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SFO Incorporation into the NCA

The Conservative manifesto, published on 18 May 2017, proposes to incorporate the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) into the National Crime Agency (NCA). The proposal would spell the end of a standalone specialist investigation and prosecution body, targeting major bribery and fraud in the UK.   In The Times Briefing today,
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Data Breach as a Boardroom Issue? Considering Potential Corporate Criminal Liability

In recent months, discussion about the “failure to prevent” model of corporate liability has gained momentum. Considered below is a recent working paper by The White Collar Crime Centre which explores whether the model could apply to data breach. Read the full BLL post here. 
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The Red Tape Initiative

Red tape initiativeJonathan Fisher QC has been appointed to serve as a member of the Legal Panel of the Red Tape Initiative. The Red Tape Initiative is a cross party initiative for reaching consensus on regulatory changes in post-Brexit Britain.  Officially launched on 20 April 2017, the Red Tape Initiative’s first working
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In the Age of Data Breach and Cyber Threat

The White Collar Crime Centre has today published a Working Paper considering the potential expansion of corporate criminal liability for data breach. As the effects of the coordinated international cyber attack continue to unfold, the Working Paper generates debate about whether existing data protection legislation is fit for purpose, calls for greater scrutiny
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Jonathan Fisher QC leads SFO team in landmark ruling

On 25th April 2013 the SFO announced that they were conducting a criminal investigation into ENRC Ltd following corruption allegations against the company in relation to three sets of transactions between 2010 and 2012, through which ENRC acquired five mining projects in Congo.  Documents in relation to these transactions were
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The White Collar Centre