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Financial Technology Topic Page

Financial technology, commonly known as “fintech,” consists of software, businesses and processes that provide financial offerings through the use of expanding technology in the modern world. With a rapidly developing technology landscape, along with new regulations, protections, risks and forms of currency, the fintech space is intertwined closely with the world of privacy and data security.

This topic page provides news, guidance, resources and tools covering financial technology and the impact it has on the privacy space.

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Emerging trends in fintech privacy

This article provides an overview of key areas to watch in fintech privacy in 2024.
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Worldcoin case a ‘watershed moment’ for data protection in Kenya

This article covers the Worldcoin case, which began with thousands of Kenyans exchanging iris scans for payment, resulting in the Kenyan government intervening.
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Privacy and security for big data processing in the financial sector

Being one of the most data-focused industries, the financial sector is witnessing great opportunities for new and innovative algorithms in the field of big data analytics. This article discusses considerations for privacy and security as companies attempt to seize the opportunities before them.
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FinTech in Costa Rica: The regulatory landscape and privacy as a priority

This piece explores privacy- and cybersecurity-specific regulations in Costa Rica and surrounding regions that need to be taken into account.
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The EU’s anti-money laundering regulation and data protection: Part II

This article looks at recommendations issued by the EDPS on the European Commission’s anti-money laundering proposals.
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Data protection and the EU’s anti-money laundering regulation

This article breaks down the potential future of data protection and anti-money laundering regulations in the EU.
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