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Lobbying on anti-money laundering reporting and compliance issues more than doubled between the first quarter of 2017 and the same period this year as Congress eyed possible changes, according to data compiled by Bloomberg Government.
Compliance Risks and the Gig Economy takes businesses through the potential legal minefield of using gig economy apps for business purposes. From renting a room through Airbnb, buying a service on UpWork or hailing a ride on Uber, when a business interacts with the gig economy, it can have a knock-on effect across compliance areas from employment law to equality to modern slavery. Most recently, already-under-fire Uber has recently been exposed for concealing a massive global breach of the personal information of 57 million customers and drivers in October 2016.
Since May 2014, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), as part of their "Looking to the Future program" have carried out a number of public consultation papers regarding reforms to allow greater flexibility for solicitors and law firms, with the aim to make legal services more accessible to the public.