Category Archives: Europe

Guide to GDPR for Tech, Media and Telecommunication Companies

On April 14, 2016, the European Parliament voted to adopt the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The regulation will come into effect on May 25, 2018. The purpose of the regulation is to further harmonise national data protection laws across … Continue reading →

Avoid a reporting crisis

Many European insurers’ existing financial and capital reporting processes are becoming increasingly unworkable and unsustainable in the face of burgeoning regulatory and accounting demands. Process transformation, rather than constant fire-fighting, is emerging as the only long-term solution. The Solvency II … Continue reading →

Chronic labour shortage forecast for U.K. food and drink industry post Brexit

As part of a series of in depth articles on the effect of Brexit on various U.K. industries, Willis Towers Watson recently released its insights on the food and drink industry. Brexit has added to mounting concerns over a chronic … Continue reading →

What a Hard Brexit Could Mean for U.K’s Transport Industry

The possibility of a “hard Brexit” from the European Union (EU) following the June 8 general election could change market dynamics for many transport companies, and spark questions about present business models. If conservatives retain power as current polls suggest, … Continue reading →

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 →