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Privacy and personal data protection in Europe | GDPR (AVG)

When you are looking for general information on the European data protection legislation (GDPR), read the blog on the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) pages: Privacy and personal data protection 2014-2019. Still I keep wondering how GDPR relates to other … Lees verder

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CCBE Conference on Modernisation of European Company Law – Brussels – 27.11.2019

On 27 November the Council of Bars & Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) organises a Conference on Modernisation of European Company Law. The introduction: The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe, with the scientific support of its Company … Lees verder

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Presentation and intervention on “The Impact of Anti-Money Laundering Legislation and Tax Legislation on Legal Professional Privilege and Professional Secrecy” | CCBE

Council of Bars & Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) on 27 June 2019 organised an event on AML and DAC6 and the consequences for lawyers. Present were representants of CCBE (Rupert Manhart, Jacques Taquet), the Commission Financial Crime Unit (Raluca … Lees verder

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EPRS report on reinforcing the anti-money laundering supervisory and regulatory framework in the EU

On 30 August, the Economic Governance Support Unit of the European Parliament published an in-depth briefing (pdf) on anti-money laundering which presents the current initiatives and actions aimed at reinforcing the anti-money laundering supervisory and regulatory framework in the EU.

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EU sanctions legislation extended to cyberattacks

According to a press release of 15 May 2019 the European Council has agreed on extention of the sanctions regime to cyber-attacks. Just like in the existing sanctions, measures include asset freezing and travelling bans. The press release: Cyber-attacks: Council … Lees verder

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The OECD does not understand Dutch foundations

Foundations in the Netherlands in general do not have beneficial owners or beneficiaries. Currently a legislatory proposal is in procedure in the Netherlands, in regard of ‘beneficial owners’ of foundations, creating a new obligation for foundations to have a register … Lees verder

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Financial human rights | FATCA

FATCA is a good example of the risks of international cooperation in regard of collecting taxes. FATCA is the US legislation that obliges countries and financial institutions all over the world to provide the US tax authorities with personal financial … Lees verder

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European Commission announces Anti-Money Laundering Regulation

At the end of a report on anti-money laundering (AML) scandals involving EU credit institutions, the European Commission announces the plan to transform the Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD) into a Regulation. An explanation why criticism in regard of credit institutions … Lees verder

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The non-profit sector is inadequately covered in new European risk assessment | SNRA-2, European Commission

On 24 July the European Commission published the second version of its European risk assessment, to be used by ‘obliged entities’ like banks for their anti-money laundering (AML) and counter terrorist financing (CFT) policies. This second ‘supranational risk assessment’ (SNRA-2) … Lees verder

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Enhancing access to financial information by law enforcement | EC announcement of 24 July 2019; RDW data breach

Already for some time Europe is working on a centralized system of bank information, in each EU country and in the EU itself. In a recent press release on AML/CFT [*] the European Commission informed the public that the Commission … Lees verder

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