Category: EUROPEAN UNION

FRANCE: Bolloré Group fined €12m for corruption in Africa

French industrial group Bollore on Friday entered into a settlement with the French authorities over a decade-old corruption case in Togo. The holding company admitted to resorting to corruption and breach of trust in order to win the management of the port of Lomé,… Continue Reading “FRANCE: Bolloré Group fined €12m for corruption in Africa”

Former Geneva Minister found guilty of accepting undue advantage from Abu Dhabi

So the verdict is in: being invited by a Sheikh to watch the F1 race will land you in hot waters in Switzerland. A former Geneva minister has been found guilty of accepting an undue benefit linked to his luxury trip to Abu Dhabi.… Continue Reading “Former Geneva Minister found guilty of accepting undue advantage from Abu Dhabi”

Data Privacy: France fines Google $120M and Amazon $42M for dropping cookies without consent

Advertisers take note! Google has been slapped with a €100 million fine ($120M) for dropping cookies on Google.fr and Amazon €35M ($42M) for doing so on Amazon.fr under the enforcement notices issued today. Members-only content. While the blog operates on a free-to-view basis, your… Continue Reading “Data Privacy: France fines Google $120M and Amazon $42M for dropping cookies without consent”

ex-Geneva minister to face trial over Abu Dhabi visit

SWITZERLAND: Being invited by a Sheikh to watch the Abu Dhabi F1 race could land you in hot waters in Switzerland. Another fascinating case where the Gulf culture of hospitality and Western anticorruption laws may clash. Members-only content. While the blog operates on a free-to-view basis, your registration is… Continue Reading “ex-Geneva minister to face trial over Abu Dhabi visit”

Retail Company HIT With Record-Breaking GDPR Fine Over Illegal Employee Surveillance

If you thought GDPR enforcement was slowed down due to Covid-19, think again. Swedish retail company H&M has been hit with an eye-watering €35 million ($41.3 million) fine for illegally surveilling employees in Germany. Members-only content. While the blog operates on a free-to-view basis, your registration is required… Continue Reading “Retail Company HIT With Record-Breaking GDPR Fine Over Illegal Employee Surveillance”