Digital currency startups are trying to reframe the debate surrounding customer privacy, anti-money-laundering compliance and data security by backing a new set of guidelines for managing consumers' online identities.

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A few hours into Apple Pay's Oct. 20 launch, Apple CEO Tim Cook promised the company was not looking to exploit its payments data.

New York regulator Benjamin Lawsky may use the cybersecurity rules he's proposed for virtual-currency companies as a model for traditional banks. That would subject the financial institutions his agency supervises to the most stringent data-security rules anywhere.

An executive order signed by President Obama on Friday that mandated the adoption of chip-and-PIN technology in government cards and enabled its use in facilities like post offices smacks of politics over substance, analysts said.
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Among the most intriguing aspects of DocMagic's $1.2 million acquisition of eSignSystems is the relationships DocMagic now has with vendors that private label eSignSystems technology, many of whom compete with its own document preparation software.

Ken Pfeil, the chief information security officer for the Pioneer companies, shares the security measures he's taken to keep cybercriminals and malware exploits from affecting the infrastructure he oversees.

A community bank in Massachusetts has opened a branch that's a microcosm of forward-looking trends in retail bank design. Emphasis on the "micro" part.

American Express Co. is pulling new levers to build its business with small merchants and drive mobile wallet adoption, emphasizing its work with Apple Pay.

A risk-based approach to anti-money laundering rules would allow regulators to be sure mobile transactions are being screened for suspicious activity without hindering the technology's potential to do social good.

The major instant messaging and chat room providers, including Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, Markit and Perzo, all support compliance tools that are supposed to flag suspicious messages. Yet so much fell through the cracks.
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People and processes are just as essential as technology as banks strive to save on costs in newer store models, say branch-makeover specialists.
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