Legal compliance risks arise from failure to comply with legislative, regulatory and codified (for example, professional and business codes of practice) provisions governing the supply of particular goods and services. Typical instances include infringement of: applicable laws and codes in foreign jurisdictions; domestic and foreign advertising regulations and codes of practice; provisions governing the handling of personal data; provisions relating to the protection of consumers; and general legal provisions, such as defamation or harassment. They are referred to as legal compliance risks because they arise primarily from infringement of the law.

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