyber incidents have retained their position as the number one risk facing businesses in Europe during 2021, with business interruption (BI) in second place and pandemic outbreak third, finds a poll of risk experts and business leaders by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). BI’s position is unchanged from last year, while pandemics are a new entry in the top…

Geopolitical risk outlook deteriorates in 2021 with threat of conflict highest for decades

Geopolitical risk outlook deteriorates in 2021 with threat of conflict highest for decades

Geopolitical risk outlook deteriorates in 2021 with threat of conflict highest for decades

The world will be more unstable, less cooperative and more prone to crises this year, with the risk of interstate conflicts higher than it has been for decades, warns Risk Advisory’s Strategic Outlook 2021. The risks consultancy’s report says that the global security and geopolitical outlook is broadly worsening this year in North America, west and central Africa, south Asia…

D&O liability risk spikes as Covid-19 insolvencies gather pace

D&O liability risk spikes as Covid-19 insolvencies gather pace

D&O liability risk spikes as Covid-19 insolvencies gather pace

Corporate insolvencies caused by the pandemic will drive a growth in claims against directors and officers (D&Os) in 2021, according to Clyde & Co’s Simon Konsta who warns that the new Covid-19 variant first detected in the UK and potential for more severe lockdowns are adding further fuel to the fire. Mr Konsta said liabilities against D&Os are building in…

Spanish brokers see light at end of tunnel for risk managers

Spanish brokers see light at end of tunnel for risk managers

Spanish brokers see light at end of tunnel for risk managers

Spanish companies must gear up for a difficult series of renewals in 2021, but negotiations may be not as traumatic as in the past two years, according to leading Spanish brokers. Even though buyers face a less dramatic hard market than their peers in other European countries, things are dire for Spanish firms in some lines, such as D&O and…

Focus shifts to self-insurance incentives as AMRAE welcomes government statement

Focus shifts to self-insurance incentives as AMRAE welcomes government statement

Focus shifts to self-insurance incentives as AMRAE welcomes government statement

The Italian and Spanish risk and insurance sectors have joined their peers in the UK, Germany and France in calling for state support to help companies cope with future systemic risks following the catastrophic impact of Covid-19. But it seems that focus is shifting away from demand for monoline state-backed insurance pools towards broader-based incentives for greater risk management, self-insurance…

Spanish brokers see light at end of tunnel for risk managers in hard market

Spanish brokers see light at end of tunnel for risk managers in hard market

Spanish brokers see light at end of tunnel for risk managers in hard market

Spanish companies must gear up for a difficult series of renewals in 2021, but negotiations may be not as traumatic as in the past two years, according to leading Spanish brokers. Even though buyers face a less dramatic hard market than their peers in other European countries, things are dire for Spanish firms in some lines, such as D&O and…

Generali Global Corporate & Commercial gets ISO cert for risk engineering and loss prevention services

Generali Global Corporate & Commercial gets ISO cert for risk engineering and loss prevention services

Generali Global Corporate & Commercial gets ISO cert for risk engineering and loss prevention services

Generali Global Corporate & Commercial (GC&C) has obtained ISO 9001:2015 certification for its risk engineering and loss prevention services in a number of countries around the world. The P&C unit has received the certification for its central team, as well as operations in Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, central and eastern Europe, Russia, Asia and the UK. It was previously certified…

EC approves Spain’s €500m credit insurance scheme

EC approves Spain’s €500m credit insurance scheme

EC approves Spain’s €500m credit insurance scheme

The European Commission (EC) has approved Spain’s €500m state-backed reinsurance scheme to strengthen the trade credit insurance market. The EC said the arrangement does not infringe state-aid rules. Under the scheme, the Spanish state will provide a reinsurance guarantee to private insurers of up to 60%. Risk and premium will be shared between the state and trade credit insurers. The…

Plans for state-backed pandemic scheme delivered to Spanish regulator

Plans for state-backed pandemic scheme delivered to Spanish regulator

Plans for state-backed pandemic scheme delivered to Spanish regulator

Early discussions are underway in Spain to develop a mechanism that would help protect Spanish companies against future pandemics, an audience of risk professionals was told during the annual conference of Spanish risk management association AGERS late last week. Manuel Mascaraque, head of P&C Insurance at UNESPA, Spain’s insurance association, said during the virtual conference that a series of working…

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