Nick Graham

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UK Financial Regulatory Developments - April 2016 #21

EIOPA consults on infrastructure corporates - EIOPA is consulting on the Commission’s request for technical advice on the identification and calibration of “other infrastructure investment risk” categories. The...more

4/29/2016 - Article 29 Working Party (WP29) Banking Sector BRRD CCPs Confidential Information Data Protection EIOPA EMIR ESMA EU European Banking Authority General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) International Data Transfers Peer Review Risk Management Solvency II Stress Tests UK

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - April 2016 #19

FCA decides to ban former LIBOR trader - FCA has published its Decision Notice concerning a former derivatives trader at UBS, Arif Hussein, banning him from performing any significant influence function relating to any...more

4/27/2016 - Annuities Banks Collective Investment Schemes Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) HMRC Injunctions Libor Money Laundering Prudential Regulation Authority UK UK Supreme Court

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - April 2016 #15

ESAs finalise proposal for RTS on KIDs for PRIIPs - The Joint Committee of the ESAs has finalised its proposal for regulatory technical standards (RTS) on key information documents (KIDs) for packaged retail and...more

4/21/2016 - CSDR Data Protection ECON EIOPA ESMA EU EU Market Abuse Regulation (EU MAR) EU-US Privacy Shield European Banking Authority Financial Sector International Data Transfers MiFID II MiFIR MLD4 Regulatory Oversight RTS UCITS UK

EU Data Protection Authorities: Privacy Shield needs more work

European Data Protection Authorities have announced that, in their view, further work is required to ensure the proposed EU-US Privacy Shield provides sufficient protection to European data transferred to the United...more

4/14/2016 - Article 29 Working Party (WP29) Data Protection Authority EU EU-US Privacy Shield France National Security Popular Surveillance

ICO releases 12 step guide on the GDPR

On Monday this week the UK Information Commissioner’s Office released its first guidance on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): the 12 steps that businesses can start taking now to prepare for the GDPR.  The guide...more

3/16/2016 - Data Protection EU-US Privacy Shield General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Personal Data Safe Harbors UK

EU and US Announce New Privacy Shield for International Data Transfers

On Tuesday 2 February 2016, the EU Commission and US Department of Commence announced that they had reached "political agreement" on a new privacy framework for transfers of personal data between Europe and the United States....more

2/5/2016 - Article 29 Working Party (WP29) CJEU EU EU-US Privacy Shield International Data Transfers US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Article 29 WP response to “Privacy Shield”

The Article 29 Working Party (WP 29) published their initial response to the new Privacy Shield yesterday. Here’s the good news: Here’s another interesting development: Next Steps The Commission now has to deliver on the...more

2/4/2016 - Article 29 Working Party (WP29) Binding Corporate Rules Data Protection EU EU-US Privacy Shield International Data Transfers Personal Data Safe Harbors Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner

EU-US Privacy Shield Announced

Today, political agreement has been reached on the new solution to replace the Safe Harbor regime, the so-called “EU-US Privacy Shield”. The College of Commissioners have approved the new framework which, according to the...more

2/2/2016 - Article 29 Working Party (WP29) CJEU EU EU-US Privacy Shield European Commission International Data Transfers Personal Data Popular Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Luxembourg Presidency agrees Data Protection Package

The Luxembourg Presidency has reached an informal agreement with EP on a Data Protection Package to set out new European rules on privacy. ...more

1/7/2016 - Data Protection EU Luxembourg Privacy Laws

Safe Harbor fallout: where are we now?

As we all know, the EU decided to invalidate Safe Harbor on 6 October 2015.  Please see our Insight article and blog post for a quick recap.  But what has happened since? Article 29 WP Guidance The most significant guidance...more

12/18/2015 - Binding Corporate Rules Data Protection EU International Data Transfers Safe Harbors

EU Data Protection Reform: Political Agreement

The EU has reached political agreement on the Data Protection Reform package. This is the biggest change in EU data protection law for 20 years! ...more

12/17/2015 - Cybersecurity Framework Data Protection EU Parental Consent Safe Harbors

EDPS seeks new debate on Big Data

EDPS has published its opinion on meeting the challenges of Big Data. It outlines the main challenges, opportunities and risks of Big Data, and how important it is that companies processing large volumes of personal data...more

12/4/2015 - Big Data Cybersecurity Framework Data Protection EDPS EU Personal Data

FCA calls for Big Data evidence in general insurance

FCA has issued a call for input to help it assess how firms use Big Data in the general retail insurance markets. FCA is interested in whether Big Data affects consumer outcomes or fosters or constrains competition. It also...more

12/2/2015 - Big Data Competition Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Insurance Industry Regulatory Standards

UK and US carry out cyber-testing exercise

The UK and US Governments have carried out a joint exercise with leading global financial firms to enhance cooperation...more

11/24/2015 - Cyber Threats Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework Financial Institutions Financial Sector

Home Office publishes draft Investigatory Powers Bill

The Home Office has published a draft of the Investigatory Powers Bill, including provisions giving FCA powers to acquire communications data. Communications data is described as being the context but not the content of a...more

11/17/2015 - Data Collection FCA Financial Markets Financial Services Industry Private Communications

ICO upholds FCA FOI disclosure refusal

ICO has upheld the FCA decision to refuse to disclose certain information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI) relating to countries FCA deems to present a high money laundering risk. FCA had been asked to disclose...more

11/13/2015 - Disclosure Requirements Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) FOIA ICO Money Laundering

European Court declares Safe Harbor Invalid

This week the Court of Justice of the European Union made a landmark ruling that the US – EU data sharing scheme known as “Safe Harbor” is invalid. This followed a complaint by Max Schrems (an Austrian citizen and...more

10/14/2015 - Cybersecurity Data Protection Authority Edward Snowden EU Data Protection Laws European Commission European Court of Justice (ECJ) Facebook FTC International Data Transfers Ireland National Security NSA Personal Data Privacy Laws Right to Privacy Safe Harbors Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Safe Harbor: EU Court Decision

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has handed down its decision in the Schrems case. The Court agrees with the Advocate General (AG) and says that...more

10/8/2015 - Binding Corporate Rules Data Protection Authority EU EU Data Protection Laws European Commission European Court of Justice (ECJ) Facebook Ireland Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Safe Harbor Decision today!

Today, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down its ruling in relation to the Schrems case. As you will have heard, the Court decided that local DPAs should be entitled to investigate matters (regardless...more

10/6/2015 - Data Protection Data Transfers Data-Sharing Edward Snowden EU Data Protection Laws European Court of Justice (ECJ) Privacy Laws Safe Harbors US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

EU Opinion on Safe Harbor published

The Advocate General has, today, published an Opinion that the US Safe Harbor is invalid. As Safe Harbor is relied on by many companies to permit the transfer of personal data from Europe to the US, today's decision creates...more

9/24/2015 - Cloud Computing Data Protection Authority Edward Snowden EU EU Data Protection Laws European Commission European Court of Justice (ECJ) Facebook International Data Transfers NSA Safe Harbors US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

EU-US Data Flows: Bridging the Cultural Divide?

After four years of negotiations, the EU and US have reached an agreement that will protect EU citizens’ personal data when shared for law enforcement purposes. The “Umbrella Agreement” covers all personal data (e.g. names,...more

9/16/2015 - Cybersecurity Data Privacy Data Protection Data Security Data-Sharing EU Personally Identifiable Information Safe Harbors Umbrella Agreement

Russia’s new data law

Russia’s new Data Localisation Law went live yesterday on 1 September. Many companies with operations in Russia are scratching their heads about how to comply. The Basics - The new law applies to businesses with a...more

9/3/2015 - Airlines Compliance Cyber Attacks Cyber Crimes Cyber Threats Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Collection Data Privacy Data Protection Data Security Data Storage Providers eBay Hackers Lenovo PayPal Russia Samsung Uber Websites

Briefing on Russia Data Localisation Law

Russia has, today, implemented a Data Localisation Law. It requires information about Russian citizens to be stored in Russia and many businesses are concerned about how best to comply. There has also been some recent...more

9/1/2015 - Data Localisation Law New Regulations Personal Data Russia

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