Judicial appeal 'considered' against ICO's FATCA decision, on grounds of insufficiently-examined evidence

The U.S. born, UK-resident woman whose crowd-funded complaint over data protection violations she alleged had resulted from the way HMRC had forwarded her personal information to the U.S. was recently not upheld by the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), is actively considering lodging a judicial review – but says that her legal advisers have told her she'll need to secure "£75,000 within the next 10 days" if she is to do so.

‘Policy concerns’ feared to weigh in pending UK FATCA challenge ruling

Last Wednesday, the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced that it expects imminently to issue its decision in a closely-watched challenge over data protection violations that a U.S.-born, UK-resident complainant alleges have resulted from the way HMRC has forwarded her personal information to the U.S., in compliance with that country’s FATCA legislation.

The FATCA/AEOI Papers: Mishcon publishes research trove, unearthed as part of crowd-funded UK FATCA case

Correspondence and other documents having to do with the way the U.S. tax evasion-prevention law known as FATCA was agreed upon, and is now enforced by EU governments – along with similar materials having to do with the OECD’s more recent automatic exchange of information (AEOI) regime known as the Common Reporting Standard – have been published by a campaigning lawyer with London’s Mishcon de Reya law firm.

Dutch 'accidental American' in €4,269 crowd-funding effort to renounce

A 34-year-old, U.S.-born Dutchman who came to the Netherlands with his parents 29 years ago, and never left, has posted a GoFundMe.com petition, in an effort to raise the €4,269 he has calculated that he needs to renounce his American citizenship – because, he says, he would struggle to be able to to do it otherwise. 

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Supreme Court ruling on data transfer from UK to U.S. seen to boost UK FATCA legal challenge

A ruling last week by the UK's Supreme Court, in favor of a plaintiff who claimed that data protection laws had been broken in the transfer of her son's personal data to U.S. authorities, is being seen as potentially precedent-setting, as it is said to be the first such case involving questions about the legal transfer of personal data from Britain to the United States since the introduction of the GDPR across Europe in 2018.

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Uncle Sam wants YOU… to vote!

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Many overseas Americans – even more, in percentage terms, than their homeland counterparts – don’t vote.  A common attitude among such expats is expressed by one thirtysomething New Yorker, who was...

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