Regulation

A new OFAC focus: GeoIP blocking

Recent Office of Foreign Asset Controls (“OFAC”) enforcement settlements have shown that regulators expect Internet Protocol (“IP”) address checks and blocking to be used as a mechanism to implement sanctions compliance. OFAC is scrutinizing this activity and failure to screen IP addresses and prevent activity in sanctioned destinations can constitute violations and incur civil penalties.

There have been several recent OFAC enforcement actions issued to global companies that relate to their ...

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