John Berven

Director of APAC, John launched the Singapore office in 2019. He has extensive knowledge within the region and offers nearly 20 years of experience working in the information technology and banking industry.
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Vietnam’s PDPA – Foolproof your organisation against new privacy legislation

on Jun 4, 2021

Vietnam’s upcoming implementation of a Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) aligns it regionally and globally with the accelerating trend of data privacy legislation. A consistent theme is that it, along with other regional legislation, broadly aligns with standards in other global legislation – in this case, the EU’s GDPR.

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Topics: Data Privacy

IBOR Transformation – Impact on your Regulated Data Estate?

on Aug 3, 2020

There has been a lot of scandal-driven regulatory change in the last 10 years, this is no less true for the reforms to Interbank Offer Rate (IBOR). Benchmark rigging in the US$350 trillion interest rate markets was the catalyst for a move away from the British Banking Association’s London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) calculation to alternative Risk-Free Rates (RFRs). 

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Topics: Data Lineage, Metadata Management, Data Management, APAC

MAS 610/1003: Turning Challenges into Opportunities?

on Jul 23, 2020

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, regulators have, unsurprisingly, followed the lead of their central bank cousins. One consequence is that transformational regulation, like MAS 610 and 1003, has been delayed. This wise course of action affords banks the chance to ensure they have every opportunity to comply and avoid the consequences of not doing so. 

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Topics: Regulatory Compliance, Data Lineage, Metadata Management, APAC

Are you at risk? Solidatus for PDPA

on Apr 26, 2020

In my fourth post, I look at Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA). It broadly aligns with standards in other global legislation, albeit with some crucial differences such as control and access requests as opposed to the right to be forgotten, and Singapore’s limitations on transferring personal data overseas. 

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Topics: Regulatory Compliance, Data Privacy

IFRS 17 – Are You Prepared?

on Feb 19, 2020

As insurers and the insurance industry begin to implement the International Financial Reporting Standard 17 (IFRS 17), I wanted to take a moment to highlight the benefits that Solidatus can help organisations gain from this wholescale evolution of their digital landscape and the huge transformation it will undergo. 

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Topics: Regulatory Compliance, Metadata Management, Data Management