You’d think I wouldn’t have to write about how, if you don’t want to run afoul of US laws and regulations, you actually have to read them… but I did. I can’t tell you how many times, when I go overseas, I get complaints about how complex it all is.
Yeah, but… it is what it is.
The article touches on 3 sets of prominent examples: the CAPTA List, Section 311 of the USA PATRIOT Act and the Special Measures imposed by FinCEN, and the recent jostling over a subpoena issued to three Chinese banks (under the threat of penalties under Section 319 of the USA PATRIOT Act).
Read The Long Arm of the Law here… bottom line is that you can’t avoid the landmines if you don’t attempt to find where they are.