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Data privacy rules in Asia major stumbling blocks for fintech boom: Report

In a report on Thursday, Asifma urged regulators to avoid an "exhaustive and prescriptive list" of rules

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Reuters  |  Hong Kong 

Data privacy rules in Asia are limiting the spread of financial technology, an industry body said on Thursday, calling on regulators to set out broad principles rather than precise rules. Companies around the world want to make better use of the large pools of data they have to both cut costs and offer additional services. But governments and regulators in Asia and elsewhere are tightening rules on how that data is used. "Governments in Asia say that they support fintech, and they want fintech firms to enter their market, but data privacy rules are a major stumbling ...

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 06:13 IST
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