Regulatory Compliance Journal

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Google can choose to not apply the right to be forgotten globally

On 24 September 2019 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) released a preliminary decision according to which Google is not bound to apply the "right to be forgotten" or "de-referencing" globally. Google preliminary ruling caseIn May 2015, the French authority for data protect...

Open Banking - PSD2: the future of financial services

The future of banking is changing and Open Banking is an emerging trend that will evolve the banking world and lead the sector to a digital era. Open Banking transition explainedAccording to the definition provided by "Open Banking Europe", the term “Open Banking” generally refe...

How to remotely identify clients and become PSD2 compliant?

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published in June 2019 an : Opinion on the elements of strong customer authentication (SCA) under the revised : Payment Services Directive (PSD2) . The Opinion provides non-exhaustive lists of the authentication elements and states whether or not they are SC...

Financial institutions against money laundering | AML

In recent years, the banking sector in the European Union has been shaken by different scandals related to money laundering. On July 24th, 2019, the European Commission published reports including one on the assessment of recent alleged money laundering cases involving EU credit institutions. ...

Psd2, Brexit & the rise of payment services market in Belgium

On the 6th of August 2019, the National Bank of Belgium ("NBB") published a press release announcing that in 2019, there was substantial growth of applications for the execution of payment activities in Belgium. A total of 34 companies are now licensed and supervised by the NBB, in com...

Ruben Constantino David - Pideeco Member
Ruben Constantino David Junior Consultant
Maxime Martens  - Pideeco Member
Maxime Martens Traineeship
Hans Torres - Pideeco Member
Hans Torres Traineeship
Stefano Siggia - Pideeco Member
Stefano Siggia Senior Consultant

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Outcomes of the FATF October 2019 Plenary Week in Paris

FATF, GAFI, AML, FATF WEEK, Money Laundering, Corruption, Financial Sanctions, Red Flags, Risk Based Approach,

For one week, from the 13th to the 18th October, representatives of 205 countries and jurisdictions, the IMF, UN, World Bank and other organizations (OECD, OSCE, Europol, Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units, ...) met in Paris for the Financi...

How do criminals launder their money using video games?

Compliance, Know your Customer, Money Laundering, Anti Money Laundering, AML, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, Darkweb, Prepaid Cards,

In the past decade, the video game industry has managed to dwarf the film, music, and television sectors. It’s estimated that there are currently 3 billion active gamers across the globe who have roughly spent $198,6 billion on games in 2022 alon...

The hidden costs of golden visas

AML, KYC, Europe, Monitoring, Privacy, Reporting, Investment, 5AMLD, Russia, Transparency, Financial Sanctions, Due Diligence, Corruption, Financial Institutions,

Over the past years, the golden visa has seen a surge in participation in its programmes. But along with its rising popularity, corruption and AML risks have also seeped into its core. Many argue that citizenship is a public good, not a commodity for...