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Ex-Swiss banker convicted for selling secret tax data to Germany

A former UBS (UBSG.S) banker accused of selling information about wealthy German tax evaders to German authorities was convicted of… Read More

French watchdog slaps Google with $57M fine under new EU law

AP — France’s data privacy watchdog fined Google 50 million euros ($57 million) on Monday, the first penalty for a U.S. tech giant under new European data privacy rules that took effect last year. The National Data Protection Commission said it fined the U.S. internet giant for “lack of transparency,… Read More

German banking regulator calls for better coordination, ‘urgent’ action in anti-money laundering

The president of German financial watchdog BaFin has urged firms to treat the fight against money laundering as a ‘very high priority,’ and called for better coordination in Europe to tackle the crime. In a recent speech, BaFin chief Felix Hufeld referred to reports of suspected cases of money laundering… Read More