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The new safe harbour: EU – US privacy shield
03 Feb

The new safe harbour: EU – US privacy shield

In November last year, at JWG’s monthly CDMG meeting, we discussed the incoming General Data Protection Regulation which – at that stage – remained a draft and the implications of the removal of the US safe harbour rule.  The safe harbour rule was an agreement between the US and EU allowing businesses to transfer personal..

14 Jan
client due diligence, money laundering directive due diligence, fatf de-risking clients

Client due diligence on your client’s client

  • 14th January 2016
  • David Miller

The UK, EU and the Financial Action Task force have promoted banks to adopt and implement a measured approach to de-risking clients that pose money laundering and financial crime risks.  The central message has been for financial institutions to manage money laundering risks and to cease relationships with clients as a last resort. But, the..

26 Aug

GDPR … tick … tock … tick … tock

JWG analysis. Amongst a number of themes and issues that are raised on a regular basis at our monthly Customer Data Management Group (CDMG) meetings, data protection and the need for harmonisation are consistently top contenders. Recently, CDMG has covered the OECD Common Reporting Standard, MiFID II and the new Market Abuse Regulation, and will..

28 Jan

Happy EU Data Protection Day!

By Sam Tyfield, Vedder Price. Back in 2009, the EU issued a Recommendation (which has no binding legal effect) on the use and application of RFIDs (which, for our purposes, means ID/swipe/access cards).  The EU has just issued a review of the implementation of the Recommendation EU-wide and has found take-up by EU member States..

27 Aug

Clients … what do they know?

JWG analysis. “When providing investment advice or portfolio management the investment firm shall obtain the necessary information regarding the client’s or potential client’s knowledge and experience in the investment field relevant to the specific type of product or service … so as to enable the investment firm to recommend to the client or potential client the..

23 Jan

The drive for tax transparency: A new political agenda for AMLD IV

  • 23rd January 2014
  • RegTechFS

JWG analysis. The new political drive towards tax transparency is landing in money laundering legislation, and complicating an already complex landscape. G8 Leaders, as a result of the summit held in June last year, committed to publishing ‘action plans’ setting out the concrete steps they will take to combat tax evasion. It appears that those..

13 Nov

Restructuring AML: BCBS sets a new standard for financial crime compliance

  • 13th November 2013
  • RegTechFS

The focus on anti-money laundering may not be hitting the headlines as consistently in 2013 as in 2012, but regulators have been working quietly to ensure the wide-spread failings of the past don’t happen again. As a result, the BCBS has been taking time away from capital standards to prescribe new and far-reaching requirements on..

04 Nov

The regulatory almanac: The top ten regulatory events of 2013

  • 4th November 2013
  • RegTechFS

With no fewer than 70,000 pages of regulation, and some record fines, 2013 will be a year to remember (or possibly to forget) for many financial services professional.  And with only four weeks to go until December, and some well-earned rest, we thought it was time for a little retrospection.  With that in mind, here,..