POSTPONED: Ensuring Consumer Protection in the Digital (and Covid-19) Era

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic and the general move towards digitalisation and app-based financial services, this session will focus on the key requirements regulated firms need to take into account when offering consumer protection financial services and products online from an e-commerce, data protection and consumer protection perspective. The session will be delivered by members of the Maples Group Data, Commercial and Technology and Financial Services Regulatory teams and will provide pragmatic tips on how to ensure your business complies with mandatory requirements when concluding financial services contracts online.

Key takeaways:

  • Overview of key consumer protection requirements for selling financial products and services online.
  • Practical tips for conducting business online
  • Data protection considerations for online business
  • Insights from Maples' experience
Title: Ensuring Consumer Protection in the Digital (and Covid-19) Era
Date: Wednesday, 27th October, 2021
Speakers: Lorna Smith, Partner, Maples Group
Alison Gibney, Senior Regulatory Executive, Maples Group
Venue: Webinar
Time: 13:00 – 14:00
CPD: 1 Hour LCOI, FCOI (Compliance), CFCPP and CDPO
Fee: €25 members, €35 non-members

 

Speakers:

Lorna Smith, Partner, Maples Group
Lorna Smith is a Partner in the Dublin Financial Services Regulatory team at Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm. Lorna has over 10 years' experience in financial services regulation, and in addition to more traditional industries like banking, insurance and investment services, Lorna’s practice also focuses on growth sectors such as fintech, alternative lending and sustainable finance.
Lorna guides new financial institutions establishing in Ireland, across all industry sectors including MiFID investment firms and fund service providers, banks, insurers, emoney and payment firms, and credit servicing and retail credit firms. She also regularly advises on the transfer of regulated businesses, including regulatory due diligence.
She advises firms on their ongoing regulatory obligations, including remuneration and corporate governance, outsourcing, fitness and probity, anti-money laundering, capital management, and industry-specific conduct of business and investor protection requirements.
Lorna helps clients manage regulatory engagement, both in a supervisory and enforcement context, and implement new requirements and robust compliance frameworks. She - has conducted comprehensive gap analyses and assurance reviews to manage regulatory risk, including working on Risk Mitigation Programmes, inspection remediation, and industry-wide reviews such as the Tracker Mortgage Examination.
Lorna joined the Maples Group as a Partner in 2021, having previously worked at large Irish law and accountancy firms. Lorna is a member of the Council of the Fintech and Payments Association of Ireland and Co-Chair of its Regulatory Insights Group. She is also a member of the Association of Compliance Officers of Ireland, Irish Funds and the Law Society of Ireland.

Alison Gibney, Senior Regulatory Executive, Maples Group
Alison is a Senior Regulatory Executive in the Irish Financial Services Regulatory team at Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm. Alison has over 8 years' experience as a compliance and regulatory professional within the financial services industry. Alison's particular focus is the provision of technical expertise, assisting clients across all industry sectors including AIFMs and UCITS management companies, MiFID investment firms and fund service providers, banks, insurers, e-money and payment firms, and credit servicing and retail credit firms.
Alison has a strong practical knowledge of regulation and guidance across a number of core areas, including corporate governance, anti-money laundering, data protection, culture and fitness and probity, cyber security, MiFID, UCITS, AIFMD and KIIDs. Alison also advises on authorisations, top-up permissions and change of control notifications for regulated firms.
Alison supports clients in dealing with the regulator, advising on day-to-day compliance queries, drafting and implementing robust compliance frameworks and providing training sessions on key themes to boards and senior management. She also works with the broader team to manage upstream regulation and publish client updates on key regulatory changes.
Alison joined the Financial Services Regulatory team at the Maples Group in November 2017 having previously worked at Euronext Dublin (formerly the Irish Stock Exchange) and a Dublin-based asset management firm. Alison is a member of the Association of Compliance Officers of Ireland, Irish Funds and the Institute of Banking. She is also a member of the Alternative Investment Management Association's Digital Assets Working Group.

When
10/27/2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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