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Volume 31, Issue 1

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Preparing For An Uncertain Future


Ensuring Business Continuity in Europe’s Evolving Corporate Climate Our European business climate is rife with potential risks these days. Countries where the political landscape has remained relatively stable now face polarization, borders are being hardened, corporate domiciles are in flux, and the regulatory environment is becoming more complex. As the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), addressing individuals’ personal data becomes enforceable in May 2018, many businesses are scrambling to determine whether they are compliant or, if not, what they need to do to get there. And with the looming economic fallout of Brexit yet to be determined, talks continue on how to undo decades of treaties and agreements with the European Union. All these serve to magnify and exacerbate what’s become the standard list of growing risks and threats affecting organizations across the globe – terror threats, data breaches, supply chain risk, and extreme weather events to name just a few.