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Keeping up with the ever-changing landscape of compliance regulations is one of the biggest challenges of our work. These updates will make that a little easier. Use the legal and regulatory feed to stay current on the latest news and regulations impacting the world of compliance.

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UK High Court rules that litigation privilege does not apply to documents produced in an internal investigation

05/23/2017

The UK High Court ruled in favour of the Serious Fraud Office, finding that certain categories of documents produced by Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Ltd during an internal investigation were not covered by litigation privilege.

Germany passes new Federal Data Protection Act

05/16/2017

Germany is one step closer to new data protection rules as the German Parliament and the Federal Council have both approved the draft of a new Federal Data Protection Act (Bundestag printing matter 18/11325). The purpose of the draft is to align German data protection law to the European General Data Protection Regulation which will be applicable as of May 25, 2018.

Singapore Adopts ISO 37001 Standard on Anti-Bribery Management Systems

05/12/2017

Singapore launched the Singapore Standard ISO 37001 on Anti-bribery management systems on 12 April 2017, following a public consultation.

Switzerland to Overhaul its Data Protection Framework

05/10/2017

In the wake of EU's upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Swiss government has recently issued a preliminary draft of a new Data Protection Act (Draft-DPA) that aims to modernize Swiss data protection law.

Indonesian OJK Issues New Regulation on Administrative Sanctions

05/09/2017

The OJK would issue administrative sanctions incrementally. However there are now exceptions to this general rule.

Czech criminal court has terminated proceedings against a legal entity due to implementation of a compliance program

05/04/2017

The Municipal court in Prague ruled that criminal proceedings against a company will be terminated because the company "has used all efforts to prevent the commitment of the crime" by one of its managing employees and therefore fulfilled the conditions for its exculpation.

Canada: Pharmaceutical Industry Should Prepare for Individual Producer Responsibility

05/03/2017

The uncertainty among producers within the waste diversion industry in Canada over the coming change from an industry-funded organization fee-based model to an individual producer responsibility regime for “brand holders” has principally focused upon those various regulated waste streams at the centre of mandatory diversion.

Trump Order Raises Significant FCA Compliance Concerns

05/01/2017

President Trump signed an executive order calling for increased monitoring and enforcement of laws that require -- or express a preference for -- domestic goods, services, and labor. Trump’s order requires more rigorous enforcement of “Buy American” laws that require agencies and government contractors to procure goods, products or materials that are produced in the United States.