Norton Rose Fulbright's 2021 Annual Litigation Trends Survey indicates that cybersecurity and data protection were cited as main drivers of emerging dispute concerns.
A remote workforce and increased reliance on technology exacerbated the impact of cybersecurity and data protection issues for a great majority of respondents.
Respondents anticipate that cybersecurity and data protection will be a top driver of new disputes in the next several years. Recent Litigation Trends reports have illuminated growing concern over cybersecurity and data protection disputes across sectors. In 2021, two-thirds (66%) of respondents said they felt more exposed to these types of disputes, up from less than half (44%) in 2020.
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Who controls the corporation? Canadian corporate transparency registers
In an effort to crack down on tax evasion, criminal activities, money laundering, corruption and terrorism financing, legislation has been introduced federally and in many Canadian provinces requiring that private corporations maintain a register of individual(s) who “significantly control” a corporation (a Register).
US SEC administrative tribunals held unconstitutional
A divided panel of the Fifth Circuit has ruled that the Securities and Exchange Commission’s system of in-house administrative tribunals is unconstitutional.
Is net-zero a reality in the Middle East?
On 12 December 2015, global leaders of 196 countries congregated at COP 21 in Paris to negotiate and resolve the world’s first legally binding treaty on climate change (the Paris Agreement), which sets a goal to limit global warming to well below 2°C, preferably to 1.5°C, compared to pre-industrial levels.