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Google’s data storage system loses it another warrant case

Google’s data storage system loses it another warrant case

April 26, 2017, GIR

A US judge ordered Google to turn over user data stored outside the country, after rejecting the company’s argument that executing the warrant required the Stored Communications Act to be applied extraterritorially.

Mark Mendelsohn: Enforcers should back off to encourage self-reports

Mark Mendelsohn: Enforcers should back off to encourage self-reports

April 24, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Mark Mendelsohn, a former head of the DOJ's FCPA unit, said that a fear of internal controls being criticised by authorities and regulators is preventing more companies from voluntarily self-disclosing misconduct.

People news roundup: former White House counsel returns to Kirkland

People news roundup: former White House counsel returns to Kirkland

April 24, 2017, GIR

In the latest people news, the World Bank appoints a new anti-corruption chief, Debevoise & Plimpton hires a spate of former federal prosecutors and a roundup of other recent moves and promotions.

GIR Live London – the future of DPAs

GIR Live London – the future of DPAs

April 21, 2017, GIR

Rolls-Royce’s landmark deferred prosecution agreement with the Serious Fraud Office was touted as a game-changer. At GIR Live London on 27 April, SFO general counsel Alun Milford and a panel of leading lawyers will discuss the future of DPAs in the UK.

Airbus faces multiple lawsuits and bribery investigations over aircraft deals

Airbus faces multiple lawsuits and bribery investigations over aircraft deals

April 18, 2017, GIR

Former consultants hired to advise Airbus on business deals are suing the aerospace company as it handles corruption investigations around the world.

UK court approves Tesco DPA

UK court approves Tesco DPA

April 10, 2017, GIR

UK retailer Tesco has entered into a £129 million settlement with the SFO, drawing a line under a £326 million accounting scandal that had plagued the company since 2014.

Privacy Shield in jeopardy under Trump

Privacy Shield in jeopardy under Trump

April 07, 2017, GIR

The European Parliament says it is concerned that a data-sharing pact that allows personal data to be transferred across the Atlantic for business purposes is no longer fit for purpose because US intelligence agencies can access EU citizens’ data without warrants.

Challenges to SFO investigations should be rare, UK court says

Challenges to SFO investigations should be rare, UK court says

April 04, 2017, GIR

Following Unaoil’s failed application for judicial review companies and individuals will find it difficult to contest SFO investigations, lawyers say.

Self-reporting after Rolls-Royce: is it worth it?

Self-reporting after Rolls-Royce: is it worth it?

April 03, 2017, GIR

After Rolls-Royce secured a landmark DPA without self-reporting, lawyers question the incentives for companies to disclose potential wrongdoing to the SFO.

SFO prosecutor calls for “expectation management” when calculating loss in bribery cases

SFO prosecutor calls for “expectation management” when calculating loss in bribery cases

April 03, 2017, GIR

The challenges of calculating financial losses caused by bribery can make it more difficult for prosecutors to seek confiscation and compensation orders to recover the proceeds of crime, an SFO lawyer has said.