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Do you use your thumbprint or face to access your smart phone? Those are examples of biometric technology which can quickly and accurately identify individual people. As new technology is created to ensure security, recognize people, or prevent fraud, the use of biometric identifiers is becoming more commonplace. Certain lawmakers, however, have growing concerns that the personal and powerful nature of biometric information warrants regulation.
If 2020 was the year of the pandemic, then 2021 will be the year of the vaccine. The vaccination of millions of ‘at risk’ people against COVID-19 will finally place us firmly on the road to recovery. But this recovery will not be linear. As countries around the world go back into lockdown, we can expect many more bumps in the road.
Our research identified five key risk themes that have implications and represent both challenges and opportunities for businesses, insurers, and wider society. This will assist in moving the conversation forward as we look beyond COVID-19, highlighting the important need to reshape the dynamic relationship between companies, households, and insurers.
Today’s directors and officers have significant responsibilities not only in preserving company value and ensuring success in the future but also in responding diligently to political and environmental tensions, emerging technologies, changing regulation, and the need to promote diversity. The D&O landscape will continue to be challenging as we move into 2021.
Kennedys is celebrating 20 years in Hong Kong, and is also moving to new offices.
Kennedys has appointed partner Tobin Ashby to its growing corporate insurance, financial regulation and products practice as part of a strategic drive to expand its non-contentious services to the insurance sector.
The Australian Government has announced that it is undertaking a review of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the “Privacy Act”) and consider options for reform. The review is the latest step in a series of proposals to reform the Privacy Act that commenced early last year.
Kennedys’ claims handling team has taken on its first two apprentices as part of the firm’s pioneering apprenticeship programme which began in 2012 and this year sees 11 new apprentices join the firm.
In this episode, our Cyber Sounds team of Tom Pelham, Ollie Dent and Elizabeth Bardsley are joined by Harry Tucker, Cyber Claims Specialist at AXIS Capital. The team discuss setting out in and understanding cyber insurance, sophisticated hacking tactics and the cultural differences in the market, and play ‘Hacklanta’.
We’re very pleased to announce a collaboration with AXIS Insurance, the specialty insurance business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, to jointly launch the AXIS Marine Cyber Insurance product.