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The UK announced a further round of sanctions and trade measures on 24 February 2023 to coincide with the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
2022 was yet another eventful year in terms of GDPR compliance. The continued evolution of the enforcement landscape, with increasing number of sanctions and individuals exercising their rights required time and attention from companies eager to remain compliant.
Just over £200 million was recovered by law enforcement authorities utilising their civil asset recovery powers during the financial year 2021 to 2022.
On November 28, 2022, the Council of the European Union formally adopted the Network and Information Security 2 Directive (NIS 2 Directive), replacing the current NIS Directive (Directive 2016/1148/EC).
It is anticipated that in 2023 the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will provide further guidance on the increasingly uncertain question of what kinds of “non-financial misconduct” may be relevant to an assessment of a regulated individual’s “fitness and propriety”
On Oct. 18, 2022, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) updated its “Guidance on Direct Marketing Using Electronic Mail,” providing refreshed FAQs regarding what constitutes electronic mail marketing, related rules and responsibilities, and miscellaneous clarifications to compliance questions such as “are tracking pixels covered by the electronic mail marketing rules?”
In BTI 2014 LLC v. Sequana S.A.  UKSC 25 (Sequana) the UK’s highest court, the Supreme Court (the Court), has considered for the first time the circumstances in which directors are required to consider the interests of creditors in carrying out their fiduciary duty to act in good faith in the interests of the company.
To extend the current standstill period by twelve months from July 2023 to July 2024.
The United Kingdom and United States announced in a joint statement on 17 October a new strategy to cooperate and collaborate further on economic sanctions implementation and enforcement.
In September 2021, Quebec’s Parliament enacted Law 25 (formerly Bill 64) (the “Law”), which updated Quebec’s data protection laws and added requirements for enterprises that do business within the province.
Affirming an en banc decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that an employer’s day-rate pay structure did not satisfy the “salary basis” component of the “white collar” executive exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), even though the employee at issue earned more than $200,000 per year and unquestionably met the salary-level and duties requirements of that exemption.
The Biden administration has announced its intention to end the COVID-19 National Emergency (NE) and the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) on May 11, 2023 (read our series introduction for more information).
On January 30, 2023, the Biden administration announced its intention to make final extensions of both the COVID-19 National Emergency (NE) and the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) through May 11, 2023, at which point both will end.
California’s youngest tax agency, the Office of Tax Appeals (OTA), may be in for some significant changes based on proposed amendments (Proposed Amendments) to Title 18, Chapter 4.1 of the California Code of Regulations, which were issued by the OTA February 2023.
The National Labor Relations Board has returned to its pre-2020 standard restricting certain confidentiality and non-disparagement clauses in departing employees’ severance agreements.
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