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Credit and political risk insurance “still in heavy demand” from extractive industries

BPL Global, the specialist credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) broker, has published its annual Market Insight Report revealing that the oil, mining, metals and extractive industries continue to make up the largest proportion of demand for CPRI coverage. Around one third...
Posted On 18 Feb 2020
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ICO deputy commissioner Steve Wood appointed OECD’s Working Party chair

Steve Wood, deputy commissioner at the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), has been appointed chair of the OECD’s Working Party on Data Governance and Privacy. The Working Party plays an important role in the OECD’s international work to bring policy-makers together,...
Posted On 29 Nov 2019
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Tackling Bribery and Corruption: Is the United States ‘Going It Alone’?

Jay Clayton, chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has boldly stated that his country is the only one tackling the scourge of bribery and corruption to any great degree. Here, Syedur Rahman highlights some of the key reasons why he believes that statement...
Posted On 24 Oct 2019
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“Social media emerging as growing business risk” warns latest Kroll report

Adversarial social media activity was a relevant factor in 27% of significant incidents suffered by global businesses in the last 12 months, according to data from the latest Global Fraud and Risk Report released by Kroll (the specialist in risk mitigation, investigations,...
Posted On 09 Oct 2019
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BSI points towards collaboration on Artificial Intelligence guidance “to give industry clarity”

BSI research has revealed that guidance on Artificial Intelligence (AI) produced to date by international bodies, national Governments and technology providers alike is “disconnected”. As a result, the business standards company is calling for the consolidation of...
Posted On 03 Oct 2019
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Threat assessment confirms links between counterfeiting and organised crime in EU

Most criminal activity involving counterfeiting is carried out by increasingly professionalised organised crime networks, which can reap large profits while running relatively few risks. That’s according to the first EU-wide Intellectual Property crime threat assessment...
Posted On 12 Jun 2019
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New British Standard 67000 introduced by BSI to increase city resilience in UK plc

With an estimated three million people moving to cities each week worldwide, the need to build resilience within urban spaces has never been more important. With this in mind, BSI – the business improvement company – has published a new British Standard. Developed...
Posted On 28 May 2019
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IHMA welcomes initiative designed to tackle counterfeiting in global maritime sector

A new initiative aimed at tackling the problem of counterfeiting in the maritime sector has been welcomed by the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA). The industry trade body has stated that the new Know Your Customer (KYC) Best Practices scheme heralds...
Posted On 20 Mar 2018
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IHMA refers to report on counterfeiting-induced job losses as “extremely disturbing”

The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) states that a new report on job losses due to counterfeiting is “extremely disturbing” and urges a “redoubling” of global authentication strategies. Published by the Organisation for Economic...
Posted On 24 Oct 2017
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Interpol and City of London Police actively support World Intellectual Property Day to combat crime

Interpol is backing World Intellectual Property Day on Tuesday 26 April as part of the organisation’s continued commitment towards law enforcement efforts specifically aimed at combating all forms of intellectual property crime. Through its Trafficking in Illicit Goods programme,...
Posted On 26 Apr 2016
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