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Latest legal news on e-commerce from, part of international law firm Pinsent Masons

Last Build Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:46:01 Z

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New payment services must gain consumer trust through sound data security practices to succeed

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 17:14:00 Z

ANALYSIS: Without the trust of consumers, third parties requiring consumer consent to use new rights of access to bank and payment account data will struggle to make an impact in the market.

Competition regulator to prioritise productivity growth in future work

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:48:00 Z

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will prioritise "cases in markets which underpin and enable economic growth" as part of its programme of work for next year, it has said.

EU court ruling will help luxury goods makers preserve the quality and prestige of their brands, says expert

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:16:00 Z

A ruling by the EU's highest court will be welcomed by the makers of luxury goods because it will enable them to preserve the quality and prestige of their brands, a competition law expert has said.

UK government urged to set 'minimum standards' for banks to adopt to combat online fraud

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:25:00 Z

Banks should have to adhere to new "minimum standards", which the UK government should set, for combatting online fraud, a parliamentary committee has said.

Copyright-protected works will not be subject to new EU rules on 'geo-blocking'

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 15:57:00 Z

Online service providers in the EU will not face new obligations to make their copyrighted content available to customers to access when they are visiting other EU countries after proposed new EU laws were watered down.

Embrace instant payments to fend off new competitors in the market, banks told

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 16:57:00 Z

Banks should update their IT systems to provide for instant payments if they want to stave off competition from new entrants to the market when new EU laws on payment services take effect, a senior official at the European Central Bank (ECB) has said.

UK regulator warns of enforcement action against secondary ticketing sites

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 14:33:00 Z

A number of websites that facilitate the second-hand sale of tickets have been told to improve their practices by a UK regulator after it raised concerns about their compliance with consumer protection law.

There are great opportunities for banks and fintechs in the age of 'open banking'

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 15:08:00 Z

ANALYSIS: Open Banking provides great opportunities for all sorts of businesses, including existing banks and fintechs, to innovate, strengthen customer relationships, and gain a share of new emerging financial product and service markets.

Cyber breach response should involve organising and prioritising several workstreams through a central incident response team, says expert

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:37:00 Z

Businesses that experience cybersecurity breaches should follow an organised workstream to manage those incidents successfully, a cyber risk expert has said.

Virtual currency exchanges face regulation under new payment services framework in Singapore

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:45:00 Z

The exchange of virtual currencies into national currencies or other virtual currencies is to be regulated in Singapore, the city state's central bank has said.