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Alexander Edwards is a Senior Associate at Rosling King, acting on behalf of banks and financial institutions. Alex regularly advises on both contentious and non-contentious regulatory matters, acting for a range of clients in the commercial and financial sectors. Alex also provides advice in relation to the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and the Consumer Credit Act 1974. Alex also advises on all forms of corporate and commercial contracts, as well as providing advice and support to companies, charities and not for profit organisations in relation to corporate governance and regulatory issues.

Davos Demonstrates Rising Concerns Over Data

Theresa May’s speech to the great and good assembled at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos tackled key topical issues such as big data, the responsibilities of technology companies and online abuse. These are significant areas of concern which will prevail for some time. Indeed, the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation will have a significant impact on the legal landscape, which lenders and companies will have to navigate. The GDPR will apply from 25 May 2018 and will introduce significant changes for data protection in the UK, with new obligations and sanctions placed on lenders and companies alike. It is designed to enhance data protection for individuals and address issues with the transfer of personal data outside of the EU. A new bill, which implements ...