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Large-scale online investment fraud network with hundreds of victims across Europe

On 11 May 2021, a large criminal network involved in investment fraud and money laundering was dismantled as a result of a cross border operation supported by Europol and ... Read More
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Court orders Belgium to end coronavirus measures due to insufficient legal basis

A Belgian court has ordered the federal government to end all its coronavirus measures within 30 days because it failed to establish a proper legal basis for them, local ... Read More
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Improving the working conditions in platform work; Q&A

The European Commission has published Questions and Answers about improving the working conditions in platform work. Why does the European Union need an initiative on platform work? The platform ... Read More
General Data Protection Regulation

Value of GDPR fines shows dramatic increase in 2020

European Union (EU) regulators have imposed General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) fines of €272.5m (£242.6m/$330.5m) to date, €158.5m of them since 28 January 2020, in a sign that regulators ... Read More

Brexit: What’s happening and what comes next?

It’s been a hectic year in news, with the coronavirus pandemic and the US presidential election dominating the headlines. Brexit deadlines have come and gone, but now it’s fair ... Read More
General Data Protection Regulation

GDPR non-compliance: Multinational clothes retailer fined more than €35 million

Clothes retailer H&M has been fined more than €35 million in relation to employee record-keeping practices – the highest financial penalty imposed in Germany to-date in relation to non-compliance ... Read More
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Venezuela wins UK court decision in battle to get its gold back

The UK’s appeals court has ruled in favor of President Nicolas Maduro’s government in the battle to repatriate Venezuela’s $1 billion worth of gold held at the Bank of ... Read More
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Germany puts ex-Audi CEO on trial over ‘dieselgate’

Five years after “dieselgate” emissions cheating revelations rocked the car industry, ex-Audi CEO Rupert Stadler on Wednesday becomes the first top executive to stand trial in Germany. Stadler, 57, ... Read More
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Paris wins legal battle against Airbnb hosts in European high court

The European Court of Justice has upheld a French law that gives cities and towns the right to block short-term property rentals, a decision that may open the way ... Read More
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Irish High court freezes probe into Facebook’s EU-U.S. data flows

Ireland’s High Court on Monday (14 September) temporarily froze a probe by Facebook’s lead European Union regulator that threatened to halt the U.S. social media giant’s transatlantic data flows, ... Read More
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