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Lithuania: Parliament Introduces Amendments to Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Prevention Act VIII-275 for Transposition of 5th AMLD
On May 31, 2019, the Lithuanian parliament (Seimas) passed the draft Republic of Lithuania Cash Flow and Terrorist Financing Prevention Law VIII-275 Articles 2, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 19, 20, 25, additional amendments to the Annex and supplementary law of Article 25. The law amends the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Prevention Act VIII-275 by implementing provisions for virtual currency exchange operators and custodian wallet service providers, to align the national regime with the provisions of the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5th AMLD).
Lithuania: Data Protection Inspectorate Publishes 2018 Review of Data Protection Supervision Activities
On May 21, 2019, the State Data Protection Inspectorate (SDPI) released its review report on personal data protection activities in 2018. Such activities in Lithuania are carried out by two bodies — the SDPI and the Office of the Inspector of Journalist Ethics, when personal data is processed for journalistic purposes and the purposes of academic, artistic or literary expression.
Lithuania: Implementation of the 5th AMLD
On January 2, 2019, the government of the Republic of Lithuania approved the Law on Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing, amending Articles VIII-275 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 22, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 39, 40, 49 and 51 and Articles 7, 14 and 25 of the 2018 law, and submitted it to the Seimas (parliament).
Lithuania: Consultation on Amendments to Personal Data Protection Act
The Lithuanian parliament has launched a public consultation on draft amendments to Personal Data Protection Act No. I-1374. This act implements provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The purpose of these amendments is to protect human rights and fundamental freedoms through a high level of protection of personal data, including new obligations created by the GDPR.
Update: July 7, 2017. The consultation is now closed.