Cyprus Regulator Acts Swiftly to Defend CIP-Investor Privacy Following Leak

A list of investors in Cyprus’ citizenship by investment program, intended for internal review in Parliament, found its way to local press this week and gave rise to articles naming, among others, several Russian businessmen, a Middle Eastern sheikh, and an African “tycoon”. Upon learning of the privacy-breach, Commissioner for Personal Data Protection, Irini Loizidou,

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EU Calls on Malta to Identify IIP-Citizens, Enforce Physical Residence Requirements

The European Parliament Friday issued a “Resolution on the rule of law in Malta” which, among other demands, includes calls for Malta to clearly identify the persons who have obtained Maltese citizenships through the country’s Individual Investor Programme (IIP), and to actively monitor whether applicants are physically present in Malta during the preliminary one-year residence

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Thanks for the list of diplomatic passports; now name the CIP citizens too, say Caribbean transparency advocates

Following Antigua and Barbuda’s publishing a list of diplomatic passport holders last week, several prominent figures in the Caribbean are now calling for the release of the names of all citizens naturalized through the country’s Citizenship by Investment Programme. During an appearance on Antigua Observer’s Big Issues radio show yesterday, John Anthony-Rullow, a Grenada native

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