Payments Regulation

On February 21, 2018 the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) published a mutual evaluation report on Barbados regarding the country's anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF)...
On October 26, 2017 the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), the French financial markets authority, published a consultation on initial coin offerings (ICOs)....
On February 20, 2018, BaFin, the federal financial supervisory authority, published a response to numerous queries received on whether initial coin offerings (ICOs) with underlying tokens or...
On February 21, 2018, Cisco Systems, Inc, the multinational technology conglomerate, released its 2018 annual cybersecurity report, which covers security insights, key findings and the latest...
On February 20, 2018 the Department of Justice announced that attorney general Jeff Sessions has ordered the creation of the Cyber-Digital Task Force. The newly-created task force, within the...
The revised Payment Services Directive (Directive (EU) 2015/2366), also known as PSD2, has brought a set of obligations for the European Commission, the European Banking Authority (EBA), EU member...
On July 26, 2017 the Ministry of Finance published a consultation for transposition of the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2).The implementation of PSD2 into domestic legislation aims to...
On February 15, 2018 the Ministry of Finance published the second part of a study assessing the costs for merchants of accepting payments via payment cards and how interchange rates under the EU...
On February 19, 2018, the Centre for Cyber Security in Belgium (CCB) published an online reference guide aiming to assist firms and organisations to build a cybersecurity strategic plan and...
The General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation 2016/679), also known as GDPR, will significantly increase the responsibilities and obligations for payments businesses in how they collect and...
On February 20, 2018, the Ministry of Justice launched a public consultation on a draft law that aims to implement the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and create the...
On February 20, 2018, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) issued a guidance paper called “Data breach preparation and response — A guide to managing data breaches in...
On February 20, 2018, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) released a call for input, seeking feedback from stakeholders on how technology can be used to achieve smarter regulatory reporting....
On February 15, 2018 the Council of Ministers launched a consultation on a draft Cybersecurity Act, which is aimed at introducing the EU Network and Information Systems (NIS) Directive....
On February 19, 2018 the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced that it had signed a cooperation arrangement on fintech innovation with its US counterpart, the Commodity Futures Trading...
On February 16, 2018, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) issued a guidance paper on initial coin offerings (ICOs), which FINMA describes as “a digital blockchain-based form of...

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