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How to obtain authorization to monitor private use of IT by employees in Portugal

7 July 2014 - The Portuguese Data Protection Authority (CNPD) has made available on their website a special online notification form for obtaining authorization...

Heavily criticized Slovak data protection rules have been relaxed

6 July 2014 - Since its adoption, Slovak Act No. 122/2013 Coll. on Personal Data Protection (the “Act”) was heavily criticized by business entities...

New whistleblowing regulation in Hungary

9 June 2014 - The Hungarian Parliament adopted Act CLXV of 2013 on Complaints and Whistleblowing (the "Act") entering into force on 1 January...

Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) signed by Austria

27 May 2014 - The agreement between the Austrian Republic and the United States named Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”) was signed by...

Economy Ministry of Spain is developing database to monitor Spanish bank accounts

According to an article published by Spanish newspaper El País on May 12, 2014 the Spanish government is to create an extensive database monitoring...

The Federation of German Corporations’ General Counsel proposes draft bill which obliges companies to...

May 19, 2014 - The standing working group compliance of the Federation of German Corporations' General Counsel (Bundesverband der Unternehmensjuristen, “BuJ”) has proposed a...

Swiss Supreme Court steps up diligence standards in AML

In early May 2014, a new decision from the Swiss Supreme Court shocked the legal and compliance community. In the Swiss Supreme Court’s view,...

First successful extradition by US DOJ on antitrust charge

On April 4, 2014, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced the first successfully litigated extradition on an antitrust charge. The...

European Parliament fosters facilitation of damages claims by victims of antitrust violations

On 17 April 2014, the European Parliament voted in favor of a proposal for a Directive which aims at strengthening legal redress for victims...

New UK competition regime reform – heightened regulatory risks for companies

As effective from 1 April 2014, a broad reform of the UK Competition Law substantially increases regulatory risks to businesses. In particular, the UK's...

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