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24 02, 2021

French Privacy Watchdog Probes Massive Leak of Sensitive Health Data

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France’s privacy watchdog said it’s investigating the leak of sensitive health data on half a million people and said the companies involved could face heavy penalties if they don’t come forward with details of the breaches. The leaks were of …

23 02, 2021

UK, EU to Create Financial Services Cooperation Forum for Market Access Talks

By | February 23rd, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on UK, EU to Create Financial Services Cooperation Forum for Market Access Talks

Plans by Britain and the European Union to set up a new financial cooperation forum by the end of March have made some progress but this will not automatically lead to market access, senior officials said on Tuesday. Britain’s trade …

23 02, 2021

UK’s Aviva to Sell French Business for $3.9 Billion, Continuing Core-Market Strategy

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Aviva Plc agreed to sell its French business for 3.2 billion euros ($3.9 billion), the largest deal so far in Chief Executive Officer Amanda Blanc’s push to streamline the UK insurer. The unit was sold to French mutual insurer Aema …

10 02, 2021

UK Insurers Not Likely to See Cuts in Capital Requirements After Brexit: Bank of England

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The Bank of England told insurers on Wednesday not to expect any big reduction in capital requirements after Brexit, adding that more capital could be “part of the answer” to meeting a 1.7 billion pound bill for COVID-19 claims. Britain …

10 02, 2021

Fossil Fuel Pollution Kills 8.7 Million People Annually Across the Globe: Research

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Efforts to slow the process of global warming focus on the future harms of continuing to burn fossil fuel, but new research released Tuesday shows that deadly consequences from pollution are killing larger numbers of people right now than had …

10 02, 2021

Brazilians Bring Lawsuit Against Norsk Hydro over Alleged Pollution

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Some 40,000 Brazilians are bringing a group-action lawsuit in the Netherlands against Norwegian aluminum producer Norsk Hydro over alleged toxic waste pollution in northern Brazil. The lawsuit has been brought by a group of communities who live in the lower …

10 02, 2021

Construction of Controversial UK Coal Mine Now Under Review After Climate Backlash

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Construction of a coal mine that threatened UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s claim to be a world leader in the fight against climate change is under review after growing opposition. The Woodhouse Colliery would be the first new deep coal …

10 02, 2021

Facebook Faces 2nd UK Class Action Lawsuit over Data Harvesting Scandal

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Facebook is facing a second London High Court class action over allegations it failed to protect the personal details of about one million people in England and Wales, in the latest lawsuit to spring from a scandal over data harvesting. …

10 02, 2021

AI Startup that Uses AI and Partners with Re/insurers, Now Is Seeking Canadian IPO

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Farmers Edge Inc., a firm that uses artificial intelligence to help growers boost crop yields, is seeking to raise about C$100 million ($79 million) in an initial public offering to strengthen its finances and repay debt. The Winnipeg, Manitoba based …

9 02, 2021

N. Zealand Stock Exchange Cyber Attack also Targeted Insurers, Banks, Financial Firms

By | February 9th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on N. Zealand Stock Exchange Cyber Attack also Targeted Insurers, Banks, Financial Firms

More than 100 banks, exchanges, insurers and other financial firms worldwide were targets of the same type of cyber attack that crippled the New Zealand Stock Exchange in August, though they didn’t suffer the same extent of damage. Most companies …