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E.U. Data Protection and the Fight Against Tax Evasion: A Delicate Balance

Volume 4 No 3    /    Read Article

By Alev Fanny Karaman and Astrid Champion

The tax world has seen an important shift in global policies, with an emphasis on tax transparency and exchange of information. The transparency measures are contained in tax-driven and non-tax-driven legislation, and while the goals of the legislation may be lofty, the policies may violate fundamental individual rights, including data protection. Fanny Karaman and Astrid Champion examine the E.U.’s non-fiscally-driven approach to tax transparency and, more precisely, the legal limits of such transparency as evidenced in recent cases.    See more →