Tuesday, October 21, 2014

EU Mulls Enhanced Rules for Monitoring, Reporting Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The European Commission Nov. 23 proposed to expand the greenhouse gas emissions data that EU countries are annually required to report…

Greenhouse Gas Concentrations Hit Record Level in 2010, U.N. Weather Agency Reports

The year 2010 marked another record year for concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, with an accelerated increase in the two gases contributing the most to global warming, according to a report…

India to Allow 51 Percent Direct Foreign Investment in Multi-Brand Retail Sector

December 1, 2011 in WTO Reporter

After years of deliberation, the Indian government Nov. 24 agreed to allow 51 percent foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail, opening the doors for retail companies such as Walmart, Tesco and Carrefour to enter the country’s $450 billion retail sector, currently dominated by small family run-shops…

Fear of Corruption Dissuades Overseas Investment, Due Diligence Lacking, Kroll Says

December 1, 2011 in WTO Reporter

Fear of fraud is dissuading many companies from doing business in at least one foreign country, according to survey results from Kroll’s fifth annual Global Fraud Report…

ANALYSIS: U.S. Securities And Exchange Commission Guidance On Disclosure Obligations Relating To Cybersecurity Risks And Cyber Incidents

The Staff of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance October 13, 2011, issued written guidance (CF Disclosure Guidance: Topic No. 2) setting forth the views of the Staff regarding disclosure obligations in respect of cybersecurity risks and cyber incidents…

ANALYSIS: New Zealand Now An Attractive Tax Location For Offshore Managed Funds

Foreign investors in a New Zealand fund with only foreign investments will now bear no New Zealand tax on their income, whether or not the fund distributes that income…

In Significant Move to Global Interoperability, APEC Leaders Approve Cross-Border Data Transfer Rules

The recent approval of new cross-border data transfer privacy rules by Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) ministers is a significant step toward a global system for transferring personal information despite a dizzying array of disparate data privacy regime…

ANALYSIS: U.S. Patent Enforcement In The Cloud: Recent Developments

In today’s economic environment, businesses are looking away from making long-term and expensive investments in computer infrastructure, software, and hardware solutions, and are instead seeking to meet their technology needs through more cost-effective measures. One such measure getting significant attention in recent years is cloud computing…

ANALYSIS: Hungary’s New Data Protection Act Raises Concerns, Prompts Call For European Commission Infringement Action

When Hungary adopted its first data protection act in 1992, it was among the first countries to introduce a model for regulating personal data protection and freedom of information in the same act by the same independent authority in accordance with the requirements of Article 28 of the EU Data Protection Directive…