Data protection: November/December 2018

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The Government has announced plans to reform limited partnership law to combat concerns that some limited partnerships are used as vehicles for criminal activity. As reported in May 2018, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published a consultation last year seeking views on proposals to reform the law of limited partnerships (LPs). […]

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