Category Archives: Regulatory action

Reforming Openreach’s governance: Ofcom’s proposals

In my last post, I summarised Ofcom’s initial conclusions from its review of the UK digital communications market. One of Ofcom’s conclusions was that the functional separation of BT’s Openreach division (which provides last mile access)  from the rest of … Continue reading

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Ofcom’s UK digital communications review: BT can keep Openreach (for now…)

On 25 February 2016 Ofcom published its initial conclusions from its strategic review of the UK’s digital communications market. Whilst much of the headline press coverage has focused on BT being able to retain Openreach, provided its governance is reformed, Ofcom’s review … Continue reading

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Hong Kong privacy regulator recognises ISO/IEC 27018

This guest post is written by @matthew1hunter and @aisling1odwyer. Regular readers of this blog will know we have been tracking the impact of ISO/IEC 27018:2014 –Code of practice for protection of personally identifiable information (PII) in public clouds acting as … Continue reading

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Korea leads the world with cloud law encouraging cloud use

On 3rd March 2015, Korea passed the world’s first cloud-specific law, with the stated aim of driving the adoption of cloud computing in Korea. But what are the practical implications for cloud customers and cloud services providers in Korea?   This … Continue reading

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UK withdraws proposed updates to the Electronic Communications Code

On 22 January 2015, the UK Government withdrew its proposed changes to the Electronic Communications Code. As the changes were unexpected, more time for consultation is not entirely unwelcome. However, as the changes in large part were positive, I hope … Continue reading

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Will ISO 27018 help cloud customers to comply with Singapore’s data protection laws?

A key challenge for organisations who want to use cloud services is to do so in a way that is compliant with the organisations’ obligations under data protection laws. This guest post by Matt Hunter (@matthew1hunter) and Daniel Jung explains … Continue reading

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Are Singapore’s Monetary Authority’s proposed outsourcing rules clear enough?

The Monetary Authority of Singapore  (“MAS“) is consulting on a new notice and guidelines on outsourcing. Having already commented on its positive message for cloud services, this post addresses the rest of the consultation. In summary, we think: MAS’s proposals are generally positive and helpful. However, … Continue reading

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MAS Embraces Cloud: A Silver Lining

There should be relief at the moment felt by financial institutions and cloud service providers alike, following the release of the MAS’s consultation on the proposed new outsourcing notice and updated guidelines as mentioned in Rob’s previous post. The MAS doesn’t … Continue reading

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Monetary Authority of Singapore publishes consultation on revising outsourcing guidelines

On Friday 5 September, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (which regulates financial institutions in Singapore) published a consultation on revising its existing guidelines on outsourcing. Responses are due by the 7th October.  

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ECJ finds Data Retention Directive invalid. What next?

On 8 April 2014 the European Court of Justice ruled that the Data Retention Directive 2006/24/EC interferes in a particularly serious manner with the fundamental rights to respect for private life and to the protection of personal data. The Directive … Continue reading

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