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Dentons' pick of global regulatory trends to watch in 2017 - Privacy and data protection

Focus on the US - The new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) privacy rules for internet service providers (ISP) and telecommunications companies (telcos) will face an uphill battle - In a controversial ruling...more

2/10/2017 - Canada Data Processors e-Privacy Directive EU FCC General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Germany International Data Transfers Internet Service Providers (ISPs) Mexico Personal Data Personally Identifiable Information Privacy Rule Regulatory Agenda Regulatory Standards Telecommunications

Germany to audit 500 companies on data transfers

The German data protection authorities have announced today that they have chosen 500 companies throughout Germany to audit their transfer of personal data to the US and other countries (eg. India). The targets were chosen...more

11/4/2016 - Binding Corporate Rules Cloud Computing Cloud Storage Data Privacy Data Protection Authority Data Security EU EU-US Privacy Shield Germany International Data Transfers Personal Data SAAS Safe Harbors

Brexit: Data protection issues for consideration

Three points you need to know - - Brexit does not have any immediate effect on UK data protection law. All the usual duties and compliance risks continue to apply...more

7/29/2016 - Data Protection EEA EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Popular UK UK Brexit

Brexit: Intellectual property issues for consideration

Here we set out three key issues which we think should be kept in mind when considering IP filing and litigation strategy going forward. Dentons will continue to monitor the situation and will keep you updated with any...more

7/29/2016 - CJEU EU Intellectual Property Protection Popular UK UK Brexit

Brexit implications for data protection

On 23 June, the UK voted to leave the EU. But what does this mean for data protection risk for businesses operating in the UK or using the UK as their "gateway" to Europe or elsewhere?...more

7/13/2016 - Article 50 Treaty of the EU EEA EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Popular UK UK Brexit WTO

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - July 2016 #1

ISDA advocates unity for margin timetable - ISDA has considered the implementation schedule for a coordinated global margining framework for non-cleared derivatives. Under the agreed timetable, implementation is to be...more

7/1/2016 - Asset Management Collective Investment Schemes Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructure (CPMI) Cross-Border Transactions Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Collection Derivatives EU FATF Financial Institutions Financial Markets Financial Sector FSB IOSCO ISDA North Korea UK

EU Data Protection reform – six top tips for pension scheme trustees

After more than four years of negotiations, the new EU data protection framework has finally been agreed. Following a two-year transition period, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply in all member states...more

6/22/2016 - Data Processors EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Pension Schemes Popular Prior Express Consent

What does BREXIT mean for data protection?

On 23 June 2016, the UK is holding a referendum as to whether to stay in the European Union or leave it.  But what does a BREXIT (a British Exit from the EU) mean for data protection?  Most of the UK law on data protection...more

6/17/2016 - Data Privacy Data Protection EEA Electronic Communications EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Member State Popular UK UK Brexit UK Data Protection Act

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - May 2016 #6

Industry associations agree cyber principles - ISDA, the European Banking Federation and the Global Financial Markets Association have published a set of common principles they hope will encourage effective global policy...more

5/16/2016 - Basel Committee Commodities Cybersecurity Derivatives EU European Banking Federation Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Financial Markets IOSCO IRB ISDA SMFs UK

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 EU European Banking Authority European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) 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 EU EU Market Abuse Regulation (EU MAR) EU-US Privacy Shield European Banking Authority European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) 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

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