Legal & Regulatory

Here you will find coverage of legal and regulatory policy news across a broad range of topics including banking, biotech, data privacy, energy, environment, health care, immigration, insurance, patents, securities, trade, and worker rights.

Global foreign investment at 3-year low

Business investments across national borders or overseas plunged almost a quarter in 2017, and trade tensions may cause more setbacks, UNCTAD said.

Energy transition lags behind climate goals

An international organization that advances renewable energy sources finds the power sector is not changing fast enough to keep Earth from overheating.

WHO panel stops short of sugary tax

WHO called on governments to do more to reduce premature deaths from neglected chronic diseases, but stopped short of endorsing a sugary drinks tax.

African migration seen as economic boost

African migration could trigger big new economic benefits for origin and destination countries, UNCTAD reported. Most migrants move within the continent.

#MeToo arrives at top labor forum

The world’s foremost gathering of labor officials wants to universally define workplace harassment and guarantee workers’ rights against violence.

Clean energy enters business mainstream

An international organization found 8% of 2,410 large companies it surveyed last year got at least half their electricity from renewable energy.

Experts propose clean energy global fund

Proponents say a new global fund is needed to accelerate creation of technology that can help the clean energy sector fulfill the 2015 Paris Agreement.

Data protection rules impact organizations

Europe’s new rules on data protection affect businesses and consumers worldwide — and also many international organizations that process personal data.

Harassment and abuse claims on the rise

A leading insurance provider for international organizations says a major cause of loss and risk is rising liability from global harassment and abuse claims.