Extract from Doug Austin’s article “In Case You’re Wondering, Corporate Investigations Are Up Too”
It’s 2020, so what else did you expect? You’ve probably heard that we’re seeing a lot more litigation as a result of the pandemic and the resulting economic crisis – I’ve covered that trend here, here, here and here. And, because of California’s California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), data privacy compliance is on the rise too. So, why would you think that corporate investigations are any different? They aren’t and a recent blog post from H5 illustrates why they’re on the rise too.
In their blog post Think the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Reduced the Need to Focus on Corporate Investigations? Think Again., H5 starts by discussing the trend from their 2019 Corporate Investigations Survey that nearly two-thirds (63%) of respondents involved with corporate investigations expected the number of investigations to increase over the next three years. But that was last year, and this year is WAY different. Right?