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It looks like no-one cares about data protection regulations

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It doesn’t matter if they were given more than two years to get ready, with six months to go until the EU GDPR deadline, it’s going to be a sprint finish for a worryingly large number of companies, reports Telecoms.com (Banking Technology’s sister publication). That’s the view of law firm Blake Morgan. After conducting a […]

Cybersecurity progress will require speaking the right language

Brian Stapleton, BRG

Elizabeth Denham, the UK’s information commissioner, made an astute point when she recently called for senior bank executives to get the same cybersecurity training as front-line staff, following the global WannaCry ransomware attack. But implementing the kind of comprehensive cyber defence strategy which includes such training will require a monumental culture shift at the top.

Lessons from the GDPR compliance journey of a large financial services organisation

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In preparation for GDPR compliance, a global financial services organisation embarked on a journey to assess its core information processing environments with the objective of identifying opportunities to strengthen its privacy data protection programs. This article focuses on the technology challenges, approach, and lessons learned for the centralised testing environment.

White paper: GDPR – banks, breaches and billion euro fines

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The European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) introduces 72-hour breach notification requirements along with severe regulatory fines and consumers and affected third parties now have the right to sue organisations responsible for data breaches.

Banks facing fines totalling €4.7bn under GDPR

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Consult Hyperion is forecasting that European financial institutions could face fines totalling €4.7 billion in the first three years under the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The report, “GDPR: Banks, Breaches and Billion Euro Fines”, which was commissioned by security firm AllClear ID, is a “conservative” forecast and excludes compensation claims, costs associated with […]

Is the UK going to be ready for EU GDPR?

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With just under 12 months to go until the European Union (EU) imposes new data protection regulations, there seems to be a growing sense of unpreparedness throughout the industry, reports Telecoms.com (Banking Technology‘s sister publication). Perhaps it’s because of the timeframes which were involved for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), or a misunderstanding of […]

Blockchain is here to stay, but what regulatory and legal hurdles does it now face?

John McGonagle, DLA Piper

DLA Piper’s John D. McGonagle speculates on what the rise of blockchain technology might mean for the future of banking, the feedback which the UK regulator FCA may receive from interested stakeholders, and some of the regulatory and legal hurdles which blockchain technology may need to negotiate in the near future.

Top fintech stories this week – 26 May 2017

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Catch up on Banking Technology’s top five fintech stories of the week – all in one place!

Gemalto bus-ts a move with GDPR double decker delight

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Should you hear a vehicle trundling down your litter-strewn UK street don’t all rush out assuming it’s an ice cream van. Calm yourself and your desires for a gigantic calorie-drenched concoction, and instead prepare for Gemalto’s GDPR Clinic. Before you ask WTF? (i.e. what the fintech) – this is payments firm Gemalto and its double […]

Payments: looking down the regulatory pipeline

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In the immediate aftermath of the 2007/8 financial crisis, measures to promote better conduct and improve customer protection and the resilience of the financial system dominated the regulatory agenda. More recently, regulators in many countries have added competition and innovation objectives to their agenda.

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