Topic: Business

SEC Guidance on Disclosing Cybersecurity Risks

“In the past year, there were reports of cyber thieves hacking corporate networks to steal customer data from financial services firms and retailers, intellectual property from life sciences, technology and industrial companies and information regarding the location of major oil reserve from multinational oil companies. This proliferation of cyber attacks led to … interpretive guidance… Read more »

Anti-Corruption Update: Proposed New Laws in Canada and Brazil Bolster International Efforts

Companies doing business in Brazil or Canada (or both) will want to read two recent updates regarding proposed legislation that would give authorities additional tools and greater powers to fight corruption in those countries.  The first, from Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, provides an in-depth overview of proposed new laws that would strengthen Canada’s ability… Read more »

California Transparency in Supply Chains Act Takes Effect January 1, 2012

“… covered retailers and manufacturers must, at a minimum, disclose to what extent, if any, the retailer, seller or manufacturer does each of the following: 1. Engages in verification of product supply chains to evaluate and address risks of human trafficking and slavery. The disclosure shall specify if the verification was not conducted by a… Read more »

Human Trafficking & Slavery Law Comes to California Business

“Although the law does not require companies to take specific actions other than the disclosures, companies affected by the law should see this as an opportunity to actually take steps to make their supply chains free of slave labor or human trafficking…” We’re watching with interest law firm coverage of The California Transparency in Supply… Read more »