Ireland: New Corruption Legislation Finally in Sight

The long-awaited Criminal Justice Bill 2017 is on its way. The new “failure to supervise” offence has survived intact despite several significant changes.

Indonesia: Government Pushes Draft Data Protection Law

Given recent data breaches, the Government of Indonesia has issued a new draft personal data protection law.

Update on the European Product Liability Directive – Still Alive & Kicking

The European Commission has determined that, in broad terms, the Product Liability Directive, which has been in place for over 30 years, is still fit for purpose but requires further work.

Updates on Russia’s Proposed New Counter-Sanctions

The Russian government is preparing to introduce new counter-measures in response to US and EU sanctions. and filed a draft bill envisaging criminal liability for complying with Western sanctions.

United States Withdraws from Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

On May 8, 2018, President Trump announced that the United States will be withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”), culminating months of uncertainty around the fate of the Iran nuclear deal. Furthermore, President Trump announced that the United States would re-impose nuclear sanctions against Iran.

California Supreme Court Delivers Blow to Use of Independent Contractors

On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court dramatically changed the legal landscape for California's gig economy, which will have far-reaching consequences for California companies reliant on independent contractors.

16th Draft of the Law on Cybersecurity: Further updates on requirements for offshore telecommunications...

Following the release of the 15th draft on the Law on Cybersecurity in January, the National Assembly recently published the 16th draft on its website for public consultation that has further updated the local offices and data localization requirements for offshore telecommunications and Internet service providers.

Myanmar/Burma: EU strengthens arms embargo and adopts framework against serious human rights violations

On 27 April 2018, the EU published legislation imposing further restrictive measures on Myanmar/Burma, strengthening the EU’s arms embargo and targeting the Myanmar/Burma army and border guard police officials.

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