Wrestling Over Competing Mifid II, GDPR Data Demands

The data gathering, retention and reporting requirements of Mifid II seem at odds with the enhanced personal data protection rules of the GDPR. But with careful consideration, financial institutions can balance their regulatory obligations under the two pieces of legislation, although the road to compliance is far from smooth, as Kirsten Hyde reports.

The purpose of Mifid II, which came into force on January 3 this year, is to provide a strengthened financial services regulatory framework with improved transparency requirements for the benefit of investors. As a result, large sets of data, often including personal data, are processed by investment firms to comply with the rules. For example, firms are required to keep records for at least five years of client orders and decisions to deal, transactions, and order processing details to aid

To continue reading...

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a WatersTechnology account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here: