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Lessons for UK Companies From US DOJ Guidance on Corporate Compliance Programs

The DOJ’s recently updated guidance poses helpful questions for UK corporates evaluating the effectiveness of their internal compliance programmes. By Stuart Alford QC, Erin Brown Jones, and Nathan H. Seltzer It is well known that a corporate’s failure to prevent offences can be answered with a defence of “adequate procedures” in a case of bribery … Continue Reading

What Does Brexit Mean for UK Data Protection Law?

By Gail Crawford and Ulrich Wuermeling As the whole world now knows, the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU) in its historic referendum on 23rd June by a vote of 51.9 percent in favour of “leave” to 48.1 in favour of “remain”. This blog focusses on how that decision will impact both UK … Continue Reading

Proposal of EU-US Privacy Shield Leaves Businesses in State of Uncertainty

By Ulrich Wuermeling, Gail Crawford and Jennifer Archie Earlier this week, the European Commission announced that a “political” agreement has been reached on a new framework for data flows from the EU to the US. The announcement highlights a few changes from the old Safe Harbor regime, such as more direct and active oversight by US … Continue Reading

European Court of Justice: Safe Harbor Decision Is Invalid!

By Jennifer Archie, Gail Crawford and Ulrich Wuermeling On October 6, the European Court of Justice ruled that Decision 2000/520 of the European Commission, which stated that Safe Harbor-certified US companies provide adequate protection for personal data transferred to them from the EU (the Safe Harbor Adequacy Decision), is invalid (Case C-362/14 – Maximillian Schrems … Continue Reading
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