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These 5 Topics Continue to Widen Your Leadership's D&O Liability
These 5 Topics Continue to Widen Your Leadership's D&O Liability
The past few years have seen a significant increase in directors and officers (D&O) being held legally accountable for organisational mistakes or failures. And, in a constantly evolving risk landscape, you can't afford to ignore the following top D&O liability risks:

1. Compliance - Recent regulations have given added responsibilities to senior leadership roles, making it vital to comply...

It's Time to Document Your Brexit Plans, or Risk D&O Liability Issues
It's Time to Document Your Brexit Plans, or Risk D&O Liability Issues
Although the impacts of Brexit remain uncertain, it's crucial for your organisation to prepare for any possible scenario. Especially as a senior-level leader within your workplace, failure to generate and document comprehensive continuity planning could expose you to serious directors' and officers' (D&O) liability risk if your organisation suffers a performance problem or interruption following...

Directors and Officers Increasingly Liable: 1 in 4 Hit With Claims
Directors and Officers Increasingly Liable: 1 in 4 Hit With Claims
Between regulatory changes, increased technology troubles and everyday exposures, the past year has seen a significant increase in liability claims for senior-level business executives. Indeed, a recent survey found that nearly a quarter of senior managers have had at least one claim made against them, and over 30 per cent reported concerns of a claim headed their way in the future. 

In...

Employees' Mobile Devices Expand Your GDPR Liability: Here's How
Employees' Mobile Devices Expand Your GDPR Liability: Here's How
While allowing your employees to answer work emails on their smartphones may seem like a harmless (or even beneficial) offering, research revealed this practice can actually cause increased liability concerns under the GDPR. Indeed, industry experts discovered in a recent survey that 61 per cent of UK workers use their personal devices to answer work emails or continue working out of office when they...

How Disgruntled Employees Can Make You Liable for a Data Breach
How Disgruntled Employees Can Make You Liable for a Data Breach
It was a data breach nightmare for Morrisons when a disgruntled employee abused his access to the company’s payroll data. In January 2014, after copying the data onto a personal USB, the employee posted personal details of nearly 100,000 Morrisons workers on a file-sharing website. 

But what happened next was even worse. While the employee received an eight-year prison sentence, the...

Defend Against These Director Penalties
Defend Against These Director Penalties
There has been a growing call for greater accountability and transparency from companies, and the onus of that obligation rests with their directors. As a result of this burden of responsibility, directors are exposed to more liability than ever before. 
Whilst a majority of directors should already be aware of their duties, as outlined in the Companies Act 2006, there are additional obligations...