Proposed Act on Transparency of Public Life: New obligations for businesses and employers

Work is underway on the Act on Transparency of Public Life, which would introduce numerous solutions not previously encountered in the Polish legal system. The aim of the proposed act is to increase the transparency of management and control over publicly financed institutions, and to reinforce anticorruption mechanisms in Poland.

Combating corruption as a legal obligation of enterprises

A new law introducing an obligation to establish anticorruption compliance procedures entered into force in France on 1 June 2017. The impact of the law may be broader than it might seem at first glance.

Tax sanctions imposed on cash transactions over PLN 15,000 from 1 January 2017

As of 2016, the limit for cash transactions is EUR 15,000, and there is no tax sanction for violating this limit. All of this will change from 1 January 2017.

Penalisation of commerce—confiscation of enterprises

With the fight against economic crime, criminal law increasingly intrudes into the sphere of business. Under proposed legislation, an enterprise used to commit an offence could be confiscated.

Would Apple have to crack an iPhone’s security in Poland?

A software manufacturer’s role in criminal investigations and hacking its own programming

Recent changes in criminal procedure, operational monitoring, and the prosecution system

Numerous major changes have entered into force in Poland in recent months in the area of criminal procedure, surveillance of citizens, and how the prosecution system is run.