Circular C475: Sanctions Imposed by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) of the U.S. Treasury Department
With Circular C475 and on continuation to the Circulars C266 and C337, CySEC draws your attention to the continuously updated list of the latest U.S. sanctions (available here), which inter alia, contains Cyber related Designations and Designations Updates.
Sanctions imposed individually by third countries are not enforceable in the EU, but CySEC expects the Obliged Entities falling under their supervision to take such measures into account, in the context of their relevant risk assessment and take proportionate action, including refraining from engaging with affected persons.
This Circular serves as a reminder to Obliged Entities of their obligations and particularly to CASPs, of the content of CySEC’s Policy Statement on the Registration and Operations of CASPs (“PS-01-2021”, available here), according to which CASPs, are inter alia expected to have in place policies, procedures, systems and controls to ensure compliance with a risk based approach (Paragraph 188.8.131.52 of PS-01-2021 elaborates further on the subject matter).
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