Amazon Go policy shift seen as response to legislative pushback

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The move by Amazon to reverse policies for its cashierless Amazon Go stores is being seen as a response to growing economic and political pushback against the impact of Silicon Valley on major segments of U.S.

CFPB Updates Policy For Civil Investigative Demands

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has announced changes to policies on Civil Investigative Demands (CIDs), which are investigational subpoenas issued by the CFPB. CFPB Civil Investigative Demands investigation law enforcement News policy violation What's Hot

Introducing Policy Packages for Microsoft Teams!

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So you may have clicked on this link thinking, “what the heck is a policy package and why haven’t I heard of this?” In this article we’ll be discussing what a policy package is and how you can use them within your organization. How do I use policy packages?

Lloyds Of London Looks At Driverless Car Policies

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Chief Executive Officer John Neal said that the 330-year-old insurance market is in discussions with automakers about different policies as car ownership changes. Lloyd’s of London is looking into its auto coverage options to prepare for the impending rise in driverless technology.

Users Question Privacy Policy Of Chinese Face-Swapping App

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A Chinese app that lets users convincingly swap their faces with film or TV characters has rapidly become one of the country’s most downloaded apps, triggering privacy concerns, Reuters reported Monday (Sept. Released on Friday (Aug.

Visa Has Not Changed Bitcoin Purchase Policies

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EXCLUSIVE—Payment processor Visa has not changed any policies related to the purchasing of bitcoin, the company told Bank Innovation. The company still allows Visa cardholders to make cryptocurrency purchases with “credit, debit, and certain prepaid Visa products,” it said in a statement.

Netherlands Is First EU Country To Release GDPR Fining Policy

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The Dutch Data Protection Authority (DDPA) in the Netherlands has released its own General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) fining policy, according to reports , and is the first European Union (EU) country to do so.

Sellers Push Back Against PayPal’s New Refund Policy

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If you close your account before May 7, 2019, the changes will not apply to you,” the company wrote in the policy update. Sellers aren’t happy with some of the changes that PayPal has made to its user agreement.

Amazon Effect Hits Central Bank Monetary Policy

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For monetary policy and those interested in inflation dynamics, the implication is that retail prices are becoming less ‘insulated’ from these common nationwide shocks,” Cavallo wrote in the paper. The aforementioned impact of shorter-duration pricing at retailers has implications for monetary policies, according to Bloomberg, as automatic adjustments to what are known as external shocks means that interest rate adjustments by the central bank may lose potency.

UK Government Won’t Delay ‘Loan Charge’ Policy

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Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has refused to delay a “loan charge” policy for tens of thousands of individuals in the U.K. The policy has not been well-received, and has even been linked to two suicides in the country.

Kenya Gets Ready To Unveil Sandbox Policy

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In Kenya, the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has issued its “FinTech Sandbox Guidance Note,” which is now finalized as policy.

The EU’s policy on FinTech competition is …

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Also released last week, the EU document has a different focus to the US one, which allowed national FinTech charter bank licenses to be … The post The EU’s policy on FinTech competition is … appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. I cannot post a 222-page PDF from the US Government on FinTech and competition without also posting a 136-page PDF from the European Commission on FinTech and competition.

MoviePass Changes Ticket Policy

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After making changes to its Android app and terms of service, MoviePass is adding another modification to its platform: Subscribers can now only watch a particular movie through its movie ticket subscription service one time, Android Central reported. “We We recently updated our Terms of Service to reflect that MoviePass subscribers are only permitted to see a select movie in theaters once with your MoviePass,” the company wrote on its website. “We

Voice Data Leak Prompts Google To Refresh User Policies

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Google is reviewing its privacy policies after a report showed that contractors were given sensitive audio information, including private conversations and personal information that could identify users, according to a report by TechCrunch.

Could central bank digital currencies kill monetary policy?

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The Bank makes clear it’s not the opinions of the institution … The post Could central bank digital currencies kill monetary policy? I didn’t realise until the other day that the Bank of England has a blog Bank Underground. Finally, a boring old British bank with a blog.

Wells Fargo Softens Overdraft Policy

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The new per-transaction threshold complements the bank’s existing policy of not charging an overdraft fee if a customer’s available balance and ending account balance is overdrawn by $5 or less and no items are returned for non-sufficient funds at the end of processing for that business day. Aiming to boost its reputation after a fake account scandal last year, Wells Fargo announced Tuesday (Nov. 14) the launch of a new overdraft feature that will reduce the hit to customers.

New Retention Policies in Microsoft Teams

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Microsoft is happy to cater to these demands by announcing the availability of retention policies for Microsoft Teams. Teams admins now can use Office 365 Security and Compliance to set retention policies for Teams chats and team channels. Technology is a beautiful thing!

Apple Makes New Privacy Policy Requirement For Apps

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To take on apps that don’t give users information on the use of their personal data, Apple is introducing a new requirement: At the beginning of October, apps will have to have a privacy policy – even those that are in testing, according to reports. 3, 2018, App Store Connect will require a privacy policy for all new apps and app updates in order to be submitted for distribution on the App Store or through TestFlight external testing,” a statement on Apple’s website reads. “In

US Government Policy On SMB Lending In Flux

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President Donald Trump announced over the weekend that U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza is his pick to lead the Small Business Administration (SBA), after its current chief, Linda McMahon, announced on Friday (March 29) that she will leave the post.

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Tips for creating fair and friendly holiday policies [Video]

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While this time of year is filled with cheer and celebration, it’s also important to make sure your company’s policies reflect fairness, equality and safety. Tip #2: Make sure your policies work with diverse religious beliefs. Blog HR Policies‘Tis the season!

EU Antitrust Reg Margrethe Vestager Plans Big Tech Policy Report

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Her term ends in October, so she’s working a report that will lead competition policies in the digital era, according to a report by the AP. Margrethe Vestager, the European Union’s top antitrust cop, is coming to the end of her term as antitrust enforcer, but not before she plans to release a report laying out a long-term plan to police the world’s largest tech companies. Vestager has tussled with many of the big name tech companies, including Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook.

Trump calls Fed policy ‘destructive’; Banks get a boost

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Morning scan Trump administration Monetary policy AML Mobile payments Consumer banking Dodd-FrankThe president says the Fed is giving China a competitive advantage; bank stocks gained after tariffs on Mexican imports nixed.

China Institutes New Policy To Boost Small Firm Lending

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19) announced a new policy tool aimed at boosting lending to small and private companies. The central bank in China went on to note that it plans to continue to put in place a “prudent and neutral” monetary policy that will ensure liquidity.

Watchdog Orders Deutsche Bank To Review Policies Post-AML Scandal

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Bafin, the German financial watchdog that is monitoring Deutsche Bank’s involvement in the Danske Bank money laundering scandal, has asked the bank to review some of its correspondent banking policies, according to a report from Reuters.

Social Media Policies: Four Steps to Effectiveness

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The post Social Media Policies: Four Steps to Effectiveness appeared first on Deluxe FS. Note: Nothing in this post is legal advice and should not be construed as such. As of March 2018, there are more than 3 billion social media users worldwide. It’s a certainty that at least some of those users work for your organization. These users, and all your employees, need to know the rules. Regulatory Compliance engagement marketer marketers Marketing Social Media Technology website

Best practices in risk rating policies

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Policies are “the cornerstones for sound lending and loan administration,” and risk rating policies are a key component. Regulatory agencies lay out elements that loan policies should cover, such as what types of loans an institution will make and what information will be required from borrowers, but they rarely dictate the details. An institution must develop appropriate policies and procedures based on its size and the complexity of its portfolio.

Bitcoin Daily: Gemini Exchange Joins Silvergate Exchange Network; UK’s National Liberal Party Reveals Crypto Policy

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And the United Kingdom’s National Liberal Party (NLP) has posted what it believes is the only coherent policy regarding cryptocurrencies. The current policy is a non-policy. Part of its policy would have crypto offenders subjected to the same punishments as money launderers, adding that “Victims of cryptocurrency crime and fraud should be compensated from a fund established by the cryptocurrencies and exchanges that do business in the UK.

Today In Data: Flexibility Is The Best Policy

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What consumers want mostly is choice – and they tend to prefer retailers and service providers that offer it to them.

Trump Trade Policies Weighing On Stocks

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trade policy is the largest risk externally that companies face. trade policy will have a negative impact during the next six months, while 20 percent said the impact will be very negative, and 66 percent of Asia-Pacific-based CFOs said the U.S. President Donald Trump’s tax reform — signed into law late last year — was a boon for the stock market, but his tough trade stance is pressuring stocks so far in 2018.

Amid Lira’s Lurch, Blockchain As Monetary Policy Fix?

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And as a form of data sharing, a form of record keeping, a direct conduit in transactions, some proponents say that decentralized ledger technology (DLT) can be a salve for an issue front-and-center, as Turkey proves a recent example of daily life roiled by rapid currency devaluation and panic: Namely, monetary policy. At its most basic form, monetary policy resides in the hands of governments, and currencies are rooted in the notion of “fiat.”

Subterranean Monetary Policy Blues

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and global growth prospects, and in the ability of policy authorities to offset weak growth.” Bob Dylan’s big Nobel Prize win means that this week’s Insights piece features a Dylan-esque theme.

CAIT introduces ecommerce policy

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(The Paypers) CAIT , the Confederation of All India Trades, has announced the introduction of an ecommerce policy to prevent corruption in the market

Bank exam “hot spot”: Inflating policy limits to avoid scrutiny

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The desire to avoid examiner scrutiny may tempt some financial institutions to set the bar high when it comes to credit and liquidity risk management policy limits, but regulators are discouraging this approach. Do established policy limits reflect true risk tolerance?

Uber Updates ‘Bug Bounty’ Payments Policy

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Uber is changing its policy on bug bounties, payments to people who expose data security problems, Reuters reported on Thursday (April 26). “We’re The company is revising its policy to specify it won’t pursue legal action against good-faith hackers who submit flaws through its bug bounty portal, which is hosted by HackerOne.

Curve launches purchase protection policy for cardholders

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(The Paypers) UK-based Curve has introduced a purchase protection policy that can reimburse supported claims within 24-hours on eligible purchases of up to GBP 100,000 made with a Curve card

Facebook Updates Policies To Clarify For Users

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According to a report in Bloomberg , the social media giant is spelling out how it collects and uses data in its Terms of Service and Data Use Policy. The updated policy discusses not only how data is used on the Facebook site, but also how it is used across other social media platforms, such as Instagram and Facebook Messenger. Users have found Facebook’s policies confusing in the past, especially pertaining to apps the company owns.

The right policy: The insurance market and digital transformation

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It’s official. Insurance has moved on. It is very big business and new technologies have changed how agencies offer their products – as well as how customers buy their cover. It’s a revolution that demands modernization. The $1.2trn insurance industry understands

Target Won’t Back Down On Bathroom Policy

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Taking a page from the old Tom Petty Handbook, Target CEO Brian Cornell has officially determined that the retailer will not back down on its inclusive bathroom policy. million signatures argue that “Target’s policy is exactly how sexual predators get access to their victims.” Cornell buttressed that message on a mid-week CNBC appearance during which he affirmed there would be no reversing its policy. “We’ve Retail Target Target Bathroom policy

Where To Get That Insurance Policy – Online Or Offline?

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With a plethora of insurance companies in the market offering a variety of policies, people often get confused. So, buying an insurance policy is not as easy as it was before. Benefits Of Getting Insurance Policies Online. Policy Reviews: Reviews help you make the right decision.

Two Fed nominees likely to support Trump push for easier rate policy

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Policymaking Interest rates Monetary policy Federal ReserveChristopher Waller is a conventional choice drawn from within the Fed’s own ranks. Judy Shelton has spent decades outside mainstream economics. But both are expected to echo the president’s call for lowering interest rates.

6 policy responses to leveraged lending fears

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Options include legislation to study the risk of leveraged loans, more aggressive action by the Financial Stability Oversight Council and additional capital buffers. Policymakers may also choose to do nothing.

Visa Adjusts Policies On Debit Routing

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22) that it is working to modify its debit routing policies, saying that it has “modified and clarified” its rules to boost EMV chip card adoption in the United States. Visa said Tuesday (Nov. Those modifications, the card giant said, come on the heels of guidance that has been issued by the Federal Reserve.