OFAC Releases Sanctions Compliance Guidance for the Virtual Currency Industry

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury recently published sanctions compliance guidance for the virtual currency industry (the Guidance).  The move was long anticipated, given the rapid industry growth and limited regulator guidance in this space.  The Guidance provides an overview of OFAC sanctions requirements and procedures, including …
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New Central Bank Guidance for UAE Financial Institutions on Suspicious Activity/Transaction Reporting

On June 7, 2021, the UAE Central Bank issued new guidance requiring all UAE financial institutions to file suspicious activity reports (SARs) or suspicious transaction reports (STRs) with the UAE’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) using the goAML portal within 35 calendar days of detection of any conduct that they reasonably suspect may be linked to …
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Win for families as High Court rules Home Office asylum guidance is unlawful

Support us and go ad-free Part of the Home Office’s guidance on reuniting unaccompanied child asylum seekers (UAMs) with their families in the UK is unlawful, the High Court has ruled. Legal action Safe Passage, a charity that supports child refugees, took legal action against the Home Office over how caseworkers are told to process …
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Mother ‘petrified’ as new shielding guidance allows family to go out in Tier 4

A mother-of-three who has been advised to shield has described feeling “petrified” as updated guidance states her children can still go out in Tier 4. No help Charlie Shore from Walton-on-Thames in Surrey, said she lives in fear every day and that the new guidance on shielding published on 21 December “doesn’t feel any different” …
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Shielders told not to go to work in Tier 4 areas in updated guidance

Support us and go ad-free Clinically extremely vulnerable people in Tier 4 areas are being told not to go to work even if they are unable to work from home in new guidance published on shielding. People across London, the South East and the East of England received further guidance online on Monday after the …
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COVID-19: guidance for stepdown of infection control precautions within hospitals and discharging COVID-19 patients from hospital to home settings

Published 9 April 2020 Last updated 18 December 2020 + show all updates 18 December 2020 Updated to include information on designated settings and exemption from re-testing. 30 July 2020 Changes to self-isolation policy for all admitted patients to 14 days; updated section 3 to include the provision of written instructions for ongoing isolation when discharging …
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