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On October 8, 2020, the Attorney General’s Cyber-Digital Task Force (“the Task Force”) issued its Cryptocurrency Enforcement Framework (the “Report”), which offers background on virtual assets, enforcement milestones, and plans for increasing scrutiny into the use of cryptocurrency, following the Task Force’s inception in 2018.

October 22, 2020
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On October 1, 2020, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) issued guidance warning of potential sanctions risks for making ransomware payments related to malicious cybersecurity incidents.  The same day, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) issued an advisory related to the role of financial institutions in processing ransomware payments.

October 8, 2020
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In December 2019, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced a new Export Control and Sanctions Enforcement Policy for Business Organizations (the “Policy”) regarding voluntary self-disclosures of potentially criminal violations of export control and sanctions laws…

February 28, 2020
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On Friday, January 31, courts in the U.S., U.K., and France approved a multinational deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with Airbus SE to settle bribery and corruption charges in connection with the company’s use of third-party consultants to secure aircraft sales…

February 5, 2020
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The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) released a comprehensive framework on five essential components of an economic sanctions compliance program.

May 10, 2019
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On December 1, Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer (CFO) of Chinese telecommunications giant, Huawei Technologies, was arrested by Canadian authorities at the request of the United States.

December 20, 2018