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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).
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.