EBA is consulting on the principles it should take into account when drafting RTS on strong customer authentication and secure communication, which it expects to be asked to do under the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2). PSD2 is expected to apply from January 2018. EBA and ECB are aware they will need to address some conflicting viewpoints when preparing this set of RTS, and are consulting in advance to seek views on key elements, such as appropriate security measures for various aspects of authentication and reasonable exemptions. Consultation closes on 8 February 2016, and EBA plans to consult on the draft RTS in the second quarter of 2016. (Source: EBA Consults on Authentication and Secure Communication)