Privacy S.H.I.E.L.D…the latest summer blockbuster

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It has taken two years but on 12 July 2016 the EU Commission finally adopted the adequacy decision on the Privacy Shield, and from 1 August 2016 entities will be able to certify with the US Department of Commerce. From a strategic perspective US companies (or EU companies doing business in the US) will be […]

Hear from the Experts: Senior Managers and Certification Regime

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Our recent webcast with Financial News Custom Studio is now available to watch on demand. “Now Comes the Hard Bit: Making Sure the Senior Managers Regime Works” provides the views of HireRight’s Steve Girdler as well as representatives from Lloyds Banking Group, Chartered Banker Institute, Freshfields, and the BBA. The panel discuss the impact of […]

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UK Financial Regulation – Regulated References and Other News

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We have been waiting for the regulators to publish their rules around regulated references and extending the new regime to cover different roles (algorithmic traders and client-dealing functions). They have published some updates but it will take a bit longer for us to know exactly what’s needed and implement everything following some recent updates from […]

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Top 10 Tips on being FCA Regulation Ready

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HireRight recommends financial service firms take the following steps to mitigate the risk of falling below minimum standards and competitors: Plan – Have a plan for the next two years to ensure that you are ready not only for March 7 2016 but also 2017 when the rules are applicable more widely. Review your policies […]

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How New Financial Services Regulation Affects You

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In 2013, the Parliamentary Commission for Banking Standards set out plans to improve professional standards and culture in the UK financial industry, promote transparency and increase communication. Following detailed consultation, these rules come into force in March, falling under three categories: Senior Managers Regime Certification Regime Conduct Rules According to the August 2015 FCA media […]

Did the Earth Move for You?

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2015, the year of seismic shifts in the privacy landscape. Let’s take a look back on 2015, here are some of the highlights: Hello to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): the trilogue ended just before Christmas and we now have final agreement on the text of the GDPR which will replace the EU Directive. […]

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Guilty Until Proven Innocent – Financial Services Update

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The latest development in the ongoing plans to implement the Senior Person’s Regime for Financial Services is that the Treasury has made a U-turn on its proposal to impose a ‘guilty until proven innocent’ approach. The so-called “reverse burden of proof” would have demanded senior bankers proved they were unaware of any wrongdoing at their […]