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appeals data breach fine
MLex: The Cabinet
Office, the UK government department responsible for managing the Prime
Minister’s affairs, is appealing a fine it received on 2
December 2021. The Information Commissioner’s Office fined the Cabinet Office
£500,000 for publishing the postal addresses of celebrities and public figures.
See News Analysis: Cabinet
Office appeals data breach fine.
Foreign, Commonwealth &
Development Office publishes change to UK Sanctions List
The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) has announced the change of the UK Sanctions List's format, as of Februrary 2022.
See: LNB News 11/01/2022 31.
UK Finance blog discusses environmental crime and thematic sanctions
UK Finance has published a blog discussing whether environmental crimes could be a possible thematic sanctions area. Although the focus is currently on environmental crimes as a risk to supply chains and the links to money laundering, the author argues that the ‘old world’ of anti-money laundering and sanctions operating in silos is being broken down.
See: LNB News 12/01/2022 93.
European Commission amends list of high-risk third countries with strategic deficiencies under MLD4
The European Commission has adopted a delegated regulation identifying high-risk third countries with strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing regimes. The new regulation adds some countries which have been identified as having strategic deficiencies and removes others that no longer present strategic deficiencies.
See: LNB News 12/01/2022 50.
OECD offers upgraded foreign bribery toolkit, but will recalcitrant countries use it?
MLex: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD’s) Working Group on Bribery in International Business recently updated 11-year old guidance with provisions that encourage members to use new tools to crack down on foreign bribery and better protect whistleblowers. While the revisions give the OECD's Working Group a wider base to push for reforms by lagging members, it may yet have its work cut out to win results, not least because it can’t compel them.
See News Analysis: OECD offers upgraded foreign bribery toolkit, but will recalcitrant countries use it?
Five questions the AG’s SFO investigation must consider
Law360, London: The fate of Britain’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and its top official rests on the outcome of an investigation by the government’s most senior law officer into an appellate judgment quashing the bribery conviction of Unaoil executive Ziad Akle.
See News Analysis: Five questions the AG’s SFO investigation must consider.
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