‘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.

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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Lawsuit in UK to challenge legality of British gov't's data-sharing under FATCA

An American who came to the UK 19 years ago, and who was stunned to receive a letter from her bank in 2016 informing her of her U.S. tax obligations and that her account data would be shared with the Internal Revenue Service – as required by the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act – has retained London's Mishcon de Reya law firm to legally challenge what she claims is the mis-use of her personal data and a violation of her privacy. 

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'After a 20-year relationship, I'm giving up on Mexico'

'After a 20-year relationship, I'm giving up on Mexico'

A retired dentist from Fort Worth, Texas, Kenneth Karger fell in love with Mexico two decades ago, as did his family. Here, in a first-person article addressed in part to...

Jul-30-2020