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GameStop Currently Investigating Possible Data Breach

by Revision Legal on

GameStop is the most recent potential victim of cyber data breach, and the company recently hired a leading security firm to conduct an investigation into allegations that the company’s website was hacked and that customer...more

To (Dis)Close for Comfort–FTC Workshop Seeks Effective Consumer Disclosures

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

A goal of providing effective disclosures to consumers is to allow consumers to make informed decisions. But what must be done to make disclosures effective? This was the question the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) explored...more

2015: Arbitration Inches Toward Center Stage

Arbitration case law did not break any new ground in 2015. Instead, a larger sector of the public became aware of the ground already broken in 2011 and 2013, as well as how common arbitration is in professional...more

Mass Gaming Commission Holds Daylong Forum on Daily Fantasy Sports

by Goodwin on

On Thursday, December 10, 2015, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) held a daylong forum to educate the MGC commissioners, staff and the public on Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) and to inform the policy paper the MGC is...more

Advertising Law - November 2015 #3

FTC Flushes Claims for "Flushable" Wipes - Reminding advertisers about the importance of environmental marketing claims, the Federal Trade Commission approved a final consent order in an enforcement action against...more

New York Attorney General Says Daily Fantasy Sports Contests Are Illegal

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

As the popularity of fantasy sports grows, so do the legal issues surrounding the industry. The main legal challenges facing fantasy sports have been centered on the issue of whether pay-to-play fantasy sports contests...more

Accepting Daily Fantasy Sports Payments and Proceeds May Be Unlawful: New York AG Accuses DFS Sites of Leading “Massive . . ....

by K&L Gates LLP on

New York Attorney General (“NYAG”) Eric Schneiderman has claimed that daily fantasy sports (“DFS”) sites, including FanDuel and DraftKings, violate New York state gambling laws. He has issued cease-and-desist letters, giving...more

GB: Gambling Commission issues warning over “scam” binary options providers

by DLA Piper on

The Gambling Commission has issued a warning to consumers, designed to minimise the risk deriving from a current regulatory hiatus affecting binary options. ...more

GB: Commission publishes rating system on the protection of customer funds

by DLA Piper on

The Commission has published its rating system and an advice note to operators on the requirements to segregate customer funds and disclose to customers the level of protection offered in the event of insolvency....more

Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System (Satoshi Nakamoto "White Paper"))

by Ian Imrich on

Satoshi Nakamoto Abstract re Bitcoin White Paper: A purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash would allow online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without going through a financial institution....more

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