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Companies See Competitive Advantage in Sustainability Efforts

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Posted on February 5, 2019 by | Sustainability, White Paper | No Comments

In the early 1900s, writer Upton Sinclair shocked American consumers with depictions of the meatpacking industry, and food safety regulations followed. Today, customers and investors aren’t focused simply on bare-bones regulations, but on more expansive efforts that further strengthen the bottom line, protect assets, and minimize employee turnover. Health and safety concerns are evolving from mere compliance to proactive measures that enhance wellness across the supply chain and benefit recruitment and retention. Read the full report.

Legal Departments Falling Behind in IT Investment

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Posted on January 18, 2019 by | C-Suite, In-House Counsel, Information Technology IT, Legal Departments | No Comments

As in-house legal departments face growing C-suite pressure to be more involved with corporate strategy, many general counsel find they lack the technology needed to move their departments beyond repetitive tasks. Surveying roughly 300 in-house legal teams, across nine countries, a new study finds 60 percent of respondents believe their legal function is ready to adopt technology that can carry out routine tasks. But only 56 percent of respondents thought their departments are spending enough on technology to improve efficiencies.  At the same time, the imperative to invest is growing, amid a tighter regulatory environment, mass globalization of business, and […]

Regulatory Focus on Data Privacy Grows, But Is It in Time?

Posted on January 15, 2019 by | Big Data, California Consumer Privacy Act, Cybersecurity, Data breach, Data Privacy, GDPR | No Comments

The enactment of more stringent data privacy laws by states and foreign governments is prompting a more unified approach by the federal government, beyond the industry-specific regulations that dictated past approaches. Congressional response follows the European Union’s May 2018 implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation. Read more.

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