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Czech Republic: Financial Analytical Unit Publishes Annual Activity Report for 2018
24th Apr 2019 | Written by:
On April, 24, 2019, the Financial Analytical Unit (FAU) published its annual report for 2018, summarising information about its activities in 2018 and information on the current trends with regard...
GDPR: Tracking the Implementation at Country Level
24th Apr 2019 | Written by:
The General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation 2016/679), also known as the GDPR, significantly increases the responsibilities and obligations for payments businesses in how they collect and...
France: Draft Law Ratifying Ordinance No. 2018-1125 of December 12, 2018 Introduced to National Assembly
5th Apr 2019 | Written by:
On April 4, 2019, the draft law ratifying Ordinance No. 2018-1125 of December 12, 2018, which was introduced in the National Assembly on April 2, 2019, was made public. The draft law is part of the...
Klarna Faces Probe Over Data Protection Concerns
2nd Apr 2019 | Written by:
The Swedish Data Protection Authority has launched a review into payments giant Klarna’s processing of its customers’ data, citing concerns raised by users.
Luxembourg: National Commission for Data Protection Publishes List of Operations Requiring Impact Data Assessment
13th Mar 2019 | Written by:
On March 11, 2019, the National Commission for Data Protection (CNPD) published a list of activities for which a data protection impact assessment (DPIA) is mandatory....
Watchdogs Savage Australian Open Banking Law As Fintechs Strain At The Leash
5th Mar 2019 | Written by:
Consumer and privacy watchdogs have heavily criticised the draft Australian law to facilitate the launch of open banking in the country, while fintechs eager to move onto legacy banks’ turf urge...
Netherlands Completes Long-Awaited Introduction Of PSD2
19th Feb 2019 | Written by:
After a string of setbacks Netherlands has finalised its long-awaited transposition of the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2), with the landmark reforms taking effect from today.
EU Rebukes Five Countries Lagging On Data Rules Implementation
29th Jan 2019 | Written by:
The European Commission has given a public nudge to five countries it says have failed to make the necessary legislative reforms to bring the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) into national...
2018 in Focus: Payments in Europe
21st Dec 2018 | Written by:
A landmark year for the continent’s payments industry, 2018 oversaw the introduction of major new EU legislation. The shift towards open banking propelled by regulation was accompanied by new rules...
UK: Government Publishes Data Protection Notice and Guidance in No-Deal Scenario
13th Dec 2018 | Written by:
On December 13, 2018, the UK government published a guidance notice clarifying what will be expected from UK organisations in the context of amendments to be brought about in the data protection...
Spain: Law on Data Protection Comes into Force
7th Dec 2018 | Written by:
On December 6, 2018, Organic Law 3/2018, of December 5, on the Protection of Personal Data and guarantee of digital rights, was published in the official gazette. The law, which was approved by the...
Money Laundering-Data Protection Clash Leaves Polish Firms In Limbo
6th Dec 2018 | Written by:
Financial institutions in Poland are caught between European data protection laws and national on-boarding requirements, forcing some into onerous work-arounds to avoid the risk.
FCA Pours Cold Water On Norway-Style 'Plan B' Brexit
4th Dec 2018 | Written by:
Uncertainty is mounting over Prime Minister Theresa May’s ability to secure parliamentary support for her Brexit plan, but the UK’s top financial regulator has warned that a rumoured “Plan B”...
UK Data Watchdog Reassures Financial Firms On PSD2, GDPR Overlap
29th Nov 2018 | Written by:
The UK’s data protection regulator has reassured financial institutions that it will work with them to navigate potential clashes between separate EU legislation on payment services and data privacy.
UK: Information Commissioner Publishes Guidance on Encryption and Passwords in Online Services
2nd Nov 2018 | Written by:
On November 1, 2018, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) released guidelines in relation to the technical and organisational measures that organisations must implement to be compliant with...
UK: Information Commissioner’s Office Issues Enforcement Notice to Data Controller for GDPR Failings
1st Nov 2018 | Written by:
On October 30, 2018, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) released an enforcement notice addressed to AggregateIQ Data Services Ltd (AIQ), in its capacity as a data controller under both the...
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