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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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Draft Law implementing GDPR in Portugal


The Council of Ministers recently approved Draft law n.º 67/2018 that will ensure the implementation of the GDPR in Portugal.

New Obligation for Spanish Companies to Disclose Their Ultimate Beneficial Owners


The Spanish Ministry of Justice issued Ministerial Order 319/2018 which requires Spanish non-listed companies to disclose their ultimate beneficial owners to the Companies Registry and keep said information updated.

Japan EU Data Transfers – Mutual Adequacy Findings Under APPI and GDPR


Significant progress has been made over the past 11 months to bridge the differences between Japan's privacy protection requirements under the Act on the Protection of Personal Information and those of the EU under the GDPR.

Malaysia Introduces “Corporate Liability” Bill


The Malaysian Government has proposed a bill that will make corporations liable for the corrupt practices of its associated persons.

U.S. Government to Include Digital Currency Addresses on List of Sanctioned Parties


The U.S. Government is considering adding digital currency addresses affiliated with individuals and entities identified to the List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons

Spanish Supreme Court Admits Employee E-mails Obtained in the Course of an Internal Investigation...


A judicial decision has confirmed the admissibility as evidence, to justify a dismissal, of the emails of the dismissed employee obtained in the course of an internal investigation.

End of US Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program


The US Internal Revenue Service announced that it will end the 2014 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program on September 28, 2018.

China’s New Era of Graft-Busting Promises a Tougher Regime Ahead


On 20 March 2018, China's National People's Congress passed the Supervision Law detailing the powers and responsibilities of the National Supervision Commission.