Eturas runs the e-commerce back-end of 30 travel agents in Lithuania. An administrator message to each member informed them that the e-commerce functionality allowing each travel agent to grant discounts would be capped at 3 per cent. That message appeared in part of the system relating to information messages. The Court of Justice found that administrator messages could be the basis of illegal cartel type conduct.
The European Commission has proposed a new Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications that is intended to supplement the General Data Protection Regulation.
Transparency International has launched its latest 2016 Corruption Perception Index. China’s ranking continues to improve, moving up by four places from last year’s rank of 83 to a rank this year of 79. Find out more about the other highlights.
In December 2016, Ukraine introduced a new procedure to the National Agency on Corruption Prevention before terminating an employee who was responsible for implementing the Anti-Corruption Program.
An attorneys’ data privacy initiative brought an action against the Adequacy Decision in the CJEU claiming that the Adequacy Decision of the European Commission is null and void.
New requirements for all Russian companies to identify their ultimate beneficiaries enter into force on 21 December 2016.
On 15 November 2016, the Hungarian Data Protection and Freedom of Information Authority (Hungarian DPA) released a comprehensive guidance about the basic requirements of data processing in the employment context.
After several years of development, involving input from over 50 countries, the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has finally published ISO 37001: Anti-Bribery Management Systems Standard – a new international standard designed to assist organisations worldwide in implementing and maintaining effective anti-bribery systems.
Baker & McKenzie released the 2016 edition of its Global Overview of Anti-Bribery Handbook. You can read the Handbook for free on Global Compliance News.
As of August 1, 2016, U.S. companies can now self-certify compliance to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield to the U.S. Department of Commerce