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Read the latest global news, insights, developments and publications of our regulatory, compliance and risk management blog.

Data on a Touch Pad

RegData | FCA news

September 23, 2020

First firms to begin move to new data collection

The first firms will be moved from Gabriel to RegData over the weekend of 17 and 18 October. Those firms will then complete their regulatory reporting on RegData. Firms will continue to be moved to RegData from Gabriel in the coming months as we move users across in stages, based on their reporting requirements.


ICO | Subject access request

October 21, 2020

Simplifying subject access requests

The right of access is a fundamental right under data protection law. And it has never been more necessary. In a world where personal data is used almost everywhere – by everyone – it’s vital that people have the right to be able to find out what’s happening to their information.

Love Viewing Bridge Venice

Baker & McKenzie  | Global compliance news

October 23, 2020

How does PSD2 interplay with the GDPR?

Questions continue to arise over the interplay of the second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Both PSD2 and the GDPR are complex legislation and the relationship between distinct provisions of each law and how they work together is not altogether clear, which has led to uncertainty for payment service providers, including banks.


Baker & McKenzie  | Global compliance news

October 24, 2020

Hong Kong & China: Cyber Fraud Recovery

Hong Kong and Mainland China are common destinations for embezzled funds. In today’s global marketplace, disputes are growing in number and complexity. Businesses are facing intense competition and must manage the risks and challenges in doing business locally and internationally. Higher accountability standards and tighter regulatory scrutiny increase exposure and vulnerability.

Diving Board

Bloomberg reporting  | insights

October 16, 2020

CECL Q&A: Risk and accounting in unprecedented alignment

The timeline to implement the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Current Expected Credit Losses (CECL) standard ASC326 has begun. CECL went live for SEC filers this January. For other public business entities, including smaller reporting entities defined by the SEC, as well as private and all other entities, the implementation deadline has been revised to January 2023.

Prescription Drugs

Compliance week  | regulatory enforcement

October 23, 2020

Purdue Pharma case more than an $8B fine

At more than $8 billion, Purdue Pharma’s settlement with the Department of Justice announced Wednesday to resolve a long-running investigation into the company’s role in the opioid crisis certainly catches the eye.

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