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Finland: Fintech Finland Consults on Draft Regulations and Guidelines for Virtual Currency Providers
28th May 2019 | Written by:
On May 28, 2019, Fintech Finland launched a consultation on the Financial Supervisory Authority's draft Regulations and Guidelines for Virtual Currency Providers (4/2019)....
Lithuania: Data Protection Inspectorate Publishes 2018 Review of Data Protection Supervision Activities
23rd May 2019 | Written by:
On May 21, 2019, the State Data Protection Inspectorate (SDPI) released its review report on personal data protection activities in 2018. Such activities in Lithuania are carried out by two bodies ...
Payment Initiators On Notice As Lithuania Acts On Data Overreach
22nd May 2019 | Written by:
A firm in Lithuania has become the first to be fined by the fintech hub for reaping too much customer data while carrying out payment initiation, highlighting the risk of collision between data...
Lithuania: Data Inspectorate Imposes Fine of €61,500 on UAB MisterTango for GDPR Failures
17th May 2019 | Written by:
On May 16, 2019, the State Data Protection Inspectorate announced its decision to impose an administrative fine under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the company UAB MisterTango,...
Greece: Hellenic Data Protection Authority Publishes Data Protection Impact Assessment List
16th May 2019 | Written by:
On May 15, 2019, the Hellenic Data Protection Authority announced its list of activities and operations that, if performed by controllers, trigger the obligation to carry out a data protection...
High Hopes For Transatlantic Financial Services Cooperation, But Data Concerns Loom
14th May 2019 | Written by:
Europe’s financial sector is aiming high for greater alignment between US and EU regulatory regimes in the sector, but experts warn that ongoing divergence in attitudes toward data protection could...
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...
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