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Uber hack adds to ride-sharing company’s woes

Uber hack adds to ride-sharing company’s woes

November 24, 2017, GIR

The revelation of an enormous 2016 data breach is the latest in a string of scandals at ride-sharing app company Uber, which faces a growing number of investigations and lawsuits.

SEC report shows potential for “eye-opening” whistleblower awards

SEC report shows potential for “eye-opening” whistleblower awards

November 21, 2017, GIR

New SEC financial figures suggesting the agency will spend up to US$221 million on whistleblower awards in coming years are likely to attract legal professionals to work with potential tipsters, lawyers told GIR.

LafargeHolcim raided over illicit payments in Syria

LafargeHolcim raided over illicit payments in Syria

November 16, 2017, GIR

French and Belgian authorities have raided cement-maker LafargeHolcim and its shareholder GBL, as part of an investigation into payments allegedly made to terrorist groups in Syria.

Canadian software company cuts deal with World Bank

Canadian software company cuts deal with World Bank

November 10, 2017, GIR

The World Bank has debarred a Canadian software company for six months over its dealings with a third-party agent in Liberia.

Freshfields survey: whistleblowing on the rise despite employees' reputation concerns

Freshfields survey: whistleblowing on the rise despite employees' reputation concerns

November 09, 2017, GIR

Whistleblowing has become more acceptable in the US, Asia and Europe, although many workers are still keeping quiet out of concern for the damage they may do to their careers, a survey has suggested.

ZwillGen hires Hogan Lovells cyber specialist

ZwillGen hires Hogan Lovells cyber specialist

November 06, 2017, GIR

Boutique law firm ZwillGen has hired former US Department of Homeland Security official Allison Bender from Hogan Lovells.

Caldwell: Cyberattacks “kept me up at night”

Caldwell: Cyberattacks “kept me up at night”

November 03, 2017, GIR

Leslie Caldwell, former assistant attorney general of the DOJ’s criminal division, has warned that the department is still in reactive mode in its approach to cyber criminality.

Brazilian leniency deals have evolved but uncertainty remains, say lawyers

Brazilian leniency deals have evolved but uncertainty remains, say lawyers

November 02, 2017, GIR

A lack of coordination between national authorities continues to pose a hurdle for companies looking to negotiate a leniency deal under Brazil’s Clean Company Act, lawyers said during a GIR event in São Paulo.

GIR Live: SFO chief “entirely relaxed” about Home Office audit

GIR Live: SFO chief “entirely relaxed” about Home Office audit

November 01, 2017, GIR

The director of the Serious Fraud Office David Green says he isn’t worried about the results of a forthcoming audit conducted by the Home Office reviewing the work of UK agencies that combat economic crime.

David Green on section 2 judicial review: “Bring it on”

David Green on section 2 judicial review: “Bring it on”

October 31, 2017, GIR

The SFO’s director told GIR Live London that he welcomes litigation over whether his agency can demand information and documentation held overseas.