New European regulations on data security should not be viewed as a compliance exercise but as a push towards best practice, according to both regulators and industry insiders.
The UK’s data protection regulator has vowed not to relax enforcement action against EU firms operating in the country after Brexit, outlining plans to continue working closely with counterparts on...
On October 4, 2017 the Ministry of Justice prepared and published a consultation on the draft bill of the new Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), with a view to transposing the General Data...
On April 4, 2018, GIODO, the Polish data protection authority, published a guidance paper called “Tips and clarifications regarding the obligation to register processing activities and all...
On September 12, 2017, the minister of communication and media submitted a draft law on the creation of the national commission for the protection of personal data and the implementation of...
On September 5, 2017, in view of the upcoming entry into force of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Ministry of Internal Affairs published a draft law introducing amendments to...
On April 3, 2018, the Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data published a booklet that aims to assist organisations and businesses in Hong Kong in ascertaining whether they have any...
Legal experts have sought to ease concerns over rumours that the funding structure of the Spanish data protection authority could incentivise heavy penalties against financial firms.
A European Commission official has taken issue with proposals to subject firms to fraud notification rules reminiscent of data breach reporting requirements, part of incoming reforms around non...
On March 22, 2018, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in the UK launched a public consultation on a guidance paper regarding data protection impact assessments (DPIAs), an obligation that...
The EU’s top payments watchdog has outlined details on its plans to conduct an in-depth review into the impact of emerging financial technology on existing regulatory frameworks and business models.
Experts have played down fears that new European data privacy rules could make handling chargebacks unmanageable for merchants, card issuers and customers.
The European Commission has published a fintech action plan, which is aimed at creating a more competitive and innovative European financial sector....
On March 1, 2018, the Ministry of Justice announced that the Finnish government had introduced a proposal (HE 9/2018 vp) to the parliament on a draft law implementing the General Data Protection...
As the EU braces for drastic data protection reforms entering into force in May, experts unpack lingering questions resulting from the commonalities and inconsistencies between the new privacy...
An influential prepaid association in Germany has rallied behind legal arguments that restrictions on payment firms servicing unauthorised online gambling operators violate data protection rules.

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