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UK: ICO Consults on Guidance on Consent Under GDPR
20th Apr 2017 | Written by:
On March 2, 2017, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), the UK data protection authority, published guidance on consent under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is open for...
Financial Sector Seeks Guidance As Cyber-Attacks Soar
20th Apr 2017 | Written by:
Financial firms in the UK have appealed for additional guidance from regulators on cybersecurity, after a government report revealed nearly half of all businesses suffered at least one breach last...
PSD2 Data Protection Issues ‘A Red Herring’, Say Experts
18th Apr 2017 | Written by:
Conflicts between incoming EU data protection laws and open banking are “overstated” and can be resolved, according to legal experts, who have urged firms not to let confusion hold back innovation.
Article 29 Data Protection Working Party Issues GDPR Guidance
11th Apr 2017 | Written by:
On December 13, 2016, the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (WP29) adopted various General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) guidelines and FAQs on the right to data portability, data...
UK: ICO Launches Consultation on Profiling under the GDPR
10th Apr 2017 | Written by:
On April 6, 2017 the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published a discussion paper which discusses “certain aspects of profiling” under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Under...
France: CNIL Consults on the GDPR
23rd Mar 2017 | Written by:
On February 24, 2017, the CNIL, the French data protection authority, launched a consultation on three concepts of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): personal data breach notifications;...
Italy Hits Money Transfer Provider With Record Fine
16th Mar 2017 | Written by:
Italy’s data protection watchdog has issued a record fine to five money transfer companies after accusing them of illegally using customers’ personal data to send illicit funds overseas.
Data Watchdog Warns Of Staffing Issues Ahead Of Brexit
15th Mar 2017 | Written by:
The UK’s data protection watchdog has warned it does not have the funding, staff or resources to deal with its greater responsibility under forthcoming EU legal reforms.
PSD2 Breach Reporting ‘Unworkable’, Says Trade Body
9th Mar 2017 | Written by:
UK lobbyists are protesting proposed EU regulations that would force payments firms to report “major” data security incidents within two hours, joining a chorus of industry opposition.
Invest In GDPR Ahead Of European Upheaval, Says Regulator
8th Mar 2017 | Written by:
The UK's data regulator has advised companies to invest in privacy to secure a “competitive edge”, ahead of a tempest of legislative reform, the country's exit from the EU and the open banking...
Brexit Prompts Doubts On UK Data Protection Adequacy
3rd Mar 2017 | Written by:
The cross-border transfer of UK data faces an uncertain future due to questions over the legal status of the country after it leaves the EU, according to testimony at a parliamentary committee.
Dialogue ‘Vital’ In Keeping Up With Shifting Legal Landscape
1st Feb 2017 | Written by:
A UK payments industry body has said continued dialogue between the financial sector and European regulators is essential in ensuring stability as Britain leaves the EU.
Netherlands: Government Launches Consultation on Data Protection Draft Law
20th Jan 2017 | Written by:
On December 9, 2016, the Dutch government launched a public consultation on the Implementation Act for the General Data Protection Regulation (Uitvoeringswet Algemene verordening...
UK: Review of Cybersecurity Regulation and Incentives
17th Jan 2017 | Written by:
The UK government published a cybersecurity regulation and incentives review in December 2016, following the launch of the National Cyber Security Centre, which looks at what the government could...
Caution Urged As EU Fintech Unit Examines Cyber Threat
5th Jan 2017 | Written by:
Financial firms could be caught between competing requirements on data protection and digital defence, experts have warned, as a new EU body considers measures to improve cybersecurity.
Industry Must Report Cyber-Attacks Within Two Hours, Says EBA
12th Dec 2016 | Written by:
Payments businesses will be required to notify authorities within two hours of discovering a data breach, according to new guidelines proposed by the European Banking Authority (EBA).
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