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Sofortüberweisung & Co: What Happens to My Data?

The Account Information and Payment Initiation services make the payment services market more versatile, and certainly set some interesting data-protection questions. Account Information Services provide consolidated information on payment accounts, e.g. via multibanking apps. Whereas Payment Initiation Services, such as the Swedish provider Klarna, trigger online payment transactions. Written by Florian Braunauer & Katharina Anna Riedlinger.

By |2019-08-26T12:38:15+02:0026. August 2019|

Compliance Solutions Day – 25.09.2019

The annual Compliance Solutions Day (25 September 2019) is taking place for the sixth time. This year's motto: Calculated Risk – Compliance in Uncertain Times. The full-day conference promises orientation for effective compliance management in precarious times. Christopher Schrank will provide information on the benefits of internal investigations coordinated with the public prosecutor's office.

By |2019-08-21T10:45:47+02:0021. August 2019|

I.E.C.T. – Summer School on Entrepreneurship 2019 – 15.09.2019

I.E.C.T. – Summer School on Entrepreneurship will show participants the way to successfully commercialize their ideas by guiding them through the processes of protecting their ideas, investigating and pinpointing the market, raising finance, building teams and selling their ideas. It has been specifically designed for the budding entrepreneur or corporate innovator who requires practical know-how in the development of a new business.

By |2019-09-12T14:14:38+02:006. August 2019|

Anti-Money Laundering in Betting – Rules Tightening is a Sure Bet

From year to year, the state legislators have been steadily tightening the regulations for sports betting providers in Europe. In 2019, the European Commission's imminent infringement proceedings against Austria are a prime example of this trend. The betting industry is lagging behind in terms of requirements to counter money-laundering and terrorist financing, in the Commission's opinion, and that's about to change. Written by Raphael Toman & Tanja Schmid.

By |2019-08-06T15:48:43+02:006. August 2019|

What to Look out for in the Amendment to the Austrian Economic Ownership Register Act

Since the adoption of the Economic Ownership Register Act ("WiEReg") in 2018, Austrian companies and other legal entities must notify their beneficial owners to the WE-Register. The fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism, however, is already entering the next round. On 11 July 2019, the Austrian legislator has introduced a comprehensive package of measures to implement the 5th EU Money Laundering Directive (Directive (EU) 2018/843) which also envisages numerous changes to the law (EU Financial Adjustment Act 2019, BGBl I No. 62/2019). Written by Christopher Schrank & Hannes Schlager.

By |2019-08-01T16:18:08+02:001. August 2019|

When are party donations punishable?

The Economic and Corruption Prosecutor's Office (WKStA) is currently investigating, among other things, managers who are said to have made major donations to affiliated associations. Many companies now ask themselves whether they could have been punished due to party donations. What you need to pay attention is explained by Christopher Schrank & Gregor Oberschmidleitner in this article.

By |2019-07-18T10:10:37+02:0016. July 2019|

Record-Breaking Multi-Million Fine for Stolen Data

The UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) announced yesterday that the airline British Airways will pay a record-breaking nine-figure fine for stolen data. Our data protection experts Scheyda Shafieian and Martin Pichler discuss how this announcement emphasizes the importance of Cyber Security.

By |2019-07-10T16:23:53+02:009. July 2019|

Seminal Judgement Will Protect Bees from Pesticide Misuse

Today, the Higher Regional Court of Graz (Oberlandesgericht Graz) passed down a landmark decision in the final instance. Dietmar K., a fruit farmer in Carinthia, was sentenced to four months imprisonment and a 6,000 euro fine. This new case law is a great success, and not only for the Austrian beekeepers, but for the entire population.

By |2019-07-10T16:36:17+02:002. July 2019|