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PSD2 register goes live

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 11:08
A new register of businesses authorised or registered to provide payment or e-money services in the EU has gone live.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Ruling offers guidance on liquidated damages clauses for delay

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 14:14
A ruling by the Court of Appeal earlier this month has highlighted the importance of ensuring IT contracts are clear about how liquidated damages apply in cases where technology suppliers are late in delivering a project, an expert in IT disputes has said.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Clear warning to businesses to prepare for IR35 changes now

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 10:08
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has issued a clear warning to businesses not to delay preparing for changes to the off-payroll working rules in its latest consultation document published last week .
Categories: Cyber Risk News

EU's mobile payments market attracts global challengers

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 12:27
ANALYSIS: US technology companies, Chinese e-wallet providers and European fintechs have found different ways to compete for a share of the EU's mobile payments market.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Why the HE sector must embrace cloud computing

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 11:01
ANALYSIS: Higher education providers that embrace cloud computing have an opportunity to access technology that can enhance students' learning experience, better support academics with their research, and make collaboration easier.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

NAO flags challenges facing UK digital ID scheme

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 11:06
A digital identity (ID) scheme developed by the UK government may become unaffordable to government departments once public funding for the initiative is removed next year, the National Audit Office (NAO) has warned.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

HMRC consults on extending off-payroll working rules to private sector

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 16:34
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has opened a consultation on how new rules that will make businesses liable for determining the tax status of contractors who work through personal service companies (PSCs) will operate once they are extended to the private sector in April 2020.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Backing for GDPR-style penalties for consumer law breaches

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 16:42
EU law makers have endorsed plans to give regulators scope to issue GDPR-style fines against businesses that breach consumer law.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Ofcom stiffens rules for broadband providers

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 12:04
Broadband providers in the UK must promise customers a minimum guaranteed speed for their service at the point of sale under a new code of practice developed by telecoms regulator Ofcom that takes effect today.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

EU court guided on e-commerce contact info disclosures

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 11:22
Online retailers do not need to make a telephone number available to consumers to abide by EU law if they offer a choice of other communication channels through which consumers can contact them, an adviser to the EU's highest court has said.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Abu Dhabi Investment Office set up to encourage foreign investment

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 14:42
The president of Abu Dhabi has passed two new laws aimed at increasing foreign direct investment (FDI) into the emirate and regulating partnerships between the public and private sectors.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

EBA finalises new outsourcing guidelines

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 13:09
New guidelines which will shape contracts between banks and service providers they outsource to have been finalised by the European Banking Authority (EBA).
Categories: Cyber Risk News

The 10 most important changes in the EBA's revised outsourcing guidelines

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 11:16
ANALYSIS: European banking regulator the European Banking Authority (EBA) has revised its outsourcing guidelines for financial services companies.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Outsourcing 'best practice' codified for UK public sector

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 11:53
A move to codify best practice around outsourcing in the UK is a significant step towards ensuring the full benefits of outsourcing are enjoyed by government departments and other public bodies, an expert in public sector IT contracts has said.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

CJEU to clarify scope of copyright infringement data requests

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 11:10
The EU's highest court has been asked to clarify what information copyright holders have a legal right to obtain from online platforms and intermediaries about internet users who are allegedly responsible for infringing their rights.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

First judgment out on value under Electronic Communications Code

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 16:15
The Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) has issued a long-awaited decision on the meaning and effect of the consideration and compensation provisions in the 2017 Electronic Communications Code ('new Code').
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Competition a factor in cyber risk in telecoms

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 12:34
Telecoms infrastructure is more secure against cyber attacks where there is competition in the supply chain, the chief executive of the UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has said.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Code sets benchmarks for AI use in the NHS

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 15:01
Businesses supplying artificial intelligence (AI) tools to the NHS in England will be expected to be open about the way their algorithms work, and to define key performance indicators (KPIs) for the technology, under a new code of conduct that has been developed.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

FSB: 'open banking' could spur 'big tech' disruption of finance

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 12:44
'Open banking' could be the spur for change in the "competitive dynamics" within financial services markets, the international coordinator of national financial authorities and standard-setting bodies has said.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Call for 'flexible' UK telecoms regulation to support convergence

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 17:07
The regulation of telecoms markets in the UK needs to be "flexible" and "forward-looking" to account for the convergence of fixed and mobile networks, the government has said.
Categories: Cyber Risk News