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The EU has added 10 countries to its blacklist of “non-cooperative” tax jurisdictions, bringing the number now on the list to 15. [...]
Mon, Mar 18, 2019
Source: Out-Law News Category: LEGAL
Businesses face higher fines if their processing of personal data is found to breach both the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and EU 'e-Privacy' rules, according to a new opinion issued by the European Data Protection Board (EDPB). [...]
Mon, Mar 18, 2019
Source: Out-Law News Category: LEGAL
Only 24% of UK businesses have undertaken a risk assessment to assess their exposure to the corporate criminal offences of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion, according to research commissioned by UK tax authority HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). [...]
Mon, Mar 18, 2019
Source: Out-Law News Category: LEGAL
The Hong Kong government is proposing to hike the penalties imposed for violations of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) laws in a bid to improve standards and bring the jurisdiction in line with its international peers. [...]
Mon, Mar 18, 2019
Source: Out-Law News Category: LEGAL
Tackling the financial risk of climate change is set to be a high priority issue for UK insurers in the coming months as regulator the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) is expected to shortly produce a final policy statement and a climate change-related survey for insurers. [...]
Mon, Mar 18, 2019
Source: Out-Law News Category: LEGAL
Earlier
The UK's 2010 Bribery Act has created "an international gold standard for anti-bribery and corruption legislation", with little need for major improvements, according to a House of Lords select committee. [...]
Fri, Mar 15, 2019
Source: Out-Law News Category: LEGAL
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) cannot claim legal advice privilege over early drafts of a letter dated before its in-house lawyers were consulted, the High Court has ruled. [...]
Fri, Mar 15, 2019
Source: Out-Law News Category: LEGAL
Businesses that are subject to criminal investigations may not need to comply with information notices served on them by the UK's data protection regulator, but UK law does not prohibit the information commissioner from sending the notices in such circumstances, a tribunal has ruled. [...]
Fri, Mar 15, 2019
Source: Out-Law News Category: LEGAL
The European Banking Authority (EBA) is calling on regulators to make sure customers' deposits in EU branches of UK banks are adequately protected if there is a no-deal Brexit. [...]
Fri, Mar 15, 2019
Source: Out-Law News Category: LEGAL
The UK's HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) received information last year about 5.67 million offshore accounts held by around 3 million UK residents, according to a paper published to coincide with the chancellor's Spring Statement. [...]
Fri, Mar 15, 2019
Source: Out-Law News Category: LEGAL
Businesses that require internet users to agree to the collection and use of their personal data in return for enabling their access to services are in breach of EU data protection laws, a Dutch watchdog has said. [...]
Tue, Mar 12, 2019
Source: Out-Law E-commerce & Internet Category: LEGAL
ANALYSIS: US technology companies, Chinese e-wallet providers and European fintechs have found different ways to compete for a share of the EU's mobile payments market. [...]
Mon, Mar 11, 2019
Source: Out-Law E-commerce & Internet Category: LEGAL