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The General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679, (the GDPR) came into force on 24 May 2016, but due to a two-year implementation period, its provisions will only be directly applicable and fully enforceable across all Member States from 25 May 2018.
The GDPR will repeal the Data Protection Directive, Directive 95/46/EC, and replace the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 1998).
For contracts that will not be in operation beyond the GDPR taking effect then the provisions of the DPA 1998 (rather than GDPR) will apply. However, when negotiating a new contract that requires data protection provis
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What are OFTOs?Offshore Transmission Owners (OFTOs) are the owners of offshore transmission assets which connect offshore wind farms to the onshore electricity network. The transmission assets comprise everything between the offshore point of connection with the generating wind farm assets and the
The Financial Conduct Authority Handbook (FCA Handbook) includes sourcebooks to regulate the conduct of business by a regulated firm relevant to insurers: the Conduct of Business Sourcebook (COBS) and the Insurance Conduct of Business Sourcebook (ICOBS). This Practice Note considers how these
What is QOCS?Qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS) was introduced on 1 April 2013 as part of the Jackson costs reforms following the removal of a claimant’s right to recover additional liabilities from the defendant, ie success fees and after the event (ATE) insurance premiums. The relevant CPR
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