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  • 12th January 2018

Data management and corporate reputation – not just the what – it’s about the how

In this second article on data management, our key change and strategy associate looks at the shift in public perceptions about corporate reputation and how the requirements of the GDPR offer a unique opportunity to enhance your business and your customer relationships. Many of us are starting 2018 with a clear focus on complying with […]

  • 12th December 2017

Is GDPR the new Y2K? Choosing your expert carefully

This is a question we are hearing more and more people ask. Is GDPR the latest bandwagon on which everyone’s jumping? Our answer is yes and no. No, because Y2K, which was all about supposed IT glitches when the clock turned midnight to start the new millennium turned out to be either illusory or, where […]

  • 12th December 2017

GDPR – the real compliance deal or a load of old guff? Does it look different now?

Back in May 2017, TCF’s article ‘GDPR – hype or reality – a compliance revolution for data protection’ looked at the main features of GDPR and asked if GDPR is a real issue for organisations when approximately 50% of the organisations we were talking to were saying the hype was out of proportion. We thought […]

  • 24th November 2017

Public trust and GDPR – the virtuous circle of good data management

TCF’s key change and strategy associate looks at how personal trust is at the heart of our data expectations of businesses and the opportunities you can grasp in complying with GDPR. As 2017 closes it’s time to consider the roll call of organisations that have disclosed recent or historic data hacks during this year. Trusted […]

  • 29th July 2017

GDPR – are you ready?

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  • 25th June 2017

The Practical Compliance Manager – Collected Wisdom for Compliance Managers

You may have already read our previous article – ‘What makes compliance so hard’ and if you have, you will be in no doubt that compliance can indeed be exceedingly challenging given the complex system of regulatory principles and rules that apply. So how, as a compliance manager, do you practically deal with the compliance […]

  • 18th June 2017

RegTech – Looking beyond the hype?

RegTech (the application of new technologies to deliver new solutions for regulatory activities) is now well and truly a thing.   It has its own conferences, its own growing list of celebrated RegTech entrepreneurs and is even acknowledged and supported by the regulators.  Many of the big banks and insurers are already trialling, prototyping and using new RegTech […]

  • 31st May 2017

Extending the SMCR to non banks – friend or foe?

Are you ready for SMR or SMCR as it is also known? Regulatory change never stops. Alongside the countdown to GDPR in 2018, runs the countdown to  SMCR or the Senior Managers and Certification Regime. This will replace the Approved Persons regime in much of financial services regulated by the FCA – or at least […]

  • 26th May 2017

The future of Compliance – computer says ‘no’?

Much has been written lately about the future of compliance, particularly in the light of the potential from Regtech and increased automation. But what does TCF see as the future based on what we see happening in the businesses around us? Compliance has undoubtedly been a growth industry across sectors responding both to the increased […]

  • 23rd May 2017

Cyber Security Meltdown – What are the lessons for Compliance from the latest global attacks?

Unless you have been “off grid” for the last few weeks you will be very aware that this month saw a significant cyber attack on vulnerable organisations around the globe including, in the UK, our very own NHS.   Unsurprisingly many of the more sensationalist of the media and commentators have heralded this event as […]

  • 23rd May 2017

Sandra on GDPR

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  • 23rd May 2017

GDPR – hype or reality? A compliance revolution for data protection

When it comes to GDPR, what TCF is hearing from our clients and contacts falls into two categories: “Help, GDPR is a huge challenge – what am I going to do about it on top of everything else?” “The GDPR threat is completely out of proportion, I don’t know what the fuss is about.” At […]

  • 20th May 2017

Compliance Led Change – A fresh approach to business process reengineering

Ask most senior business executives what their experience of Compliance is and they’ll probably provide you with what is more or less the following answer – “a necessary but costly imposition”.    No-one tells you that they are strategically using compliance to support their process reengineering and to drive their business change programmes. And yet… […]

  • 26th April 2017

What makes compliance so hard?

Before you read through this article it’s important to set out a few markers.  Firstly if you are on the Board of a business, or a senior leader in a business and you are not finding compliance hard your business is probably not compliant and you might want to start asking some searching questions.   […]

  • 26th April 2017

Culture in FinTechs: why is no-one talking about this?

April 2017 has been a busy month in the world of FinTech. Innovate Finance’s Global Summit brought together a wide range of interests in FinTech. Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, made a major speech on building infrastructure to realise FinTech’s promise and the FCA announced the second cohort that has been accepted […]