UK Government advises firms to prepare for data disruption in no-deal Brexit

UK Government advises firms to prepare for data disruption in no-deal Brexit

UK Government advises firms to prepare for data disruption in no-deal Brexit

A Brexit no-deal would obstruct the free flow of personal data from the European Union (EU) to the UK, the UK Government has warned, going on to urge its firms to proactively address potential disruptions. The European Commission (EC) has said it will not agree to put in place, or enter discussions over, arrangements that would allow the continued flow…

UK firms failing to grasp GDPR’s reporting deadlines, warns regulator

UK firms failing to grasp GDPR’s reporting deadlines, warns regulator

UK firms failing to grasp GDPR’s reporting deadlines, warns regulator

The UK data protection regulator has warned that some companies are “struggling” to fully understand that General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) breaches must be reported within the first 72 hours. While the UK Government has warned that  a no-deal Brexit would obstruct the free flow of personal data from the European Union (EU) to the UK, going on to urge its firms to proactively address potential disruptions…

Marsh & McLennan to buy JLT for $5.6bn

Marsh & McLennan to buy JLT for $5.6bn

Marsh & McLennan to buy JLT for $5.6bn

Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC) is set to buy rival Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) in a $5.6bn cash deal. The parent company of Marsh and Guy Carpenter said the deal for London-listed JLT has been approved by boards on both sides of the transaction. The bid amounts to $5.6bn in fully diluted equity value, or an estimated enterprise value of…

IUA drafts broad exclusion to tackle silent cyber exposures

IUA drafts broad exclusion to tackle silent cyber exposures

IUA drafts broad exclusion to tackle silent cyber exposures

The International Underwriting Association (IUA) has drafted a broad clause to address silent cyber risk. The clause can be inserted into almost any P&C insurance policy to totally exclude cyber exposures, although it includes a provision that would allow the contractual parties to agree to include cyber-related exposures on a case-by-case basis…

China Re to acquire Chaucer Group for $950m

China Re to acquire Chaucer Group for $950m

China Re to acquire Chaucer Group for $950m

China Reinsurance is set to spend close to a billion dollars acquiring specialty insurer Chaucer from Hanover Insurance. The deal, which is still subject to shareholder and regulatory approval, is expected to close by early 2019. China Re will acquire Chaucer Insurance, Hannover Australia and Hannover Insurance International Holdings in return for $865m in cash and an $85m dividend to…

New UK corporate governance code provides impetus for risk managers in the digital age, say IRM & Airmic

New UK corporate governance code provides impetus for risk managers in the digital age, say IRM & Airmic

New UK corporate governance code provides impetus for risk managers in the digital age, say IRM & Airmic

Although the new UK Corporate Governance Code delivers bigger changes elsewhere, its risk updates were welcomed by the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) and Airmic, that believe the new version will provide greater impetus for members and help manage risk in the digital age. The UK recently published its new Corporate Governance Code with updates focused on ensuring boards develop…

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