Analysis of data from the Centre for Strategic & International Studies by global law firm Linklaters shows that the number of significant cyber-attacks on government agencies, defence and high-tech companies, or financial crime with losses of more than US$1million are up 63%, from 41 incidents in 2016 to 67 in January to October 2018.
Fake news has been around as long as human civilisation, but it has been turbo-charged by digital technology and the transformation of the global media landscape. Nevertheless, defenders of fact and truth still have weapons to help uphold integrity in the social, political and economic environments.
Many firms are looking for ways to ensure individuals are treated fairly in an internal investigation. Linklaters partner Alison Wilson and managing associate Ben Packer argue that the much-maligned practice of “Maxwellisation”, borrowed from public inquiries, could offer a solution.