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    Data Protection Commission Annual Report 2020

    The Data Protection Commission has published its Annual Report for 2020.

    Commercial & Technology
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Funds Feb 2021

    Domestically, the CBI issued guidance on the establishment of differentiated share classes in a closed-ended QIAIF and new guidance for depositaries of assets other than financial assets; At European level, mendments to the PRIIPs Regulation look set to be in place from 1 January 2022.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - General Cross Sectoral Feb 2021

    Domestically, the CBI launched two consultation papers (on enhancing engagement with stakeholders and on cross-industry guidance on outsourcing) and updated its beneficial ownership FAQs and COVID-19 regulated firms FAQs; At European level, the ESAs have published the final report...

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Investment Firms Feb 2021

    Domestically, the CBI issued a statement on the flexibility measures afforded to firms and market participants in recognition of the challenges faced by them as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; At European level, ESMA published several key documents including its annual reports on waivers and deferrals for equity and non-equity instruments.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Banking Feb 2021

    Domestically, the CBI launched a consultation paper on a revised methodology for calculating the industry funding levy payable by payment institutions and e-money institutions; At European level, the EBA published clarifications on the implementation of selected COVID-19 policies and consulted on guidance in relation to the assessment of breaches of large exposure limits.

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Insurance Feb 2021

    Domestically, he CBI welcomed the High Court's decision in the FBD business interruption insurance case; At European level, EIOPA agreed on changes to PRIIPs KID, published its Supervisory Convergence Plan for 2021, and announced new strategic supervisory priorities for national supervisors.

    Financial Regulation
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    Defamation reform finally on the horizon?

    On 22 February 2021 Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee, published the government's Justice Plan 2021. It contains over 200 actions to be implemented within the next twelve months.

    Disputes
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    ECB supervisory focus for significant institutions

    Significant institutions will be focused on a series of recent publications from the European Central Bank including the 2021 Supervisory Priorities and February's Supervision Newsletter.

    Financial Regulation
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    Central Bank of Ireland – Supervision and Enforcement Priorities 2021

    The Central Bank of Ireland has delivered an illuminating outline of the supervision and enforcement priorities for 2021. These priorities inform regulated firms on what to expect from their supervisory engagements in the year to come.

    Financial Regulation
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    Gig economy update: The UK Supreme Court decision in Uber v Aslam and others

    Recent years have seen the rapid global emergence of the "Gig Economy". This change in the labour market has led to a flurry of judgments, which have addressed the employment status of gig economy workers.

    Employment
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    Skilled Worker visa - Introducing the UK’s new immigration system

    January 2021 saw the long advertised overhaul of the UK’s points-based immigration system, with the old Tier 2 (General) visa replaced by the Skilled Worker visa.

    Belfast
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: EU & International Developments - Feb 2021

    SFDR, PRIIPs KID, ESG ratings, CBDF, ELTIFs

    Asset Management & Investment Funds