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Blockchain and associated legal issues for emerging markets

Blockchain's main characteristics present many challenges to the legal and regulatory framework and organizations that want to develop a decentralized application on a blockchain also face a new set of risks and issues. What are they and how can organisations mitigate them?

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Cryptocurrencies: building the ecosystem

The growing popularity of cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings has been all but matched by growing concerns on the part of regulators. Here, we examine these concerns, the differing attitudes they have adopted and the effect of regulatory uncertainty

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A guide to blockchain and data protection

Is blockchain incompatible with data protection laws? Our updated guide addresses key data protection questions arising in blockchain projects, such as whether blockchain processes personal data or who is the data controller and the data processor in a blockchain context

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FCA finalised guidance on fairness of variation terms in financial services consumer contracts: the devil's in the detail

While there were not many substantial changes from the  Financial Conduct Authority's draft guidance, but a number of helpful clarifications were made

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US HHS seeks input on HIPAA changes

The Department of Health and Human Services is asking for feedback on current challenges and potential modifications to the Rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, especially on anticipated changes to several specific provisions of the Privacy Rule

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The challenge ahead – the CCPA’s anti-discrimination clause

Under the California Consumer Privacy Act, businesses may not “discriminate” against consumers for exercising certain rights. This 10th part in our CCPA series focuses on the law’s anti-discrimination clause, its ambiguities and potentially contradictory provisions, and impact on businesses

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Brexit: banking, payments and consumer finance products should prepare for the worst and hope for the best

HM Treasury has been finalising various statutory instruments to ensure there is a workable legal framework for retail banking services in case of a "hard Brexit". Here, we look at the key changes for retail banking, payment services and consumer lending

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UK Government aims for data protection continuity despite no-deal Brexit prospect

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has issued guidance, confirming how UK data protection law will work in the event the UK leaves the EU without a deal

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