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SFO director: Preserving EU cooperation is in “everyone’s best interest”

SFO director: Preserving EU cooperation is in “everyone’s best interest”

December 14, 2017, GIR

UK Serious Fraud Office director David Green has said that the authority has consulted both UK and European authorities over how Brexit will affect cross-border enforcement.

Canada Privacy Commissioner opens investigation into Uber

Canada Privacy Commissioner opens investigation into Uber

December 12, 2017, GIR

Canada’s top data privacy authority has opened an investigation into ride-hailing app Uber over a 2016 hack in which the data of 815,000 Canadians was stolen from the company.

UK home secretary lays out new plans to battle economic crime

UK home secretary lays out new plans to battle economic crime

December 11, 2017, GIR

Reacting to the UK home secretary’s announcement of new initiatives to tackle economic crime, London lawyers expressed concerns that one move in particular may reduce the independence of the Serious Fraud Office.

London magistrates' court blocks former SBM Offshore VP travel request

London magistrates' court blocks former SBM Offshore VP travel request

December 07, 2017, GIR

An English district judge has blocked a request on 7 December to allow SBM Offshore vice-president Stephen Whiteley to return to his home in Malaysia while out on bail, labelling him a flight risk.

SEC said to have picked experienced Republican aide for PCAOB chair

SEC said to have picked experienced Republican aide for PCAOB chair

December 06, 2017, GIR

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has reportedly chosen a replacement for James Doty as chairman of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).

World Bank announces Oberthur debarment

World Bank announces Oberthur debarment

December 04, 2017, GIR

The World Bank has announced the debarment of French digital security company Oberthur Technologies after the company admitted to making improper payments to a sub-contractor.

SEC ratifies its administrative law judges

SEC ratifies its administrative law judges

December 01, 2017, GIR

The US Securities and Exchange Commission filed an order on 30 November ratifying the appointment of its five administrative law judges.

Former Obama national security officials launch Seattle consultancy

Former Obama national security officials launch Seattle consultancy

November 29, 2017, GIR

Two former top US national security officials have started a consultancy firm to serve the data transfer, compliance and national security needs of big technology companies.

Zarrab flips in NY sanctions case

Zarrab flips in NY sanctions case

November 28, 2017, GIR

Turkish-Iranian gold trader Reza Zarrab, accused of violating US sanctions on Iran, has pleaded guilty and will testify for the government in its case against an alleged conspirator, according to reports.

Uber hack adds to ride-sharing company’s woes

Uber hack adds to ride-sharing company’s woes

November 24, 2017, GIR

The revelation of an enormous 2016 data breach is the latest in a string of scandals at ride-sharing app company Uber, which faces a growing number of investigations and lawsuits.