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Tuesday, 20 February 2018 15:44

Legal Requirements for Business Continuity

Business continuity is good for your business, but is it also a legal requirement? Laws and regulations differ from one country or one industry to another, although there is a basic expectation that organisations will act responsibly.

Data integrity, security and availability are part of those expectations, implicitly or explicitly.

Due diligence is now a concept that extends beyond mergers and acquisitions. It also covers compliance with various standards of IT and data management. So, how might this affect your enterprise?

In Australia, regulations to be observed concerning business continuity and disaster recovery exist for specific sectors such as finance.

Austraclear, the organisation providing settlement services for the Australian Stock Exchange, specifies obligations for “participants” to put BCP in place.

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http://www.opscentre.com/legal-requirements-for-business-continuity/

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 15:42

The Top 10 Regulatory And Litigation Risks

Key Concerns for Private Funds in 2018

With the public equity markets at an all-time high and private equity fundraising setting new records, it might seem counterintuitive to forecast litigation and regulatory risks. The opposite is true. Disputes typically follow capital, and the steeper the growth curve, the greater the risk of litigation and regulatory scrutiny. With that backdrop, we are pleased to present our Top 10 Regulatory and Litigation Risks for Private Funds in 2018.

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http://www.corporatecomplianceinsights.com/top-10-regulatory-litigation-risks/

(TNS) - The University of Iowa’s emergency preparedness — including its ability to handle bomb threats, health crises and hostage situations — has “unacceptable weaknesses” that expose the campus to “unacceptable risks,” a new audit reports.

The report, completed in October and made public last week, found problems with the UI’s emergency policies and plans, its training protocols, its communication strategies and its incident follow-ups.

“Incident and emergency exercise information is not documented fully, completed timely, distributed appropriately, or reviewed for possible improvements,” the report from the UI Office of Internal Audit determined. “The lack of appropriate distribution of emergency information results in delays for corrective actions.”

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http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Audit-Finds-Unacceptable-Weaknesses-in-University-of-Iowa-Emergency-Plans.html

(TNS) - As flags were being lowered to half-staff after Wednesday’s Parkland, Florida, school shooting, school administrators here were fielding telephone calls from concerned parents.

“I’m fed up with school shootings,” said Carl Murphy, an Eastmont parent who called The Wenatchee World after talking to his child’s school principal. “I want to know why anyone can walk into a school and cause whatever harm they choose.”

Similar calls and emails from parents worried about school security in the wake of the shooting that killed 17, prompted both Wenatchee and Eastmont superintendents to post letters of assurance to community and staff members.

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http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/-Schools-Field-Security-Questions-Following-Florida-Shooting.html