Regulation

Data Protection Predictions 2019

2018 was a landmark year for data protection and privacy; the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) came into effect on 25 May 2018 and implemented a comprehensive reform of the EU data protection regime. So what could 2019 possibly have in store for … Continue reading

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Reform of Telecommunications Framework

In May 2015, as part of its Digital Single Market Strategy, the European Commission published proposals to reform the EU telecommunications regulatory framework. Following a series of consultations in 2015, the Commission published further proposals to reform the EU legislation … Continue reading

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No more unjustified geo-blocking in the EU

The EU geo-blocking Regulation (Regulation 2018/302 of 28 February 2018) (the Regulation) comes into force on 3 December 2018. The Regulation aims to remove barriers to cross-border trade and enable consumers to purchase goods and services from businesses located in … Continue reading

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Fintechs: the golden ticket to innovation?

If the level of capital flowing into the financial technology sector is any indication, the growth in number and size of financial technology start-ups cannot be denied. According to a report by KPMG, global investment in fintech companies reached US … Continue reading

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Brexit Withdrawal Agreement: Impact for data protection

Following a UK Cabinet meeting on 14 November 2018, the UK Government has announced support for the text of a draft Withdrawal Agreement and an outline of the Political Declaration on the Future Relationship agreed with EU negotiators. The Withdrawal … Continue reading

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Budget 2018: Investing in a rapidly evolving digital landscape

Advances in technology and changing business models are transforming the global economy across all industry sectors. The measures announced by the Chancellor in Monday’s Budget Speech showcase how the UK Government is seeking to embrace innovation and new and emerging … Continue reading

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Fintech focuses regulatory thinking: A round up of recent activity

The proliferation of Fintech comes at a time when international regulators are significantly increasing their oversight of the financial services sector. As such, the most appropriate way to approach Fintech continues to preoccupy international and regional standard setters. Whilst recent … Continue reading

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UK Government support for connected and autonomous vehicle industry and related cyber concerns

Driverless vehicles are fast becoming a reality. It is estimated that the UK driverless car industry will be worth £28 billion to the UK economy and employ 27,000 people by 2035. In light of this, it is unsurprising that in … Continue reading

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EU – US Privacy Shield adequacy decision incorporated into the EEA Agreement

On 12 July 2016 the European Commission adopted an “adequacy decision” allowing for the transatlantic transfer of personal data from the EU to the US in accordance with the framework and principles of the EU-US Privacy Shield (the “Privacy Shield”). … Continue reading

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Gambling Commission issues new regulations for online providers to help consumers track gambling activity

The new enforcement strategy follows new regulations that were introduced by the Gambling Commission last month and aimed at ensuring that online operators offer all consumers in the UK the same tools to monitor their gambling activities. The measures ensure … Continue reading

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