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European Compliance

Compliance issues in the Eurozone are more pressing than ever, amid major changes such as data privacy, Brexit, global commerce, and the need to harmonize various international regulatory regimes. Compliance Week sees compliance not as an issue of any one nation or region, which is why we spotlight the regulatory, governance, compliance and ethics issues in Europe as part of our effort to bring you the most important information and insight from around the world.

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Executing a sound GDPR data management strategy

Jaclyn Jaeger | August 22, 2017

If companies understand just one message between now and when the EU’s GDPR comes into force next year, that message is simply this: Clean up your data.

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Ukraine bans PwC from auditing banks after PrivatBank failure

Neil Hodge | August 14, 2017

PwC finds itself on the defensive after Ukraine accuses it of failing to notice a massive corruption scheme it should have detected.

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Complying with the EU’s new medical-device regulations

Jaclyn Jaeger | August 14, 2017

Companies that market or sell medical devices within the EU will have to abide by significant new rules regarding product classification, clinical evaluations, quality management, and more.

Global Glimpses Blog

U.K. mulls new fines for lax cyber-security measures

Jaclyn Jaeger | August 8, 2017

Organisations that fail to implement effective cyber-security measures could face significant fines, as part of plans to make Britain’s essential networks and infrastructure safe, secure, and resilient against the risk of future cyber-attacks.

Global Glimpses Blog

U.K. government seeks views on NIS Directive

Jaclyn Jaeger | August 8, 2017

The U.K. government this week published a consultation seeking views on its plans to implement the EU’s Network and Information Systems Directive, which is due to come into force in May 2018.

Global Glimpses Blog

SFO investigating British American Tobacco

Jaclyn Jaeger | August 7, 2017

The U.K. Serious Fraud Office confirmed that it is investigating suspicions of corruption in the conduct of business by British American Tobacco, its subsidiaries, and associated persons over bribery allegations in East Africa.

Global Glimpses Blog

Netherlands, not Bermuda, is the tax evasion capital of the world

Paul Hodgson | July 31, 2017

The Netherlands, the U.K., Ireland, Singapore, and Switzerland are the world's leading conduit offshore financial centres, funnelling money from one point to another for the purposes of tax evasion.

Global Glimpses Blog

Financial Conduct Authority seeks views on AML supervision

Jaclyn Jaeger | July 31, 2017

The Financial Conduct Authority has launched a consultation regarding the government-proposed Office for Professional Body AML Supervision, which sets out draft expectations about how professional body supervisors can meet their AML supervision obligations.

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Is the European Union out to get Google?

Paul Hodgson | August 1, 2017

While it might seem as if the European Union has it in for Google, a search of its open cases will reveal that it has its sights set on more than just the search engine firm.

Global Glimpses Blog

SFO investigating Rio Tinto

Jaclyn Jaeger | July 25, 2017

The U.K. Serious Fraud Office confirmed this week it has opened an investigation into suspected corruption by mining company Rio Tinto.