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Anti-Slavery Day: complying with human rights law

Paul Hodgson | October 17, 2018

In honor of Anti-Slavery Day (October 18), companies may want to familiarize themselves with a recent guide from the IEMA on complying with environmental and human rights laws.

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German DPAs begin random GDPR examinations

Jaclyn Jaeger | October 12, 2018

The Data Protection Authority of the German state of Lower Saxony recently began random examinations into how well companies are implementing the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations. Compliance officers of U.S. companies with operations in Germany should be on alert.

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Shell may be green when it comes to pension fund ESG requirements

Paul Hodgson | October 12, 2018

A Shell pensioner is threatening to take his own pension fund to the U.K.’s Pensions Ombudsman for maladministration—unless the company can prove it is managing its climate-related risk.

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FCA strives for smooth regulatory transition in event of no-deal Brexit

Neil Hodge | October 11, 2018

The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority has published two consultation papers to help companies prep for regulation in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

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ICO takes action for failure to pay new data protection fee

Jaclyn Jaeger | October 5, 2018

The U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office has taken formal enforcement action against 34 organizations that have failed to pay the new data protection fee.

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SFO set to recover proceeds from Uzbekistan corrupt deals

Jaclyn Jaeger | October 5, 2018

The U.K. Serious Fraud Office said it has issued a claim for civil recovery in the High Court under Part 5 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

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ICO issues first formal GDPR enforcement action

Jaclyn Jaeger | October 5, 2018

Canadian data analytics firm AggregateIQ Data Services has become the first company to face a formal enforcement action by the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office for violations of the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the U.K. Data Protection Act.

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World Bank Group issues first Sanctions System Annual Report

Jaclyn Jaeger | October 3, 2018

The World Bank Group debarred 78 firms and individuals during fiscal year 2018, according to its inaugural Sanctions System Annual Report, issued on Oct. 3.

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U.K. retailer details what comes next for no-deal Brexit prep

Paul Hodgson | October 3, 2018

A no-deal Brexit could have serious consequences for the corporate realm, but few companies appear armed for the challenges. In contrast is U.K. retailer Next, which has published a paper on its preparations that could help others face a no-deal Brexit possibility.

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SFO General Counsel to join Kingsley Napley

Scuttlebutt | September 24, 2018

Alun Milford, general counsel for the U.K. Serious Fraud Office, will be leaving the agency to join law firm Kingsley Napley as a partner.