Category Archives: Europe

Guide to General Data Protection Regulation for transportation companies

On April 14, 2016 the European Parliament voted to adopt a new data protection law for Europe, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The regulation will come into effect on May 25, 2018. Continue reading →

Making U.K. directors personally liable for data privacy breaches

One proposal for the U.K.’s new Digital Economy Bill is for company directors to become personally liable for fines resulting from nuisance calls made by their companies. Continue reading →

European transportation industries are uniquely vulnerable to political volatility

The rise of populism on the European continent presents new geopolitical risks for corporates in the transportation industry whose businesses rely on the free movement of people and goods between member countries. Transportation Risk Index Overview/ strategic opportunity of risk … Continue reading →

The Impact of the North Atlantic Oscillation on European Windstorms

Windstorms are the largest driver of annual insured losses in Europe. One way to predict the likelihood of windstorms occurring at time-scales longer than typical weather forecasts is to investigate teleconnection patterns. Teleconnection patterns are recurring and persistent large-scale patterns … Continue reading →

High-tech role retention reaches boiling point?

Competition for hot skills is fierce, but many businesses are uncertain about what level of premiums they should pay, and what their policies on hot skills recruitment and retention should be. Continue reading →

Brazil moves to high alert

Brazil — the land of carnival, samba and beautiful football (soccer) — is not a country generally associated with terrorist activity. But as the country prepares to host the biggest sporting event in the world, there is unfortunately no getting … Continue reading →

BREXIT – Impact on EU captives and insurers: Pass-porting

Following Brexit, captive owners and insurers have a maximum of two years from the triggering of Article 50, to formulate any contingency plan. Continue reading →

The interest rate dilemma for European tech, media & telecom firms

Executives across Europe may have different opinions on their greatest risk but all agree that interest rate fluctuations are their second-greatest risk. Continue reading →

Reinsurance Buying Habits in Central and Eastern Europe Are Changing Under the New Solvency II Regime

The arrival and implementation of Solvency II regulations in Europe has heralded a flurry of action from insurers across the continent to ensure readiness for the demands of the new regime. Continue reading →

The EU’s New Network and Information Security Directive

The country representatives from the European Union have forged the initial framework for the continent’s first cyber-security regulations. Continue reading →