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Risk in Context Blog

Timely blogs from our risk and insurance experts on the issues and trends that affect your business – and your bottom line.


GDPR: A Positive Change for Utility Companies?

Posted by Darren Shelford 07 November 2017

Data management issues faced by UK utility companies will be impacted by the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018.  

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Related to: Energy

How Should You Be Insuring Against Lone-Attacker Events?

Posted by Michelle Hurley 30 October 2017

Several attacks have taken place since our last update, but the insurance market is evolving to meet the risks.

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Related to: Terrorism Risk , Terrorism

Complying with New EU Data Rules Brings Added Benefits

Posted by Thomas Reagan 25 October 2017

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) — which comes into force in May 2018 — will establish global requirements governing how organisations that do business in the EU must manage and protect its citizens’ personal data.

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Danger in the Aisles – a Retailer’s Liability

Posted by David Tate 18 October 2017

Retailers should ensure their suppliers have adequate product liability and recall insurance, and routinely check that higher-risk products are child proof. Retailers have a duty of care to keep the shopping environment as risk-free as possible.

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Getting the Most Out of Your Directors and Officers (D&O) Insurance Renewal

Posted by Robert Barnes 28 September 2017

With the number of securities class actions claims filed against companies on the rise, have you thought about how this could impact your D&O renewal?

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Private Rental Sector Construction: How Much Could a Delay Cost You?

Posted by Rahul Sharma 13 September 2017

Private rental sector (PRS) construction projects can be complex, and multiple factors can lead to costly delays. 

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Related to: Real Estate , Construction

Cyber Breaches: More Than Your Business Systems Are at Risk of Disruption

Posted by Eleni Petros 07 September 2017

Recent cyber-attacks such as Petya/GoldenEye have shed light on directors and officers liability (D&O) risks. Companies should therefore check to make sure their directors and officers are adequately covered.

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Everything but the Kitchen Sink: When Political Risk Equity Claims Are Challenged

Posted by Pam Grover-Mitchell 04 September 2017

Organisations need political risk insurance (PRI) protection like never before. But what if insurers don’t immediately accept your PRI claim?

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Related to: Claims , Political Risk

GDPR - Data, Telematics, and Logistics Operators

Posted by Anthony Monaghan 01 September 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation comes into force on 25 May 2018. In this blog, we look at how forward thinking logistics firms can leverage the legislation to grow and protect their business.

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72% of Energy Executives Struggle to Attract Talent

Posted by James Paddon 15 August 2017

Re-examining employee benefits can help combat energy industry talent shortages

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Related to: Energy