Slovakia: Criminal Liability of Legal Persons Introduced

On November 13, 2015, the Slovak Parliament adopted an act which has introduced the concept of criminal liability of legal persons. The act was published in the official collection of acts as Act No. 91/2016 Coll. on Criminal Liability of Legal Persons (the “Act”). The effective date of the Act is July 1, 2016.

Queensland Bill proposes to extend clean up liability to broad range of ‘related persons’

The Queensland government has responded to increasing public focus on the risk to the State of insolvent companies failing to meet environmental compliance obligations by the rapid introduction of proposed changes to the State’s environmental laws.

Spanish Constitutional Court: Companies will be able to monitor their employees with video-surveillance cameras

The judgment issued by the Constitutional Court on 3 March 2016 ruled that when a company suspects that irregularities are being committed, it can monitor its employees with video-surveillance cameras and it is not required to inform the employees of the specific purpose or reason why such cameras are being installed.

How do you measure ethics in business?

A report just published by the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) calls out Britain’s biggest businesses for failing to accompany their ethical words with action. It found that while 94 FTSE 100 companies mentioned ethics in their 2014 annual reports, just 23 had some way of measuring whether they were behaving ethically.


How Busy Managers Can Reinforce Learning

Why don’t managers do a better job of reinforcing and optimising learning and the significant financial investment organisations make in training each year?

It’s not that they’re lazy or don’t care. The breakdown boils down to two fundamental challenges: they don’t know how, and/or they don’t have the time for the lengthy, over-engineered processes that frequently accompany organisational training.



Are you ready for POPI?

Are you ready for POPI?

It has become clear in recent years that the proper treatment of their personal information matters to consumers, but why should it matter to the businesses who are using the information? Put differently, how can a business justify spending money on and committing resources to becoming POPI compliant? Because POPI compliance and the risk of not treating personal information with care is about much more than legal compliance.

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9 Employee Engagement Archetypes

You can’t engage employees if you don’t know what motivates them.

Five lessons from recent cyber attacks to protect your organisation from risk of data breach in 2016

Data privacy and cybersecurity are two of the biggest concerns that companies holding personal data face in 2016. This is no surprise as 2015 saw an alarming increase in data breaches worldwide and a number of incidents in Hong Kong.

EU – U.S. Privacy Shield Unveiled

On February 29, 2016, the European Commission (“Commission”) published a draft adequacy decision and related documents that are intended to implement the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (“Privacy Shield”).

Social Media Survey – How Corporates Engage and Manage Risks

Baker & McKenzie has released its first global client survey on Social Media. Based on the responses from international clients across a range of 14 sectors the report highlights how corporate social media use stands at a critical point in its development. While the understanding of how and where social media can benefit an organization is now firmly established, its use still remains fairly one dimensional. There remains a significant minority of companies – 14% – who do not use social media at all.