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New regime respecting the appropriation of the assets / rights pledged through a commercial...

The Portuguese Government established a new regime respecting the appropriation of the assets / rights pledged through a commercial pledge.

Portugal: Electronic complaints book

The availability of the Electronic Complaints Book has been made compulsory for essential public service providers since July 1st and shall also be mandatory, from July 1st, 2018, for all suppliers of goods and service providers who carry out their activity either through a physical establishment open to the public or through digital means.

New draft laws on combat to money laundering and financing of terrorism

There are currently two draft law combating money laundering under final stages of discussion in the Portuguese Parliament and are expected to be approved in the near future.

European Union introduces European Public Prosecutor’s Office to fight crimes against the EU

20 EU Member States agreed to implement the European Public Prosecutor's Office, a new European institution for the prosecution and investigation of crimes against the EU budget.

Compliance Benchmark 2017: Quantifying the Fundamentals

We have summarized the results of the compliance studies of the past 12 months and summarized the results in this post. Find out how you measure up against the benchmark.

Portugal Prohibits Bearer Securities

With the aim of pursuing its objectives of fighting money laundering and granting more transparency to market operations, the Portuguese Parliament prohibited the issuance of bearer securities.

Final Text of the EU Conflict Minerals Regulation

On 24 January 2017, the European Parliament's Committee on International Trade approved the the Conflict Minerals Regulation. This paves the way for the text to be formally adopted by the EU institutions in the coming months.

EU’s highest Court confirms that automated messages can put recipients on the hook for...

Eturas runs the e-commerce back-end of 30 travel agents in Lithuania. An administrator message to each member informed them that the e-commerce functionality allowing each travel agent to grant discounts would be capped at 3 per cent. That message appeared in part of the system relating to information messages. The Court of Justice found that administrator messages could be the basis of illegal cartel type conduct.

U.S. Executive Order of January 25, 2017 should not affect EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

On January 25, 2017, the U.S. President signed an Executive Order on "Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States" containing rules for government privacy policies pertaining to foreigners. This caused concerns in Europe, but should not affect the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.

European Commission proposes Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications

The European Commission has proposed a new Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications that is intended to supplement the General Data Protection Regulation.

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