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GDPR – the Essence and Particularities

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25 May 2018 after being adopted in April 2016. It creates a single European legal framework in personal data collection and processing standards and supersedes all the previous legislation on this matter such as Wet bescherming persoongegevens – old Dutch data protection law which was … Continue reading GDPR – the Essence and Particularities

Current developments of cryptocurrencies’ regulation in Europe

In less than one decade we have witnessed a steep rise of the whole new market, which from an instrument of exchange in narrow IT-communities developed into a financial instrument competing with more traditional ones in interest and agitation. The attention cryptocurrencies get does not always come from potential investors, participants of the market or … Continue reading Current developments of cryptocurrencies’ regulation in Europe

New Anti-Money Laundering Directive and consequences of its implementation for the Netherlands

On May 2015 the Directive (EU) 2015/849 on  the  prevention of  the  use  of  the  financial system  for  the  purposes of  money laundering  or terrorist financing (also known as 4th (AML) Directive) was adopted, but the EU Member States were given a two-year period for bringing their legislation into compliance with this Directive, and to … Continue reading New Anti-Money Laundering Directive and consequences of its implementation for the Netherlands

Transaction monitoring guidelines

This guideline is intended to provide trust offices, i.e. members of Holland Quaestor and other interested parties, with practical suggestions for the monitoring of client transactions, principally for the control of their own integrity risks, but also in the implementation of what is expected from trust offices pursuant to laws and regulations. Download