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US Court limits reach of FCPA over foreign nationals

The US Court of Appeals held that a non-resident foreign national cannot be guilty of violating the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act as an accomplice or a co-conspirator if that person was incapable of committing it as a principal.

The new Anti-Corruption Act: clearly defined to cover foreign juristic persons registered abroad

On 22 July 2018, the Act Supplementing the Constitution Relating to the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption came into effect, replacing the previous anti-corruption law from 1999. Among other things, the reason for implementing the new law is to enhance measures and mechanisms to prevent and suppress corruption and willful misconduct.

Taiwan Cybersecurity Management Act Passed

In addition to government agencies, the Cybersecurity Management Act also requires Providers of Critical Infrastructure to establish and maintain a safe, stable and secure cyber environment.

Vietnam National Assembly Passes the Law on Cybersecurity

The National Assembly of Vietnam passed the Law on Cybersecurity on 12 June 2018. This Law will take effect on 1 January 2019.

Update to Australian Export Controls for Tangibles

Australia's export control rules for tangibles have been amended to more closely align with the regime for intangible supplies.

Indonesia: Government Pushes Draft Data Protection Law

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

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.

Indian Government Promotes Implementation of Internal Compliance Programs for Export Controls

The Indian Director General of Foreign Trade, Mr Alok Vardhan Chaturvedi, has called upon industry to introduce internal compliance programs for export controls.

Japan EU Data Transfers – Mutual adequacy findings under APPI and GDPR

Significant progress has been made over the past 11 months to bridge the differences between Japan's privacy protection requirements under the Act on the Protection of Personal Information and those of the EU under the GDPR.

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