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At Mazars, we regularly produce thought leadership pieces developed by our in-house experts. We are constantly evolving to bring you the latest insights and knowledge across a variety of topics. Explore our thought leadership below.

The European Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (NIS Directive)

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Coming into force on 9 November 2018, the directive on security of network and information systems (NIS Directive) signaled a first step in the European Union to implement legal measures to enhance cyber security across the EU and to protect the digital economy and society against the increasingly negative effects of cyberattacks and other cyber incidents. The purpose of the directive is also to promote the cooperation between the Member States in managing the risks related to the increasing digitalization.

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Walking the tightrope

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Anthony Carey speaks about the Board’s role in balancing competing goals and priorities.

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Automation and Digitisation: The Future of Outsourcing

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The use of shared services centres (SSCs) has grown over the decades – the model, however, is on the brink of radical change.

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Cambridge Analytica case: last wakeup call before GDPR

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The exploitation of 50 million Facebook profiles, by Cambridge Analytica, shows the need to strengthen the protection of personal data. In this sense, the upcoming application of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is welcome.

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Cybersecurity is an increasingly important role for internal audit

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The results are in for a new survey jointly conducted by Compliance Week and Mazars USA LLP which explores the role of the board, audit committee, and internal audit in providing cybersecurity oversight functions.

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Automating the finance function

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In less than five years, taxis have been ‘uberised’. Now, robot taxis are currently being tested in Japan. New technologies are contributing to the emergence of new entrants to the market. This is true in our day-to-day life, and it can be seen in the world of business, which is undergoing a slow and steady, major (r)evolution.

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Robots and machine learning applied to finance

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Robots have become part of our daily lives. We interact with them every day and give them our most personal data. But robots are not all the same and they don’t all raise the same issues. Just ten years ago, robots were used for ‘4Ds’ work, i.e. work that was dangerous, dull, dirty and dumb. With the advances made in artificial intelligence, robotics must address four new needs, the ‘4Es’: everyday, e-health, educational, entertainment.

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GDPR and e-Privacy: A Major Challenge for Media Companies

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Deeply involved in the Media industry and determined to provide Industry Executives with a better overview of the trends and challenges impacting the sector, Mazars publishes a yearly media barometer analyzing the financial performance and the risk factors disclosed on the annual reports of the 100 largest publicly-listed media companies in North America and Europe.

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