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This Practice Note discusses the impact of Brexit on the general processing of personal data under the General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679...

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The General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR), Regulation (EU) 2016/679 was published in the Official Journal of the EU on 4 May 2016. Its provisions became...

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The Consumer Credit Act 1974 (CCA 1974), the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA 2000) and the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities...

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ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note provides information on the data protection regime before 25 May 2018 and reflects the position under the Data Protection Act 1998....

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The General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (the GDPR) contains a set of core data protection principles that controllers must comply with. These are...

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The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA 2000) is the principal legislation governing the financial services sector and regulating securities and investments in...

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The principal role of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA 2000) was to establish and transfer power to the Financial Services Authority (FSA) following the...

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The GDPR On 15 December 2015, the EU institutions reached agreement on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Regulation (EU) 2016/679, which will replace...

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) significantly raises the bar on what constitutes consent and in relation to obtaining, managing and recording consent. This...

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Historically, many commercial organisations relied on consent as the main lawful ground for processing personal data. This is because the pre-General Data Protection...

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The law relating to insider dealing is contained in Part V of the Criminal Justice Act 1993 (CJA 1993). These offences are criminal offences and exist alongside the civil...

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Market Abuse Regulation—background and purpose This Practice Note explains the key features of Regulation (EU) 596/2014 (the Market Abuse Regulation), which repealed and...

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The Market Abuse Directive 2003/6/EC (MAD) entered into force on 12 April 2003 and established an European Union (EU) wide regime for dealing with insider trading and...

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This note looks at the issues arising for companies trading on the AIM when designing and operating their employee and executive share schemes. It highlights the key...

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After four years of negotiation, amendments and drafting Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of...

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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: In November 2018, the Code Committee of the Takeover Panel published a consultation on proposed amendments to the Takeover Code in...

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