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Seizure of data and documents in internal investigations in Germany – Status quo and...

Irritations arose not only in Anglo-American countries, when public prosecutors and other authorities in Germany searched (cooperating) companies and their mandated law firms and confiscated a variety of documents and data. In this post, we analyze the status quo and provide conceptual suggestions for an investigations-related attorney-client privilege.

Beijing Issued First Rules on Road Tests for Autonomous Vehicles

We have summarized the essential concepts and conditions set out in the Guiding Opinions and the Implementation Rules in relation to autonomous vehicles, as issued by the government agencies of Beijing.

What to Watch: Draft Export Control Law of China

If enacted, the ECL will be the first set of comprehensive and unified export control legislation in China, which is aimed at upgrading the country's existing regime consisting of various administrative regulations and rules.

Legal Privilege in Internal Investigations: an Update from Switzerland

A Swiss Federal Criminal Court shined some light on the Swiss approach regarding the scope of the legal privilege.

Italy adopts whistleblowing law in the private sector

The Italian Parliament approved a new law extending to the private sector the protection of employees who report unlawful behaviors of which they became aware during their work activities.

Data Protection Officers Must Not Have a Conflict of Interest – Part 2

Under the European General Data Protection Regulation many companies will be required to appoint a Data Protection Officer. Violating the requirements relating to the appointment of a DPO can be sanctioned with fines of up to EUR 10 million or up to 2 percent of the total worldwide annual turnover, whichever is higher. So, who do you appoint as your DPO?

United Kingdom: The Morrisons Data Breach Judgment

Various Claimants v Wm Morrisons Supermarket PLC is an important decision about how and when an employer can be liable to its employees for data protection law breaches caused by a rogue employee.

Brazil publishes new resolution on Politically Exposed Persons

The Brazilian Control Council for Financial Activities published a new resolution on Politically Exposed Persons which will expand the list of people defined as Politically Exposed Persons.

Australia: Whistleblowing and Foreign Bribery Bills introduced into Senate

Whistleblowing and Foreign Bribery Bills introduced into Senate confirm Australian Government's intention to increase corporate compliance requirements. In light of this event, companies should take the appropriate measures.

Pharmaceutical Sector in Malaysia under Market Review of the Malaysian Competition Commission

The Malaysian Competition Commission has initiated a market review on the pharmaceutical sector. What does this mean for companies?

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