Variable Interest Entities and Chinese Companies

From the 2013 PLUS Hong Kong Symposium session “Lessons to be Learnt – U.S. Securities Class Actions Against Chinese Domiciled Companies,” moderator Simon McConnell (Clyde & Co.) and David Murray (KPMG) discuss Variable Interest Entities and some of the key issues to look for in this structures.

PLUS is returning to Hong Kong on 27 May for the 2014 Hong Kong Professional Liability Regional Symposium – don’t miss it!

PLUS members can view this entire session, and many more from past PLUS Conferences and Symposia, in theĀ PLUS Multimedia Library.

Cyber Liability and Law Firms

Last Thursday’s PLUS webinar, The Impact of Cyber Risk on Professional Liability, was our most popular and well-attended virtual event to date. PLUS members can view the entire session in our multimedia library, and everyone can enjoy the clip below featuring moderator Graeme Newman (CFC Underwriting) and Max Perkins (Beazley Group) discussing what’s covered under a Cyber policy vs. an E&O policy in the event of a breach at a law firm.

Speaking of Cyber Liability… tomorrow (April 1, 2014) is the early registration deadline for the 2014 PLUS Cyber Liability Symposium, April 24 and 25 in Atlanta. Several of the panelists from this webinar will be presenting at the event, as well as many other thought-leaders in the emerging cyber liability insurance market. Registrants for this event can also attend sessions at the Professional Risk and Medical PL Symposia at no additional cost, so it is a tremendous value! Don’t miss these great eventsĀ - register right now or you’ll pay more later.

See you in Atlanta!

Visualization of Data Breaches Through the Years

The folks at once again prove their name with a fascinating and elegant infographic exploring data breaches. The graphic, linked here, shows breaches by year, method of leak, quantity of records stolen and data sensitivity. It is fully interactive, allowing you to filter by a surprising number of variables. DISCLAIMER: If you spend the rest of the day playing around with this graphic PLUS Blog is not responsible.

The data is really cool, and we found the most interesting (and perhaps least surprising) element the significant increase in frequency of data breaches from 2004 to present.

For much more on privacy and data security issues don’t miss the PLUS Cyber Liability Symposium, April 24 and 25 in Atlanta.