UAE: New Health Data Law

On 6 February 2019, Federal Law No. 2 of 2019 was enacted in the UAE, which will regulate the collection, processing and transfer of electronic health data and may significantly impact healthcare service providers...

Thailand Cybersecurity Act Has Been Passed

Along with the Thailand Personal Data Protection Act (please see our previous client alert Get Ready: The First Thailand Personal Data Protection Act Has Been Passed), the Cybersecurity Act was also approved and endorsed...

Philippines: Revised Corporation Code is now in effect

Recent Developments On 20 February 2019, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law Republic Act (RA) No. 11232 or the Revised Corporation Code of the Philippines (Revised Code). The Revised Code expressly repeals Batas Pambansa...

UAE Issues Cabinet Resolution Implementing the New AML Law

The AML Resolution introduces a number of significant enhancements to the UAE AML regime including:(a) the introduction of the "risk-based approach" to AML regulation, whereby FIs and DNFBPs are required to assess a client's money...

UAE: Strengthening Compliance Against Financial Crime: Recent Developments and Enforcement Trends in the UAE

Greater scrutiny into financial crimes The newly enacted Federal Law No. 20 of 2018 on Anti-Money Laundering Law (AML Law) contains important improvements over the prior legal framework to combat financial crimes. For the first...

Brazil: Manual for Calculation of Fines in Sanctioning Administrative Proceedings is Published

The CGU - a law enforcement entity - has given greater clarity on how each criteria provided by the law will be taken into consideration in the calculation of fines imposed on companies involved...

Poland: New rules regarding employees’ privacy and documentation

What is the new development Since 1 January 2019, there have been major changes in the provisions regarding keeping employee documentation. They are as follows:a) the employer now has the option to choose whether to keep...

Australian Parliament passes Whistleblowing Bill

On 19 February 2019 the House of Representatives passed the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2018 (the Bill). Although the Bill is yet to receive royal assent, the new whistleblowing legislation will...

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