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Irish court confirms how litigation privilege applies in regulatory context

Irish court confirms how litigation privilege applies in regulatory context

April 16, 2018, GIR

An Irish court ruling has confirmed that litigation privilege can apply to documents prepared in response to requests made by the country’s white-collar crime authority under section 780 of the Companies Act.

Trench Rossi and Baker McKenzie sued for malpractice

Trench Rossi and Baker McKenzie sued for malpractice

April 11, 2018, GIR

A Brazilian investment holding company has sued the law firms in Washington, DC over their hiring of a Brazilian federal prosecutor.

ICO won’t “simply add zeros” to fines, says deputy chief

ICO won’t “simply add zeros” to fines, says deputy chief

April 11, 2018, GIR

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office deputy commissioner James Dipple-Johnstone has sought to allay fears that the authority is compiling a “hitlist of companies” to fine once the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation hands it greater sanctioning powers.

Brazil fines Facebook for withholding data

Brazil fines Facebook for withholding data

April 06, 2018, GIR

Facebook is considering whether to appeal against a $33 million fine it has received in Brazil for failing to hand over users’ WhatsApp messages as part of a fraud investigation.

Reding slams US “doublespeak” on data privacy

Reding slams US “doublespeak” on data privacy

March 29, 2018, GIR

The former European Commissioner who proposed the EU’s incoming General Data Protection Regulation has warned that US steps encroaching on privacy threaten to harm efforts to patch up relations with the EU.

FBI communication breakdown led to “back door” demand in San Bernardino case

FBI communication breakdown led to “back door” demand in San Bernardino case

March 28, 2018, GIR

The FBI demanded that Apple give it access to a terrorist’s data before the agency fully investigated whether it could retrieve the data itself, the DOJ’s inspector general has found.

CJEU court rulings may stymie Polish and UK EAWs

CJEU court rulings may stymie Polish and UK EAWs

March 27, 2018, GIR

Two Irish courts have asked the EU’s top court to issue clarifications on matters that could invalidate future and current arrest warrants issued by the UK and Poland.

Microsoft case could be resolved under US Cloud Act

Microsoft case could be resolved under US Cloud Act

March 27, 2018, GIR

A US Supreme Court case concerning a dispute over whether US authorities can access emails stored online and overseas could be dismissed following the enactment of the Cloud Act.

Judge asks about UK regulators’ non-prosecution of forex traders

Judge asks about UK regulators’ non-prosecution of forex traders

March 27, 2018, GIR

A US federal judge overseeing the US Department of Justice prosecution of three foreign exchange market traders has questioned why UK authorities did not bring a case against the defendants.

Singapore passes UK-style DPA legislation

Singapore passes UK-style DPA legislation

March 26, 2018, GIR

Newly passed legislation in Singapore introducing DPAs closely follows similar legislation in the UK.