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    WP29 issues final guidance on DPOs, Data Portability and Lead Authority

    The Article 29 Working Party (WP29) has issued its final guidance on Data Protection Officers (DPOs), Data Portability and Lead Supervisory Authority, in response to stakeholders’ comments.

    GDPR
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    WP29 publishes draft guidelines on DPIAs

    The Article 29 Working Party (WP29) has proposed guidelines to help organisations identify when it is necessary to carry out a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) and how to do so.

    GDPR
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    20 Dawn Raids in one Month: Ireland’s Competition Agency goes public on Public Transport Investigation

    Ireland's Competition and Consumer Protection Commission ("CCPC") has published details of an on-going investigation into potential bid-rigging in the procurement of publicly-funded transport services in Munster and Leinster.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Islamic headscarves in the workplace – the CJEU rules that a ban is permitted in limited circumstances

    The Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") has issued two long awaited rulings on employees wearing headscarves in the workplace and whether the prohibition of the wearing of headscarves by an employer is religious discrimination.

    Employment
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    Gender Pay Gap Reporting – New Regulations

    From 6th April 2017 UK employers with more than 250 employees will be required to publish annual gender pay and bonus figures online and similar obligations are expected to come into force in Northern Ireland in June 2017

    Employment
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    A&L Goodbody Guide to Securities Litigation in Ireland 2017

    Liam Kennedy, Partner, Caoimhe Clarkin, Partner, Stephen King and Don Collins, Solicitors, in A&L Goodbody's Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department provide an insight into Securities Litigation in Ireland in 2017. Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This was first published in Getting the Deal Through: Securities Litigation 2017 (published in February 2017).

    Disputes
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Insurance

    On the Domestic Front: Central Bank publishes consultation paper on industry funding levies; Central Bank of Ireland publishes Insurance Quarterly newsletter. On the EU Front: Commission adopts a Delegated Regulation supplementing the Regulation on key information documents for packaged retail and insurance-based investment products; Commission adopts a Regulation on the calculation of technical p

    Financial Regulation
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Cross Sectoral

    On the Domestic Front: Financial Services Ombudsman Council 2017 Levies and Fees are published; Central Bank introduces new Consumer Protection Risk Assessment (CPRA) Model; Central Bank launches Consultation on New Methodology to Calculate Funding Levies. On the European Front: 7 Delegated / Implementing Regulations supplementing the Central Securities Depositories Regulation are published

    Financial Regulation
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Investment Firms

    On the Domestic Front: Investment Firms Regulations 2017 are published; Central Bank publishes guidance and Q&As on the Investment Firms Regulations 2017; Central Bank launches a Consultation on the protection of retail investors in relation to the distribution of Contracts for Difference. On the EU Front: ESMA publishes Q&As on the Central Securities Depositories; ESMA publishes regulatory techni

    Financial Regulation
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Funds

    On the Domestic Front: Central Bank publishes the latest version of the AIF Rulebook dated March 2017; Central Bank publishes updated UCITS Q&A On the EU Front: Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee of the European Parliament adopts a draft report on the proposal to amend the EuVECA Regulation and EuSEF Regulation; Commission adopts delegated regulation on key information document for PRIIPs

    Financial Regulation
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Banking

    On the Domestic Front: The Credit Guarantee Scheme 2017 is published. On the EU Front: European Banking Authority publishes LCR Guidelines; European Banking Authority publishes Regulatory Technical Standards on the disclosure of encumbered and unencumbered assets; European Central Bank publishes guidance to banks on non-performing loans

    Finance
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    New European Account Preservation Orders (EAPOs)

    Key Points: •Single application allowing creditors to enforce monetary claims against debtors having multiple accounts across EU Member States. •Available pre and post judgment – security required pre judgment. •Banks need to have clear procedures in place to allow speedy implementation of EAPOs and requests for information. •Depending on uptake may result in a significantly increased administrati

    Disputes