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Europe increases its control on financial institutions | AML supervision proposal for the banking and financial sector

Yesterday the European Commission announced its plans to revise supervision regulations in relation to the banking and financial sector. The press release is as follows and includes references to other documents and information: Stronger anti-money laundering supervision for a stable … Lees verder

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Letterbox abatement | JURI draft report on cross-border conversions, mergers and divisions

On 7 August the rapporteur of the Committee on Legal Affairs of the European Parliament (JURI) published her draft report on a proposal by the European Commission for a directive regarding cross-border conversions, mergers and divisions. Letterbox-companies use cross-border facilities According … Lees verder

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FATF’s influence on judges and prosecutors | President’s Paper

FATF is an undemocratic organisation, lacking independent supervision and lacking independent scientific counterbalance. Therefore it is worrying that this organisation is trying to influence judges and prosecutors in relation to their role in convicting people based on anti-moneylaundering and counter … Lees verder

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COE guidelines on safeguarding privacy in the media

Two European organisations: the Council of Europe Steering Committee on Media and Information Society and the Consultative Committee of Convention 108 discussed and jointly approved Guidelines on safeguarding privacy in the media, based on the ECHR caselaw, aiming to be … Lees verder

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E-evidence opinion by the Meijers Committee

On 18 July the Meijers Committee has published comments on the proposal for a regulation on European Production and Preservation Orders for electronic evidence in criminal matters, the so-called “e-Evidence Regulation”. The comments are critical: The Committee questions the legal … Lees verder

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AMLD4 | European Commission starts infringement procedures against Greece, Ireland and Romania

Today the European Commission announced that it is taking action against EU member states that have not transposed AMLD4 into national legislation: Infringements: Commission refers Greece, Ireland and Romania to the Court of Justice for not implementing anti-money laundering rules … Lees verder

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European survey on the awareness of people on the concept and implications of their own digital footprint

Currentle the European Digital Learning Network pledges to carry out a pan-European survey to gather qualitative data about the awareness of adult peopleon the concept and implications of digital footprint. According to this announcement the pledge will be carried out in … Lees verder

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5th Anti-Money laundering Directive has entered into force | AMLD5

Yesterday the European Commission announced that the 5th Anti-Money laundering Directive has entered into force. Good news! The 5th Anti-Money laundering Directive has entered into force #AMLD. It will make the fight against money laundering & terrorism financing more efficient. … Lees verder

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AML/CFT for lawyers | CCBE

In its latest newsletter CCBE reported on Belgian resistance by lawyers against the implementation of the 4th Anti-money laundering Directive in Belgium. Further CCBE informs the public it is involved in revision of the FATF guidance for lawyers, accountants and company … Lees verder

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Europol security tips for the public

Europol is providing security tips for the public, to be found on their twitter account, recently for instance: — #BuySafePaySafe tip: Use a #creditcard when shopping online 💳 Most credit cards have a strong customer protection policy. If you don’t … Lees verder

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