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On May 1, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission) held an open meeting to consider:
- Whether to propose new rules and interpretive guidance for cross-border security-based swap (SBS)...more
On April 30, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued its final rule amending subpart B of Regulation E, which implements the Electronic Fund Transfer Act, and the official interpretation to the regulation. This...more
On April 30, the CFPB issued a revised final rule to amend regulations applicable to consumer remittance transfers of over fifteen dollars originating in the United States and sent internationally. ...more
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has finalized revisions to its remittance transfers rule and set October 28, 2013, as the rule’s new effective date. While not entirely eliminating the requirement for remittance...more
Noting that “[i]t’s pretty incredible that you can quickly send money to almost anywhere in the country or abroad,” the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) recently announced it has begun accepting consumer...more
The CFPB has revised its rule that creates certain protections for consumers who transfer money internationally. The revisions are intended to preserve the new consumer protections provided under the rule while facilitating...more
The European Commission plans to introduce new rules to improve the safety regime applicable to non-food consumer products distributed in the EU.
The Commission has put forward a new package of measures to provide more...more
The FCA announced that it will conduct a formal investigation into the IT malfunction at RBS last summer, which left 17 million of its customers unable to access their accounts for up to three weeks. The investigation could...more
The Court of Justice of the EU ("CJEU") has recently ruled that EU law allows national authorities to provide the public with information identifying a food business operator ("FBO") whose food is unfit for human consumption...more
In This Issue:
- European Chemicals Agency consults on ten new substances for REACH candidate list
- European Food Safety Authority publishes its 2013 work plan
- European Food Safety...more
In This Issue:
- Commission concludes that the REACH Regulation has brought significant improvements
- Commission releases roadmap on SVHCs
- ECHA publishes additional list of substances for...more
Over the last few weeks, two big stories have made headlines in the food industry. Beginning in early February, news media across Europe began reporting that food products tested in several European countries contained...more
On 29 January 2013, the UK Government’s Department for Business, Innovation & Skills announced new proposals designed to improve the ability for consumers and businesses to bring collective damages claims against competition...more
The State Food and Drug Administration (“SFDA”) issued a Notice on Relevant Issues Concerning Imposing Electronic Barcoding on Imported Drugs (“Notice”) on January 29, 2013 with immediate effect. Pursuant to the Notice,...more
I. Who Are You? (And, do you really want to know?)
II. You Are What You … (If I think about a pizza all day long do I become a pizza?)
D. Measuring (Or, Standardized test scores as a...more
On February 8, 2013, manufacturers and importers of children’s products (a consumer product designed or intended primarily for children 12 years of age or younger) will be required to follow certain testing and certification...more
On 24 January 2013, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) served Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited (“Sony”) with a monetary penalty of £250,000 following a serious breach of data security...more
The CFPB has issued a final rule delaying the effective date of the remittance transfer rule pending finalization of its December 2012 proposal to make changes in three areas....more
On December 28, 2012, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (“NPC”), China’s legislature, weighed in on the subject of data privacy with its promulgation of the Decision on Reinforcing the Protection of...more
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently issued proposed changes to the rule it originally proposed on January 20, 2011, governing certain electronic money transfers by consumers that was required by the...more
Food companies and farmers should be aware that they have approximately 4 months to provide their comments to the FDA regarding its proposed new food safety standards. On January 4, 2013, the FDA proposed two new regulations...more
On December 11, the U.S. Senate passed by voice vote two bills impacting bank supervision and compliance. The first, H.R.4014, amends the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to protect information submitted to the CFPB as part of...more
On November 22, 2012, Bill S-11, Safe Food for Canadians Act (the Act) received royal assent. The Act is the most recent attempt by the Canadian government to modernize the Canada’s food regulatory scheme administered and...more
On November 27, the CFPB issued a bulletin explaining the CFPB’s intent to propose limited adjustments to its rule on international money transfers as well as an extension of the date the rule will become effective until the...more
Until recently, Canada was the only G8 country without specific anti-spam legislation. Canada’s new anti-spam legislation Bill C-28, commonly referred to as Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), is set to go into effect...more
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