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Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework Approved

On January 11, 2017, the US and Swiss authorities announced their agreement on a new cross-border data transfer framework, the Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework, to allow US companies to meet the requirements for transfers of personal data from Switzerland to the US.

New UK legislation: Duty to report on payment practices and performance

The UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has published a new updated set of draft regulations requiring large UK companies to publicly report how quickly they pay their suppliers.

Privacy Groups challenge EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

An attorneys' data privacy initiative brought an action against the Adequacy Decision in the CJEU claiming that the Adequacy Decision of the European Commission is null and void.

The Fifth EU Money Laundering Directive: Latest Developments

The 5th Money Laundering Directive is proceeding along the European Union's legislative process. What will it entail?

Norway – VAT news 2017

On January 1, 2017, Norway will introduce a new VAT return and new import VAT scheme.

Belgian Competition Authority adopts 2016 note on enforcement priorities

Earlier this year, the Belgian Competition Authority (BCA) published its third note on enforcement priorities. The note expands on both the BCA's methodology for selecting cases, and sets out the strategic and sector priorities for the upcoming year.
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Germany: Data Protection Officer must not have a conflict of interests

German Data Protection Authority fined a company for having the IT manager appointed as Data Protection Officer – A greater risk under the European General Data Protection Regulation?

New French Anti-Corruption Law: France Strengthens its Legislation to Combat Bribery and Corruption and...

France adopted its new Law on Transparency, the Fight against Corruption and Modernization of Economic Life which will bring France's anti-corruption regime up to the highest European and international standards in its fight against corruption.

Top 10 EU Product Law Developments

The last few months have seen a number of noteworthy developments for the regulation of products placed on the EU market. Find out which.

England & Wales: Setting Aside Arbitral Awards on the basis of Bribery or Corruption:...

In a recent Iranian gas contract dispute, the High Court of England and Wales rejected an attempt to set aside an arbitration award on the grounds of alleged corruption and bribery.

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