The largest regulatory fine leveled against a company since the General Data Protection Regulation was enacted in May 2018 is poised to reshape business compliance practices across industries. In late January, CNIL fined a big-tech giant nearly $57 million, citing what the French data-protection regulator saw as failure to meet the core requirements of informed consent under GDPR. As the decision goes through appeal, the debate is far from settled about what constitutes informed consent in personal data collection. Nor will the scythe cut only the tallest grass. Read the full report.
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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 […]
Corporate culture and regulatory compliance will continue to dominate counsel concerns as the year gets underway. From GDPR to California Senate Bill 826, these wide-ranging measures will remain critical for general counsel and corporate boards to navigate, experts say. Read more.