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GDPR’s New Requirements: What Investment Managers, Funds, Banks, and Broker-Dealers Need to Know

by Morgan Lewis on

The European General Data Protection Regulation, which will come into force on May 25, 2018, requires companies, including investment managers, funds, banks, and broker-dealers, with operations in Europe or information about...more

New Data Protection Fees for UK Businesses – Draft Data Protection (Charges and Information) Regulations 2018 and ICO Guide...

by Reed Smith on

On 20 February 2018, The Data Protection (Charges and Information) Regulations 2018 (the Regulations) were laid before the UK parliament. The Regulations affect what businesses have to pay when registering their data...more

Documentation under the GDPR – the ICO goes on the record

by Dechert LLP on

Article 30 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force on 25 May 2018, places an obligation upon data controllers and processors to keep internal records of data processing activities. The data...more

Investment Funds Update Europe: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

by Dechert LLP on

FCA Report on Algorithmic Trading Compliance in the Wholesale Markets - The FCA published a report on “Algorithmic Trading Compliance in Wholesale Markets” on 12 February 2018. The report followed certain research into...more

Asset Management Regulatory Roundup - February 2018 - Issue 4

by Dechert LLP on

A compact summary of the most recent regulatory developments relevant to the UK asset management industry. This issue includes details of an FCA report on algorithmic trading; the publication of the FSMA (Benchmarks)...more

Cross-Border Data: Managing the Risks

by Epiq on

Focus on four areas to mitigate the danger of data transfer across borders - Cross-border data transfers are not only frequent, but often crucial components of everyday business. Today’s patterns of global data flow would...more

SEC Staff Announces 2018 OCIE Examination Priorities

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Last week the staff of the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) of the SEC announced its 2018 examination priorities. The 2018 examination priorities include five thematic areas: (i) compliance and risks...more

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - January 2018

In this month's edition of our Privacy & Cybersecurity Update, we discuss Poland's potential exemptions from the new EU data law and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency's recommendations for U.S. banks faced with...more

FCA issues Feedback Statement on DLT

by DLA Piper on

On 15 December 2017, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), following the publication of its Discussion Paper on Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) (Discussion Paper) (DPI 7/3) in April 2017, published a Feedback Statement...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - December, 2017

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Is Your Startup Prepared for the GDPR? - During last month’s QuickLaunch University webinar, Partners Dr. Martin Braun and Dave Gammell discussed data privacy...more

Regulation Round Up - November 2017

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

3 November - The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published an alert setting out key considerations for principals who have appointed representatives or introducer appointed representatives. Among other things, the alert...more

The UK Data Protection Authority Clarifies the Status of the BCRs It Approves

by WilmerHale on

Brexit raises critical issues regarding the future transfer of personal data outside of the EU, not least as to the role of the UK Data Protection Authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”), and as to its...more

The ICO’s Draft Guidance Leaves Unanswered Questions on Processor Obligation to Notify Infringing Instructions

Those of us who have been grappling with how best to approach GDPR compliance in outsourcing and other commercial contracts will be all too familiar with Article 28 of the GDPR, which sets out a number of minimum contract...more

Fireside chat with Elizabeth Denham at Dentons, London

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Elizabeth Denham, the UK Information Commissioner, spoke with Nick Graham, who leads the Dentons Privacy and Cyber Security group, at IAPP KnowledgeNet hosted by Dentons last week. The Fireside Chat was attended by more than...more

ICO Publishes Response to Consultation on European Commission’s Implementing Regulation to the NIS Directive

by Reed Smith on

The Information Commissioner, Ms Elizabeth Denham, has published her comments on the European Commission’s consultation on the draft implementing regulation (“Implementing Regulation”) of the Network and Information Security...more

House of Lords Publishes Briefing on Data Protection Bill

by Reed Smith on

The House of Lords Library, which provides research and information services to Members of the House of Lords, has published a briefing on the Data Protection Bill (“Bill”) which sets out an overview of and reactions to the...more

The Digital Download - Alston & Bird’s Privacy & Data Security Newsletter - October 2017

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An English-Language Primer on Germany’s GDPR Implementation Statute. Expanding on his recent article for Bloomberg BNA, Alston & Bird associate Dan Felz offers a multipart primer on Germany’s new GDPR implementation statute....more

Time to Update Your Privacy Statement for GDPR

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

Although the EU General Data Protection Regulation comes into force in May 2018, European regulators are still producing guidance and member states are still adopting legislation to accommodate national differences. Put...more

ICO Offers Guidance for Contracts under the GDPR

by Morgan Lewis on

Earlier this month, the United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) released an initial draft guide of contracting requirements and liabilities for data controllers and data processors doing business together...more

UK Introduces Draft Data Protection Bill

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A few days ago the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport introduced the Data Protection Bill 2017 (“the Bill”). Once adopted by the legislature, the Bill will replace the Data Protection Act 1998, which is...more

ICO Publishes Draft Guidance on Contracts and Liabilities Under the GDPR

by Reed Smith on

The UK’s Information Commissioner (ICO) has published draft GDPR guidance on contracts and liabilities between controllers and processors. The draft guidance is currently open for consultation,with responses due by 10 October...more

ICO Sets the Record Straight on Data Breach Reporting Under the GDPR

by Reed Smith on

The latest in the series of blogs from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) looks at some of the myths around data breach reporting under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Given the misleading press...more

Have you started auditing your contracts with your service providers that handle EU personal data? UK Information Commissioner’s...

Many companies have started the potentially lengthy process of auditing their service provider contracts to make sure that they comply with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into force on...more

UK Government Publishes Its Position on UK-EU Data Transfers Post-Brexit

by Reed Smith on

The UK Government has published a position paper (“the Paper”), which will form part of a series of papers setting out key issues forming the Government’s vision for their partnership with the EU post-Brexit. The Paper...more

ICO Confirms That Consent is Not the ‘Silver Bullet’ for GDPR Compliance

by Reed Smith on

In her blog last week, the UK Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, tackled the issue of consent under the GDPR. This blog, the second in a series to be published by the ICO, is intended to address some of the myths...more

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