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The Swedish Data Protection Authority Publishes its Supervisory Plan for 2019–2020

The Swedish Data Protection Authority has published its supervisory plan for 2019–2020. The activities vary with regard to different aspects of the privacy legal...

Czech Republic: New Act on Data Processing Has Been Adopted by Czech Legislative Authorities

The new Act on Data Processing ("Act") has recently been signed by the Czech President and will be submitted for publication in the Collection...

UK Introduces Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Act 2019 – Extension of the SFO’s Evidence...

The Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Act 2019 ("Act") received Royal Assent on 12 February 2019. The Act allows UK law enforcement agencies including the...

The Luxembourg Register of Beneficial Owners: New Transparency Obligations for Registered Entities

The law establishing a Register of Beneficial Owners for Luxembourg-registered entities came into force as of 1 March 2019. The beneficial ownership register is...

South Africa: Amendments to the Financial Intelligence Centre Act Become Effective

The Financial Intelligence Centre Act of 2001 ("FICA") was amended by the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Act of 2017 (the "Amendment"), which provided for...

Singapore: Harsher Penalties for Offences Under the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes

Recent amendments to the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act (Cap. 65A) (the "CDSA") took effect  on 1 April...

President of Brazil Signs Three Bills Integrating the Anti-Crime and Anti-Corruption Package

President Jair Bolsonaro signed three bills that belong to the anti-crime and anti-corruption package proposed by Justice and Public Security Minister, Sergio Moro.The anti-crime...

Brazil executes Anti-Corruption Cooperation Agreements with Chile and Switzerland

Cooperation agreement between Brazil and Chile In April 2019, Brazil's Office of the Comptroller General (CGU) and Chile's Ministry General Secretariat of the Presidency (SEGPRES)...

Spain: Amendments to the Criminal Code Increase Corporate Criminal Liability Exposure

The Criminal Code was amended through Organic Law 1/2019 (the "Law") to incorporate certain EU Directives, specifically Directive 2014/57/EU of the European Parliament and...

Belgian Cayman Tax: Publication of an Extended Blacklist of Entities Established Outside the EEA

Last Thursday, a Royal Decree extending the list of non-EEA entities targeted by the Belgian Cayman tax was published in the Belgian Gazette. The...

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