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Big data in insurance: The FCA offers its view

Published on 28 September 2016. By Mark Crichard, Partner

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Last week the FCA published a feedback statement on the use of big data in the retail general insurance sector. Its findings are likely to come as welcome news to insurers who are keen to exploit the advantages that big data can offer.

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FCA Publish Draft Guidance on Cloud Services

Published on 30 November 2015. By Mark Crichard, Partner

The FCA has recently published draft guidance for firms outsourcing to the cloud and other third party IT services. This comes as part of the FCA's work on "Project Innovate" which aims to tackle issues stifling innovation within the regulatory sector.

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UK cyber security: insure against 'rapid, highly damaging and public' threats

Published on 06 May 2015. By Mark Crichard, Partner

Cyber attacks present a daily threat to UK businesses and have become more destructive in recent years with data breaches and hacks frequently making front page news.

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New powers to audit NHS authorities' data protection compliance

Published on 04 February 2015. By Mark Crichard, Partner

From 1 February 2015, the ICO will be able to subject public healthcare organisations to compulsory audits of their data protection compliance under section 41A of the Data Protection Act 1998.

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New UK Procurement Rules Published for Consultation

Published on 09 October 2014. By Mark Crichard, Partner

Draft new Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and a Consultation Document on UK Transposition of the new EU Procurement Directives have recently been published by the Cabinet Office. This paves the way for the 2014 Directives to be implemented in the UK early next year.

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FCA COMPLETES THEMATIC REVIEW OF MOBILE BANKING AND PAYMENTS

Published on 07 October 2014. By Mark Crichard, Partner and Andrew Crystal, Senior Associate

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has recently published its findings following its thematic review of mobile banking and payments.

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EU Consultation on Cloud Computing and Software

Published on 30 September 2014. By Mark Crichard, Partner and Ben Nicholson, Associate

The EU has opened a public consultation to help define future research priorities in the areas of Cloud Computing and Software (including Open Source). Any and all stakeholders are invited to submit their views by 10 October 2014.

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ICO urges app developers to respect users' privacy

Published on 11 April 2014. By Mark Crichard, Partner

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The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has published guidance[1] aimed at helping mobile app developers comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and ensure that the privacy of app users is protected.

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