On 10 January 2017, the European Commission presented a proposal for a regulation on privacy and electronic communications, repealing the ePrivacy Directive 2002/58/EC that was revised in 2009. The proposal aims to establish a new data protection legal framework by complementing the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) regarding electronic communications data. The proposed regulation … More The ePrivacy regulation proposal: a new data protection framework for electronic communications
Constitutional and other major reforms have defined the new legal and regulatory environment of the oil and gas industry in Mexico, aiming to power the country’s economic growth by opening the sector to private participation. An important element within Mexico’s energy reform is the recognition of human rights, including indigenous and tribal people, that goes … More Social sustainability in oil and gas projects
Acquisition helps give EY first-mover advantage in legal managed services Acquisition further establishes EY as a leading disruptor of legal services EY announced yesterday an agreement to acquire Riverview Law, a leading innovative legal services firm that will support the expansion of EY legal managed services globally. The acquisition will help to enhance and scale … More EY expands global legal managed services offering with acquisition of Riverview Law
As we expected, the results of the latest Capital Confidence Barometer reflect a sector grappling with massive and rapid transformation. Exponential advances in digital technologies, sector convergence and fierce competition are propelling health organizations to rethink their strategies. M&A appetites have increased significantly from a year ago, as dealmaking intentions shift from “wait and watch” … More M&A trends in the health sector – Businesses are reshaping for a better tomorrow
As potential future business models multiply and evolve, complexity, convergence and the need for scale and speed to market are all accelerating each other. That is why one of the clearest data points to emerge from recent research by EY is the rapid growth of strategic alliances and partnerships across all three TMT (Technology Media … More Technology sectors: addressing legal complexities in corporate alliances
During China’s 2018 National People’s Congress (NPC) and the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) (also known as the “two sessions”), representatives from the financial regulatory authorities mentioned several times that Chinese securities market is ready to create several financial tools or carry out efficient mechanisms aiming at attracting overseas-listed Chinese … More Coming reform of Chinese securities market
Insurance sector transformation fueled deal activity in 2016, while global uncertainty acted as a brake on strategic M&A in 2017. How did these two opposing forces affect M&A activity in the past year, and what’s the outlook for 2018 and beyond? While 2017 was not a stellar year for insurance M&A, deal activity contained signs … More Latest M&A trends in the insurance industry – A period of transformation
Cyber risk has the potential to be the downfall of a mining and metals organization’s productivity gains and digital advancement aspirations. To navigate the complex cyber threat landscape, the sector needs a step-change in the culture and awareness of cyber risks. Cyber threats are growing at an exponential rate globally with more than half of … More Is your company a gold mine for hackers?
Banks are giving customers control over their personal data, and its impact is huge. In the coming months, banking will look very different to how it does today. Not only will new open banking rules allow for improved sharing of customer data across an array of institutions, but the range of businesses and consumers it … More New EU regulation renews banks data laws and protects EU citizen’s data privacy
An increase in cyber attacks, combined with the shift toward automating business processes using robotic process automation (RPA), introduces new risks that must be addressed to secure sensitive data and instill trust in your robotics platforms. Additionally, the cybersecurity talent gap along with pressures to manage costs makes orchestration and cognitive learning an attractive option … More How do you protect the robots from cyber attack?