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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Hong Kong: Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data Publishes GDPR Compliance Booklet
5th Apr 2018 | Written by:
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...
Spain Lags On GDPR But Experts Downplay Enforcement Concerns
4th Apr 2018 | Written by:
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.
Commission Official Wary Over MEP’s Fraud Plans
28th Mar 2018 | Written by:
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...
UK: Information Commissioner’s Office Consults on Data Protection Impact Assessment Guidance
26th Mar 2018 | Written by:
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...
EBA To Tackle PSD2 Complexities With New Fintech Plan
16th Mar 2018 | Written by:
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.
Chargebacks Here To Stay Under GDPR, Say Legal Experts
13th Mar 2018 | Written by:
Experts have played down fears that new European data privacy rules could make handling chargebacks unmanageable for merchants, card issuers and customers.
European Commission Issues Fintech Action Plan
9th Mar 2018 | Written by:
The European Commission has published a fintech action plan, which is aimed at creating a more competitive and innovative European financial sector....
Finland: Government Introduces Draft Law Implementing GDPR
6th Mar 2018 | Written by:
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...
Legal Expert View: Reconciling PSD2 and GDPR
5th Mar 2018 | Written by:
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...
Germany Prepaid Industry Claims Payment Blocking Unlawful
2nd Mar 2018 | Written by:
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.
Greece: Ministry of Justice Consults on Draft Law Implementing GDPR
21st Feb 2018 | Written by:
On February 20, 2018, the Ministry of Justice launched a public consultation on a draft law that aims to implement the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and create the...
Mixed Reviews For Leaked EU Fintech Plan
15th Feb 2018 | Written by:
A draft action plan for fintech recently leaked from the European Commission has raised concerns about the pace and feasibility of the accelerating drive for regulatory alignment.
U.S. Playing 'Catch-Up' On Data Protection Standards
15th Feb 2018 | Written by:
U.S. data protection laws should take their cue from European regulations, industry experts said at a recent hearing in Congress.
In Depth: Brexit Preparations Held Back By Regulatory Downpour
14th Feb 2018 | Written by:
The recent onslaught of EU regulatory compliance deadlines is stalling Brexit planning for small payment firms as the clock ticks closer to the UK’s departure from the European Union, experts have...
UK: FCA and ICO Publish Joint Statement on GDPR
9th Feb 2018 | Written by:
On February 8, 2018, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), in collaboration with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), issued a statement regarding the upcoming EU General Data Protection...
Ireland: Data Protection Commissioner Launches Public Consultation on GDPR
8th Feb 2018 | Written by:
On March 16, 2017, the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner, the Irish data protection authority, initiated a public consultation on four key concepts of the General Data Protection...
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