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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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What to Watch: Draft Export Control Law of China


If enacted, the ECL will be the first set of comprehensive and unified export control legislation in China, which is aimed at upgrading the country's existing regime consisting of various administrative regulations and rules.

Legal Privilege in Internal Investigations: an Update from Switzerland


A Swiss Federal Criminal Court shined some light on the Swiss approach regarding the scope of the legal privilege.

Italy Adopts Whistleblowing Law in the Private Sector


The Italian Parliament approved a new law extending to the private sector the protection of employees who report unlawful behaviors of which they became aware during their work activities.

UN Votes to Impose New Sanctions Against North Korea


Following its intercontinental ballistic missile test in November, the UN Security Council unanimously voted to imposed new sanctions on North Korea.

Latin America: FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy


This issue of the Ethics & Compliance in the Americas newsletter covers the new FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy, which replaced the FCPA Pilot Program that had been in effect since April 2016.

Data Protection Officers Must Not Have a Conflict of Interest – Part 2


Under the European General Data Protection Regulation many companies will be required to appoint a Data Protection Officer. Violating the requirements relating to the appointment of a DPO can be sanctioned with fines of up to EUR 10 million or up to 2 percent of the total worldwide annual turnover, whichever is higher. So, who do you appoint as your DPO?

United Kingdom: The Morrisons Data Breach Judgment


Various Claimants v Wm Morrisons Supermarket PLC is an important decision about how and when an employer can be liable to its employees for data protection law breaches caused by a rogue employee.

Malaysia: MyEG’s Penalty For Abuse of Dominant Position


The Competition Appeal Tribunal upheld the Malaysian Competition Commission's decision that My E.G. Services Berhad and its wholly-owned subsidiary have abused their dominant position in the provision and management of online Foreign Workers Permit renewals.