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Trade secret theft and cybersecurity are hot topics in Congress these days, spawning legislative initiatives left and right....more
One of the things that has long puzzled me is what led to the significant rise in the enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) beginning in the 2003-2004 time frame? ...more
Multinational businesses are subject to a patchwork of laws of the various jurisdictions in which they operate. Complying with the myriad rules and regulations can be challenging. Compliance obligations vary from one country...more
There’s been a lot of news lately about the Chinese military allegedly launching cyber attacks to steal U.S. trade secrets. This has gotten people riled up, including the President of the United States, who issued a 5-point...more
The explosive pace of new technology has enabled people to connect and communicate in ways never before possible. Lawmakers and Internet advocates must now tango with each other in a scramble to keep up with the technology...more
This advisory is one of a series prepared by Pillsbury's China Practice on questions frequently asked by our clients doing business in China. In June 2012, we published an advisory on personal data protection in China in...more
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has issued formal guidance to clarify the anti-money laundering obligations of administrators and exchangers of convertible virtual currency.
“Virtual” currency, unlike...more
The Obama Administration’s recent “Strategy on Mitigating the Theft of U.S. Trade Secrets” makes clear the importance for businesses to be aware of and understand the international threats to their intellectual property, the...more
We often talk to companies who believe they are an unlikely target for hackers because they do not have financial account information, Social Security numbers, or medical information. However, personal information is not the...more
Everyone is talking about cybersecurity. Articles appear almost daily regarding significant cybersecurity events. And over the past two years, the drumbeat for action on the issue of cybersecurity and the protection of the...more
Megaupload Ltd. is alleged to have disseminated copyright protected movies and music and US prosecutors now have the task of gaining access to the company’s servers in a bid to prove their case....more
In Part II on In-House Counsel, I examine the field of enforcement risks facing in-house counsel and outline my Top 6 Risks. The challenges facing in-house counsel are significant and growing. It is important to try and...more
Pursuant to recent changes in European legislation, the UK implemented amended regulations regarding cookies in May 2011, but delayed compliance until May 26, 2012. Noncompliance can lead to criminal offences and monetary...more
Recently the European Commission unveiled a proposal for a comprehensive and significant reform of the existing EU data protection framework. The proposed data protection framework, which consists of a General Data...more
The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more
The New York Times recently reported that the UK telephone hacking scandal could result in News Corp. and its executives being charged in the United States with criminal violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Title...more
In the last post, I addressed the issue of ownership of INTERPOL's files. A question that is at least as significant to attorneys with clients who have Red Notices issued against them is, who may access that...more
It is a given that a certain level of trust, even if for limited purposes, must exist between INTERPOL and its member countries. Member countries send requests for Red Notices to INTERPOL in hopes of obtaining Red Notices...more
As INTERPOL has developed over time, it has experienced the growing pains that normally attend any large and relatively complex entity, and also some that are more specific to its own, unusual functions. In his book that I...more
Speaking before the Council of Europe and the European Commission at a high-level meeting in Brussels, EPIC President Marc Rotenberg urged the United States to ratify "Convention 108," the International Privacy Convention....more
As part of the ongoing effort to increase efficiency and effectiveness of its anti-money laundering (AML) policies, on December 3, 2010, the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) published a...more
According to press reports a former employee of HSBC Private Bank in Geneva, Switzerland stole computerized account data on 80,000 accounts and delivered the information to French authorities. There is no indication how many...more
President Obama's address on the end of the combat mission in Iraq has left open the question of what will happen to the massive biometric databases on Iraqis, assembled by the United States, during the course of the...more
After a much-publicized initial rejection by the Swiss lower house of parliament of an IRS-UBS deal in which the Swiss bank agreed to forward details of 4,450 of its American depositors suspected of tax evasion, the lawmakers...more
On February 24, 2010, a Milan court found three senior Google executives criminally liable for data protection violations in relation to an offensive video that was posted on the Google Video site and remained available to...more
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