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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
EU Passes Major Data Protection Reforms
14th Apr 2016 | Written by:
Long-awaited data protection reforms have been formally voted in by the European Union, after overwhelming approval in the European Parliament on Thursday.
Final Vote Nears For The EU's General Data Protection Regulation
13th Apr 2016 | Written by:
After four years of discussion within the European institutions and close to 4,000 suggested amendments, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be debated today and voted on tomorrow...
Uncertainty On EU Regulation Is Cramping Innovation, Says FCA
9th Mar 2016 | Written by:
The UK’s foremost financial regulator acknowledged that changes to payments regulation are creating barriers to innovation in the country, following a government consultation on digital technology.
De-Risking Not Stopping Terrorist Financing, Warn Experts
4th Mar 2016 | Written by:
Terrorist groups may still be using remittances as a source of obtaining financing, experts have warned, despite extensive efforts by banks and policymakers to block transfers into areas controlled...
Hackers Snub Payment Cards, Move To Identity Fraud
1st Mar 2016 | Written by:
Theft of payment card data online is in relative decline as hackers become increasingly interested in stealing personal data to commit identity fraud, a major report has found.
Biometrics Warnings Sounded As Industry Races To Adopt
26th Feb 2016 | Written by:
Biometric authorisation continues to take the payments industry by storm despite warnings from legal experts that impending EU data laws could introduce stringent new requirements.
Big Firms Face Triple Regulatory Threat, Standards Council Warns
22nd Feb 2016 | Written by:
European authorities will target big companies after the passing of a trio of rules on payments, data protection and online security, according to the executive of a major compliance body.
EU Ramping ‘Data Is A Currency’ Mantra
9th Feb 2016 | Written by:
The European Commission is seeking to harden consumer control over personal information as it tries to persuade citizens that their data is already being used as a form of payment.
Payment Firms ‘High Risk’ Under EU Data Protection Reforms
21st Dec 2015 | Written by:
Payment providers and other financial services groups could be particularly exposed to draft data protection reforms agreed last week by the EU’s main bodies, according to legal experts.
One Less Thing To Worry About: Sector Evades Mandatory Disclosure Law
10th Dec 2015 | Written by:
Payment service providers under mounting regulatory pressures can breathe slightly easier today as the sector escaped inclusion in a long-delayed EU cybersecurity directive at the 11th hour.
Data Protection Confusion Blights EU Negotiations
4th Dec 2015 | Written by:
Disagreements over incoming European data protection laws could risk widespread industry confusion and an excessive compliance burden for financial firms, experts have warned.
Optimal Shares Plunge Following Hack
30th Oct 2015 | Written by:
Optimal Payments said customer data has been compromised as it investigates what could potentially be a much bigger breach, triggering a big drop in share price of the newly FTSE250 listed company.
Carphone Warehouse Hack Triggers Hazard Warning For Processors
13th Aug 2015 | Written by:
Lessons must be heeded following the Carphone Warehouse data hack, as new EU laws regarding such incidents could lead to hefty fines or legal battles for those in the payment space, legal experts...
Industry Must Prepare For Biometric Data Regulation, Say Experts
17th Jun 2015 | Written by:
Financial businesses storing biometric information could face higher penalties if they fail to handle that data securely, legal experts have warned, due to impending regulatory changes at EU level.
Action Urged As Breach Reports Swell In Financial Sector
9th Jun 2015 | Written by:
The number of data breaches reported by UK financial services firms and banks has more than doubled in the last two years.
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