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Record penalty against payday lender

As previously reported, on 26 August 2014, the Federal Court determined that The Cash Store Pty Ltd (in liquidation), a payday lender, and Assistive Finance Australia Pty Ltd, a loan funder, committed seven separate breaches...more

SEC Releases Results of Cybersecurity Examination Sweep

By Rochelle Emert and Phillip Caraballo-Garrison On February 3, 2015, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) issued a Risk Alert that summarized its findings about cybersecurity preparedness in...more

How Does Your Firm Compare? Results from the SEC’s Cybersecurity Examinations

On Feb. 3, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published a Risk Alert summarizing observations gleaned from a cybersecurity examination sweep of 57 registered broker-dealers (BDs) and 49 registered investment...more

In Case You Missed It - Interesting Items for Corporate Counsel - February 2015

It’s still the case that commentators have said nothing revelationary about “proxy access ,” the recent private-ordering push, and the SEC’s flip-floppery on its Whole Foods no-action letter. “Proxy access” is short hand for...more

Bridging the Week - January 2015 #3

Cybersecurity, Potential Equity Order Routing Conflicts and AML Among the Top Examination Priorities for SEC in 2015 - The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations...more

The SEC Tackles Technicality

Within several months of Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White’s announcement in late 2013 of a commitment to improving the SEC’s trial readiness, the Commission suffered a number of losses in federal...more

SEC Cybersecurity Initiative: Five Steps ALL Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisers Should be Taking

Last week, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) released a Risk Alert announcing its Cybersecurity Initiative....more

Commentary on the planned work on the act “against the Big Brother” presented by the Minister of Internal Affairs B. Sienkiewicz...

In 2013 the Minister of Internal Affairs B. Sienkiewicz announced work on the bill “against the Big Brother”. The announcement of B. Sienkiewicz of the act regulating among others the principles of operation of video...more

Opinion on the proposed reform of the secret services in Poland - the Bill on the Internal Security Agency's (2013)

In fact, the biggest problem of Polish secret services (including ISA) is their lack of specialization. Despite determining their activities, under the current law, the ISA deals with “everything and nothing”, which...more

Infobytes - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry - January 11, 2013

In This Issue: - FEDERAL ISSUES - STATE ISSUES - COURTS - MISCELLANY - FIRM NEWS - FIRM PUBLICATIONS - MORTGAGES - BANKING - CONSUMER FINANCE - SECURITIES - PRIVACY/DATA SECURITY -...more

Infobytes - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry - December 22, 2012

In This Issue: - FEDERAL ISSUES - STATE ISSUES - COURTS - FIRM NEWS - FIRM PUBLICATIONS - MORTGAGES - BANKING - CONSUMER FINANCE - SECURITIES - CREDIT CARDS - INSURANCE - E-COMMERCE - PRIVACY/DATA...more

Infobytes - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry - December 9, 2012

In This Issue: - FEDERAL ISSUES - STATE ISSUES - COURTS - MISCELLANY - FIRM NEWS - FIRM PUBLICATIONS - MORTGAGES - BANKING - CONSUMER FINANCE - SECURITIES - E-COMMERCE - PRIVACY/DATA SECURITY -...more

It's Raining PII in New York

On November 25, 2012, the front page of the New York Post blasted the headline, “Drop Secret. Shred Alert! Covert cop files used as parade confetti.” The Post reported that shredded files appearing to contain material from...more

Alternative Trading System Agrees to Pay $800K for Failure to Protect Confidential Information

Earlier this month, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) instituted public administrative and cease and desist proceedings against eBX, LLC (“eBX”), a broker-dealer registered with the SEC. eBX operates LeveL ATS,...more

Infobytes - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry, October 19, 2012

TOPICS COVERED IN THIS ISSUE: - FEDERAL ISSUES - MORTGAGES - BANKING - CONSUMER FINANCE - SECURITIES - CREDIT CARDS - PRIVACY/DATA SECURITY - Excerpt From : FEDERAL ISSUES CFPB...more

Infobytes - August 24 2012 - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry.

Topics In This Issue: • Federal Issues • State Issues • Courts • Firm News • Firm Publications • Mortgages • Banking • Securities • Payments • Privacy/Data Security • Credit Cards • Criminal...more

Infobytes - August 17 2012 - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry.

TOPICS COVERED THIS WEEK - FEDERAL ISSUES - MORTGAGES - BANKING - CONSUMER FINANCE - SECURITIES - E-COMMERCE - PRIVACY/DATA SECURITY Excerpt From Federal Issues: CFPB...more

InfoBytes, July 6, 2012 - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry.

Topics In This Issue: Federal Issues - State Issues - Courts - Firm News - Mortgages - Banking - Consumer Finance - Securities - Insurance - E-Commerce - Privacy/Data Security Excerpt From Federal Issues: FHFA...more

The Evolving Obligations of Public Companies to Disclose Cyber-Intrusions

Public companies have struggled with the question of whether a cyber-intrusion triggers an obligation under the federal securities laws to disclose the intrusion to investors in a public filing. While the SEC has provided...more

InfoBytes, June 8, 2012 - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry.

Topics In This Issue: - Federal Issues - State Issues - Courts - Firm News - Mortgages - Consumer Finance - Securities - Litigation - Privacy/Data Security Excerpt From Federal Issues: CFPB Finalizes Multiple...more

Disclosure Bill May Put Retirees At Risk

Recently, I wrote about a bill, SB 1208 (Leno), that would require disclosure of total compensation information with respect to each of a corporation’s five most highly compensated retirees. This requirement would be imposed...more

InfoBytes, April 27, 2012 - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry.

Topics In This Issue Sign Up is Easy!; Federal Issues; State Issues; Courts; Firm News; Mortgages; Banking; Consumer Finance; Securities; E-Commerce; and Privacy/Data Security. ...more

SEC and CFTC Propose Identity Theft Red Flag Rules

On March 6, 2012, the SEC and CFTC jointly proposed rules (the “Proposal”) that would require registered broker-dealers, investment companies, investment advisers, commodity trading advisors, commodity pool operators and...more

London Metal Exchange: New Information Barriers Requirement

As of 1 April 2012, related warehouse companies are required to engage an independent practitioner to assure that the information barriers they have instituted are compliant with the London Metal Exchange’s rules and...more

SEC and CFTC Propose Rules to Detect and Prevent Identity Theft

On February 28, 2012, the SEC and the CFTC jointly proposed rules that would require funds and advisers to affirmatively combat identity theft. The proposed rules would require registered investment companies, investment...more

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