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$5 Billion Federal Trade Commission Settlement With Facebook Represents Largest Privacy Enforcement Penalty Ever
The Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) recent $5 billion settlement with Facebook is unprecedented in multiple respects:
European Union
5 Aug 2019
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Proposed Changes To MAS Exemptions For Cross Border Business
On 4 December 2018, MAS published a consultation paper proposing changes to the exemption framework for business arrangements between financial institutions and their foreign related corporations.
Singapore
22 Jan 2019
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Singapore To Adopt New Legislation On Unsolicited Commercial Messages, And Enhanced Practical Guidance Framework For Data Protection
On 8 November, 2018, Singapore's Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) issued its response to feedback received on a public consultation paper.
Singapore
13 Nov 2018
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GDPR: Three Months To Go
On February 22, 2018, Reed Smith's IP, Tech & Data Group hosted a webinar discussing key priorities and strategies for compliance during the final three months remaining before the GDPR comes into force on May 25, 2018.
Worldwide
27 Feb 2018
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Singapore Revamps Company Laws To Address Transparency, Compliance Costs And Restructuring
In a move widely seen as an attempt to further enhance Singapore's status as a business-friendly destination, Parliament recently passed the Companies (Amendment) Bill 2017...
Singapore
5 Apr 2017
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Disclosure And Transparency In Private Equity – Keep Pace With The FTSE 350 Or Prepare To Be Named And Shamed
The Private Equity Reporting Group ("PERG") has refreshed its good practice reporting guidance for the larger private equity portfolio companies with revised examples of good practice to assist with compliance.
UK
20 Mar 2017
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Late Payers Beware? New Obligation On Large Companies To Report On Payment Practices
On 31 January 2017, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy published guidance on these obligations which gives some much needed further detail on how the new obligations will work.
UK
24 Feb 2017
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The Modern Slavery Act 2015: Effects On The Property Industry One Year On
Modern Slavery is broadly a term covering slavery, forced labour, servitude and human trafficking. It has been described as "the great human rights issue of our time" by Theresa May.
UK
19 Dec 2016
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Substantial Change To Come For Anti-Corruption Law In France
French parliamentarians are considering landmark anti-corruption laws that would be a considerable breakthrough for those in the fight against corruption.
France
10 Dec 2016
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Changes To The AIM Rules
Following the implementation of the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) in July, this alert discusses its impact on AIM listed companies, changes to the AIM Rules and what actions AIM listed companies need to consider.
UK
19 Nov 2016
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The SBEEA: Register Of Significant Beneficial Ownership
Against the backdrop of an increasing push for greater transparency of company ownership, the Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 ("SBEEA") took effect on 6 April 2016.
UK
10 Aug 2016
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Future-Proofing Your Contracts – ‘Anti-Oral Variation' Clauses Require Some Further Thought
This Client Alert discusses the effectiveness of clauses which purport to prevent contracts from being amended without compliance with specified requirements, and how giving greater thought to their drafting in your contract can help avoid unintended variations of a contract's terms.
UK
4 Aug 2016
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French Bribery Act Would Be Anti-Corruption Revolution
We've covered the French Sunshine Act, which requires French pharmaceutical companies to disclose their links to healthcare providers, extensively over the past few years.
France
29 Feb 2016
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Sweeping Changes On The Horizon For French Bribery And Anti-Corruption Law
After being called upon by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development to strengthen its anti-corruption efforts, France recently examined draft legislation which would do exactly that.
France
15 Feb 2016
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A "French Bribery (And Sunshine) Act" Is About To Be Launched - A Legal Revolution Is Underway In France
France has been for a long time lagging behind on the field of anti-corruption laws. In 2012, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development raised serious concerns regarding the lack of bribery convictions in France.
France
12 Feb 2016
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Russia Ramps Up Compliance Checks Under Its Data Localisation Law
Russia's data protection authority, the Roskomnadzor, has recently announced its intention to increase the number of data localisation audits it carries out in 2016.
Russian Federation
11 Jan 2016
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Colombia Issues Accountability Guidelines To Promote Data Protection Compliance
The Superintendency of Industry and Commerce (‘SIC') Colombia's data protection agency, launched its Colombian Accountability Guidelines (the ‘Guidelines').
Colombia
31 Jul 2015
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Plenty For Firms To Think About As The FCA Publishes Its 2015/2016 Business Plan
The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has published its business plan for 2015/2016, setting out the areas on which it intends to focus over the coming year.
UK
25 Mar 2015
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If You Can’t Stand the Heat…
The aim of the Regulations is to give consumers better control over the heat they consume and seek to identify heating systems which are inefficient.
UK
23 Mar 2015
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"FCA Enforcement Up 20%": But What Does This Tell Us?
During 2014, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) opened around 20% more investigations than in 2013, according to today’s Financial Times.
UK
25 Feb 2015
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