October 21, 2019

Europe agrees platform rules to tackle unfair business practices

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By Natasha Lomas From TechCrunch The European Union’s  political institutions have reached agreement over new rules designed to boost transparency around online platform businesses and curb unfair practices to support traders and other businesses that rely on digital intermediaries for discovery and sales. The European Commission  proposed a regulation for fairness and transparency in online platform trading last April. And late […]

WhatsApp messaging in the financial sector: Tips to using it and staying compliant

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With the BYOD approach in enterprise communication already the norm in the U.S. and U.K. finance sectors, the compliance risks facing companies for allowing their employees to use consumer-grade apps like WhatsApp have also increased. Data protection regulations as well as industry regulations such as FINRA,MiFID II, and GDPR all require companies to archive captured […]

The ‘dark’ side of the data room: disclosure dangers in M&A and finance transactions

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By Elena Georgiou Contributed by Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC From ILO Given the corporate environment’s ever-changing nature and business needs and the importance of data protection at the EU level, the topic of due diligence in M&A and financial transactions warrants examination. The disclosure, transfer and processing of data raises concerns at several stages […]

Guyana Government websites blocked by 28 countries

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By Andrea Fernandes From Guyana Guardian Almost every website belonging to the Guyana Government, and even dozens of websites that are being operated by entities within the private sector, has been blocked by the UK and over twenty other European countries. The countries decided to blacklist the locally operated websites citing the fact that the […]

The View From Europe: The hidden cost of not complying with EU Data Rugulations

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By David Jessop Normally the private sector tends to respond to change far faster than the public sector. This is because it is bottom line oriented, has an impatient electorate in the form of shareholders who can vote by disinvesting at any moment. Moreover, they know that certain kinds of failure can result in reputational […]

Cayman Islands Ombudsman releases DP Fact Sheet & GDPR

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From The Office of the Ombudsman The Ombudsman publishes “Data Protection Fact Sheet – Ten steps to take now”, and provides information on the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) The Cayman Islands’ Data Protection Law (DPL) will come into effect in January 2019. The DPL is compatible with data protection rules in the European […]

Caribbean hoteliers advised to become GDPR compliant

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MIAMI (May 25, 2018) – Caribbean hoteliers are being advised to ensure European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance. During a recent webinar hosted by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), Brian Kent, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Flip.to, explained that the GDPR imposes a strict set of requirements on how […]

Caribbean hotels need to be GDPR compliant to avoid EU fines

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(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – This month the EU is undergoing one of the largest changes to data protection laws in the past 20 years. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect on the 25th May 2018, and Caribbean hotels must be ready to meet these regulations to ensure they avoid potentially […]

The Caribbean Association of Banks urges readiness for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation

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PRESS RELEASE: ST LUCIA, MONDAY MAY 7TH – The Caribbean Association of Banks urges Caribbean-based entities, that interact with data on European Union (EU) citizens, to implement the necessary systems and processes for compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). All entities that interact, in any way, with EU persons or their data including (but […]

Data privacy tops Caribbean Internet Governance agenda

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By Gerard Best From Curacao Chronicle PARAMARIBO – Data privacy will be among the items topping the agenda at an upcoming Caribbean Internet Governance Forum to be held by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) in Suriname this month. The meeting is part of an effort by several Caribbean countries to establish and strengthen policies to ensure […]