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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
EU: Insight: Introduction to the General Data Protection Regulation
20th May 2016 | Written by:
After years of discussion, the European Parliament adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on April 14, 2016, and the text was published in the Official Journal of the European Union...
Protect Financial Infrastructure From Hackers, Industry Told
11th May 2016 | Written by:
Cyber-attackers are increasingly targeting core financial systems and payment data, experts have said, with fintech businesses warned that complacency could lead to costly legal action.
Executive Accountability Push In New Card Data Security Guidance
4th May 2016 | Written by:
Executives have been told to take greater responsibility for data security around payment cards, as industry guidelines are overhauled amid heightened worries about cybersecurity in finance.
GDPR Hailed As ‘Opportunity’ To Open European Banking
29th Apr 2016 | Written by:
Incoming European data regulations are being recast as an opportunity for financial services to build trust and gain customers, despite the extra burdens the rules will put on businesses.
UK Turns To Industry For Money Laundering Regime Overhaul
22nd Apr 2016 | Written by:
A proposed revamp of UK money laundering laws would result in new payment methods facing greater scrutiny, as the government bolsters its defences against financial crime.
Biometric ID Snubbed As Banks Eye Blockchain KYC
21st Apr 2016 | Written by:
Attempts to use modern technology such as biometrics to identify customers are being stymied in the UK by large banks keen to protect their businesses, according to an influential industry voice.
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.
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