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As banks and other financial services companies adopt cloud computing for a variety of purposes, questions about the operational risks involved have emerged. In order to use the cloud, many banks are depending on cloud service providers to protect sensitive information rather than managing their own systems, with the potential of harm to consumers and businesses if a breach occurs. Regulators have begun to take a close look at how financial institutions are mitigating risk…
The global demand for power rises, the requirement for increased productivity, greater efficiencies in distribution and flexibility for consumers (both corporate and residential) is also growing. As such, we have launched report on how digital technologies are impacting the Energy and Natural Resources sector. We worked with inspiratia and our ENR sector around the world to pull together what’s happening in the market and how it could drive future change. Due to the dynamic nature…
This article is part of a series exploring the regulatory challenges of the digital society from a competition law and data protection perspective within the EU. Vestager II Several months have now passed since late March when the European Commission published Competition policy for the digital era (the Report), a report co-authored by special advisors Jacques Crémer, Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye and Heike Schweitzer. Since then, the enforcement activities at EU and Member State level have…
Several high-profile data security incidents in the last few years have shown the need for legislative oversight in the data security and privacy space. In 2016, the US presidential election and UK referendum on EU membership were beset by data privacy issues involving Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. Data breaches were becoming the domain of primetime news, with many experts anticipating breaches before they happen. Indeed, a search by the virtual private network review service VPNMentor…