The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) announced that on May 9, it will release selected data purported to be leaked or stolen from the internal records of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.  ICIJ plans to release this selected data in a searchable database.  The release is expected to cover 200,000 companies and other organizations organized under 21 jurisdictions across the globe which are widely considered to be tax havens. These jurisdictions include Hong Kong, Nevada, Switzerland, Singapore, Panama and the Cayman Islands.  The selected data is also expected to identify people associated with these companies and organizations, who reportedly live in more than 200 countries and territories.

Once the searchable database is made available, users will be able to search for particular companies, organizations and individuals. The ICIJ has said they will not include sensitive personal information in the database, such as passports and telephone numbers.

Our earlier post on the Panama Papers is available here.

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Kathy Porter’s practice straddles the areas of intellectual property, business transactions, trade regulation, and Internet law and includes import/export control issues, such as compliance and enforcement, competition, privacy, and data security. She counsels businesses on the development and implementation of data security and…

Kathy Porter’s practice straddles the areas of intellectual property, business transactions, trade regulation, and Internet law and includes import/export control issues, such as compliance and enforcement, competition, privacy, and data security. She counsels businesses on the development and implementation of data security and privacy practices to comply with the patchwork of laws and rules applicable to the collection, use, safeguarding, sharing, and transfer of protected or personal data. She regularly structures arrangements with promoters, marketers, website exchanges, and other third parties for the purchase, sale, sharing, and safeguarding of personal data. Kathy prepares and negotiates representations, warranties, and indemnities regarding personal or protected data and privacy and data practices. She also assists clients with privacy audits and works with third-party certification organizations to obtain certification of companies’ privacy practices. She guides clients through internal investigations to assess and address notice and other obligations regarding privacy breaches. Kathy often works closely with our litigation attorneys to manage external investigations such as those by federal or state regulators. Read her rc.com bio here.