Regulatory Action

REGULATION TRACKER: New consumer protection rules for 2022

Written by John Davidson-Kelly, partner, & Katrina Anderson, associate, Osborne Clarke Those with their ears to the tracks of European legislation might have been hearing a lot about a “New Deal for Consumers”, which will dramatically change consumer rights and protections across the EU when new legislation comes into force …

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Regulatory Action

Don’t run the risk of non-compliance

Throughout Europe, organisations of all sizes have been struck with GDPR-related fines of varying amounts as a result of negligence or carelessness. As illustrated by research published by Computer Disposals Limited, this reality demonstrates that GDPR’s fines for any infractions area very real risk no matter who, or how big, you are …

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Regulatory Action

Federal and State Authorities Increase Scrutiny and Enforcement of Children’s Privacy after record fines

By COLLEEN THERESA BROWN AND GABRIELLE WHITEHALL This fall, scrutiny has increased on children’s privacy with the FTC and New York Attorney General’s announcement of the largest fine ever for violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), followed by FTC public workshops on updating the COPPA Rule.  Combined with increased …

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Regulatory Action

U.S. Financial Regulators Clarify Oversight of AML/CFT Obligations in Connection With Digital Asset Activities

By DAVID TEITELBAUM, LILYA TESSLER, VERITY A. VAN TASSEL RICHARDS AND DANIEL ENGOREN Recently, the leaders of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) (together, the Agencies) issued a joint statement highlighting the application of anti-money laundering and countering the financing of …

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Data Governance

Understanding the Lawful Bases for Processing Data

By Andy Bridges, Data Quality and Governance Manager at REaD Group. We are now well over 12 months into the enforcement of GDPR and marketers are still wrestling with nuances of the regulations. Confusion around the lawfulness of processing (Article 6), namely consent and legitimate interest, remains: the most common …

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Data Protection Authority
Regulatory Action

German DPA stops Google from harvesting from smart speaker

The Data Protection Authority in Hamburg has told Google to stop harvesting data from the search engine’s personal assistant. Google Assistant is integrated into many smart speakers in order to help the tech giant develop its speech recognition systems, Google claims. The clamp down on data collection began on August …

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