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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Dutch Regulator's Privacy Warning Triggers Industry Backlash
9th Jul 2019 | Written by:
Dutch banks are seeking urgent talks with the country’s Data Protection Authority (AP) after it unexpectedly instructed them not to use customers’ payment data for direct marketing purposes.
British Airways Faces Record GDPR Fine For Card Data Leak
9th Jul 2019 | Written by:
The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) plans to impose a fine of £183m on British Airways for last year’s leak of sensitive customer data, the first such flexing of the regulator’s...
3rd Jul 2019 | Written by:
Treasury Committee Chair Calls For Mandatory Open Banking Code Of Conduct
1st Jul 2019 | Written by:
The head of the UK parliament’s influential Treasury Select Committee has called for a mandatory code of conduct for open banking participants, in a harbinger of further political scrutiny of data...
European Regulators Pounce On Libra As Central Banks Mull Stability Risk
24th Jun 2019 | Written by:
Regulators in Europe have staked out claims to supervise Facebook’s nascent global payments system, as the world’s club of central banks caution over the shadow technology giants are casting over...
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...
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...
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