The Data Protection Officer – Is there a new sheriff in town?

Privacy compliance in Europe will soon take a big step forward with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). When the GDPR comes into effect on 25 May 2018, many organizations must appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO). What is the DPO’s role and how can you ensure success?
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Time to transform tax reporting?

In times of international tax transparency, being tax compliant has become more relevant than ever before. Consequently banks are focusing on tax reporting for individual clients. KPMG’s latest survey analyses how Swiss private banks answer the demand for tax reports requested by their foreign private clients.
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WannaCry: Follow the money via blockchain

There’s always two sides to every coin. Could the use of Bitcoin lead to the WannaCry hackers’ downfall? Even with today’s digital complexity, following the money might just be the best way to catch them.
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Ransomware: No need to cry if you keep your software up to date

After an unprecedented weekend of global cyber-attacks on hospitals, oil companies, banks and other organizations, businesses prepare for further attacks. For the first time, hackers exploit file-sharing arrangements to hold organizations to ransom. Discover how you can protect yourself.
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Industrial controls: Swiss are ahead of the game

The combination of smart machines and big data could potentially increase productivity and drive enormous economic benefits – changing the face of the economy. Switzerland’s ready to play a key role in building and operating such complex and mission critical systems for companies around the world.
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FMIA’s reporting start date: More companies must deal with derivative reporting obligations

FINMA’s recent approval of SIX and REGIS-TR as trade repositories for the Financial Market Infrastructure Act (FMIA) triggers the date for Swiss companies to begin reporting derivatives. Swiss NFC- firms must now analyze their portfolio and counterparties to assess the regulation’s impact.
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