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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Global Payment Card Security Standards Key To Protect Against Breaches
31st Aug 2017 | Written by:
Implementing payment card security standards is a vital step to help prepare for compliance with incoming EU data reforms, according to a top IT security consultancy, but the rules should not be...
UK Nervy Over Readiness For Data Protection Rules
22nd Aug 2017 | Written by:
New UK government figures have shown that firms are still ill-prepared to handle cyber-attacks, with fears incoming regulatory reforms will make things worse.
Industry Warned Cloud Services May Clash With GDPR
11th Aug 2017 | Written by:
There are concerns that financial institutions that rely on mainstream cloud services such as Amazon Web Services may fall foul of forthcoming European laws on data security.
Data Protection Reforms Start To Take Shape In UK
9th Aug 2017 | Written by:
The government has published a statement of intent on the future of data protection in the UK, as evidence mounts that many companies will be coming in under the wire for compliance.
Germany: Data Protection Act Implementing the GDPR
2nd Aug 2017 | Written by:
The Bundestag adopted the government’s draft of a new Federal Data Protection Act, based on the EU General Data Protection Regulation, on April 27, 2017. The new act, which retains the title ...
Austria: Consultation on Data Protection Amendment Act 2018
31st Jul 2017 | Written by:
The Austrian parliament has published a six-week public consultation on the federal act amending the federal constitutional law, adopting the Data Protection Act and repealing the Data Protection...
House Of Lords Fears For Post-Brexit Data Strategy
24th Jul 2017 | Written by:
Uncertainty still swirls around the movement of data between the UK and Europe after Brexit, according to a report published by the House of Lords' European Union select committee last Tuesday.
UK: Parliament Publishes Report on EU Data Protection Regime in Post-Brexit Scenario
20th Jul 2017 | Written by:
On July 18, 2017, the European Union Committee within the UK parliament published a report addressing the key implications of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU with regard to data protection...
Norway: Consultation on New Draft of Personal Data Act to Implement GDPR
18th Jul 2017 | Written by:
The Ministry of Justice has submitted a consultation on amendments to the Personal Data Act, which will implement EU privacy regulation in Norwegian law.The 1995 EU Data Protection Directive was...
Financial Firms On Edge Over PSD2 Transition Periods
11th Jul 2017 | Written by:
The staggered nature of EU-led payments reforms is causing uncertainty for the UK financial sector, experts believe, as authorities scramble to finalise accompanying guidance before January.
UK: ICO Issues First International Strategy 2017-2021
5th Jul 2017 | Written by:
On July 4, 2017 the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published its first International Strategy, which aims to improve privacy protection for the UK public in the changing global digital...
Europol Strikes €5m Payment Fraud Network
22nd Jun 2017 | Written by:
EU law enforcers have commended the payments industry for its role in an operation that tracked down criminal networks suspected of being responsible for 20,000 fraudulent credit card transactions.
UK: ICO Publishes 12-Step Guide to Prepare for GDPR
1st Jun 2017 | Written by:
On March 14, 2016, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK's data protection authority, published a guide to prepare for the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation ...
Data Regulators Warn Of Lacking Resources Ahead Of GDPR
31st May 2017 | Written by:
Data authorities in offshore UK jurisdictions do not have the resources to deal with greater responsibility and powers under forthcoming legal reforms, regulators have warned.
Weekly News In Brief: May 26, 2017
26th May 2017 | Written by:
UK regulator says GDPR is a "boardroom-level" issue; Germany issues video KYC reforms; the United States and Saudi Arabia sign an "historic" agreement to combat terrorism financing; Estonia's e...
UK: Government Approves Digital Economy Act 2017
19th May 2017 | Written by:
On April 27, 2017 the Digital Economy Act 2017 passed parliament's review and has become law. The purpose of the act is to enable access to fast digital communication services for citizens and...
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