On January 17, 2019, the president of the Personal Data Protection Office (UODO) held a press briefing to set out how a no-deal Brexit would affect Polish data controllers and processors, and what...
On January 16, 2019, the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC), the Financial Sector Conduct Authority, the National Treasury, the South African Revenue Service and the South African Reserve Bank...
On January 17, 2019, the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) updated its guidance on suspicious transactions, to assist regulated entities in fulfilling their...
A new U.S. Department of Justice opinion on the Wire Act adds “a lot more confusion” for online gambling dealmakers and European companies eager to expand into the U.S. market, experts have said.
Canadian regulators have released updated guidance on filing suspicious transaction reports adding several new specific measures that financial firms should take to combat money laundering and...
The new chairperson of the House Committee on Financial Services has signalled her desire to hand powers back to the U.S.’ federal consumer protection regulator as a raft of new left-wing lawmakers...
The UK’s specialist anti-payment fraud unit has concluded an investigation into two individuals found guilty of attempting to commit at least £200,000 worth of fraud by recruiting bank employees.
On January 17, 2019, the Bank of Israel presented the new cheque format that is due to enter into circulation in the Israeli territory within the year, ahead of the Reducing the Use of Cash Law...
On January 16, 2019, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) unveiled its action plan for 2019, which will provide the roadmap for the actions and initiatives that the bank plans to undertake during...
On January 16, 2019, fintech associations from across the Asia-Pacific region announced the establishment of the Asia-Pacific FinTech Network, which aims to facilitate collaboration within the...
Payment providers serving the U.S. online gambling market face legal uncertainty after a decision by the Department of Justice to reverse a 2011 opinion on the application of the federal Wire Act.
Industry groups and legal experts have urged Dutch officials to revisit draft anti-money laundering reforms, arguing the burden on virtual currency firms is too heavy — and may inadvertently apply...
Brazil’s central bank and financial regulator is set to crack open the country’s fund transfer infrastructure to wider competition, not least by letting non-banks gain direct access to a round-the...
On January 15, 2019, the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) released its annual report for 2017, presenting its main accomplishments and supervision activities for that reporting period,...
On December 11, 2018, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Justice and Security published a consultation paper on the draft bill that makes amendments to the 4th Anti-Money Laundering...
The 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (Directive (EU) 2015/849), also known as the 4th AMLD, has brought in a set of obligations for the European Commission, European supervisory authorities ...

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