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Comment: In proposed rule, US Fincen puts limits on access to beneficial ownership database

By Samuel Rubenfeld
  • 16 Dec 2022 17:56
  • 16 Dec 2022 17:56
The proposed rule governing access to an upcoming US federal database of corporate beneficial owners would put restrictions on who may use it and how.
The proposal, announced yesterday by the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, or Fincen, spells out the categories of people who can access the ownership

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Samuel Rubenfeld


Samuel Rubenfeld is a reporter covering cases of bribery and corruption and some international trade issues. Prior to joining MLex, he was editor of the Kharon Brief, a news and data analysis platform focused on global security issues, including sanctions and export controls. Earlier in his career, Rubenfeld spent about a decade at The Wall Street Journal, including nearly nine years as a reporter covering corporate risk and compliance concerns such as bribery, money laundering, sanctions, terrorist financing and whistleblowers.

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