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Italy – would the current collective redress mechanisms protect against data breaches?

Data protection rights are not listed among those fundamental consumer rights that the Consumer Code protects, but certain data breaches of the GDPR could amount to unfair commercial practices and, as such, fall within the scope of application of the collective redress mechanisms

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South Africa: no VAT to be levied on cryptocurrencies

The National Treasury is proposing that no VAT should be levied on any cryptocurrency, but the income tax treatment of cryptocurrencies must be considered separately

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Contactless mobile payments: PSR report keeps future regulatory options open

The report clears up some issues that have plagued the market and addresses some of the UK Payment Systems Regulator's concerns, but as contactless mobile payments are still a developing area, this leaves the door open to further regulatory scrutiny

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Get ready: Changes to current account information requirements to be implemented next week

Providers must publish their first data set under the new rules on 15 August 2018, so what are the latest requirements and what should providers do next?

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Cryptocurrencies: What is the applicable regulatory framework in the US?

Should cryptocurrencies be regulated and what are the possible candidates for legal characterization in the US? Here, we explore the four potential candidates for regulatory categories and the approach taken by US regulators to all four of them

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The starting point for a big data project: the privacy impact assessment

Now that the GDPR has come into force, organisations need to be compliant and show it. The privacy impact assessment is one of the tools they can use to ensure that their processing of personal data complies with data protection law

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Create means to an end – the German Act on consumers' data privacy laws

The 2016 German Act on consumers' data privacy laws introduced a mechanism enabling qualified entities to bring action against companies and individuals violating data privacy laws, but can this be considered proper “class actions”?

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Getting to data nirvana – a user's guide to data lakes and GDPR

What is a data lake and what steps need to be followed to analyse it under GDPR? Our guide explains why it is helpful to think of a data lake in two phases

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