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When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on 25 May 2018, it eliminated the cost barrier for an individual to submit a Data Subject Access Request (DSAR), potentially increasing the burden on organisations required to provide the results, and all in a tighter timeline. This has created a challenge for many organisations […]

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By Svilen Issaev, Denitsa Kuzeva The Bulgarian National Bank (the “BNB”) has recently adopted amendments to its Ordinance No 3 on the Terms for the Opening of Payment Accounts, Execution of Payment Transactions and Use of Payment Instruments (the “Ordinance”). The new amendments bring the Ordinance in line with the provisions of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2018/389[1] (the […]

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