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European Commission Announces Agreement with the US on the Framework for Transatlantic Data Flows

On February 2, the members of the European Commission approved a new framework for transatlantic data flows: EU-US Privacy Shield. The European Commission and the United States agreed to a deal that reflects the requirements set…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Consumer Protection, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

European Commission Releases Fact Sheet on Plan to Strengthen the Fight Against Terrorist Financing

On February 2, the European Commission issued a fact sheet regarding its plan to strengthen the fight against terrorist financing, posing and answering questions on topic areas including, but not limited to: (i) the measures the…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Germany-Based Software Company Settles Bribery Case with SEC for $3.7 Million

On February 1, the SEC agreed to a $3.7 million settlement with a Germany-based software company regarding allegations that it violated the FCPA regarding the payment and offer of bribes to senior Panamanian government…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Revisiting 2015's New Flood Regulations, Part 2

ESCROW PROVISIONS - The Final Flood Rule also imposes new requirements related to the escrow of flood insurance premiums and fees. Previously, flood insurance premiums and fees were required to be escrowed if (1) any taxes,…more
| Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

California-Based Pharmaceutical Company Settles with SEC Regarding FCPA Offenses in China

On February 4, the SEC settled FCPA allegations with a California-based pharmaceutical company with a cease and desist order finding that the company violated the FCPA’s anti-bribery, books and records, and internal controls…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

CFPB Monthly Complaint Snapshot Highlights Financial Services Markets

On January 28, the CFPB released its monthly complaint report focusing on a number of financial services markets, including debt settlement, check cashing, tax refund anticipation checks, money order providers, and credit…more
| Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Taxation

Virginia AG Herring Announces Settlement with Banks Over Alleged Mortgage-Backed Securities Fraud

On January 22, Virginia State AG Mark Herring announced a settlement with eleven banks over their alleged misrepresentation of residential mortgage-backed securities to the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Virginia Retirement…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Securities Law

OFAC Issues Amendments to Cuba Sanctions Regulations

On January 26, OFAC announced amendments to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) to further implement policy changes announced by the Obama Administration on December 17, 2014. The regulatory changes will, among other…more
| Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

FDIC Issues Quarterly Banking Profile for Third Quarter 2015

The FDIC published its most recent Quarterly Banking Profile, summarizing the latest financial results for the banking industry. According to the FDIC’s findings, community banks reported net income of $5.2 billion in the third…more
| Finance & Banking

CFPB Provides Consumers with Information on Obtaining Credit Reports

On January 27, the CFPB announced that it published its 2016 list of consumer reporting companies. The list includes contact information for the three largest nationwide reporting companies and various specialty reporting…more
| Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Massachusetts AG Healey Expands Abandoned Housing Initiative

On January 25, Massachusetts AG Maura Healey announced that she was expanding her Abandoned Housing Initiative (AHI) in response to an increasing number of cities and towns seeking assistance to revitalize their neighborhoods…more
| Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

New York AG Schneiderman Takes Action Against Auto Dealers for Deceptive Practices

On January 20, New York AG Schneiderman announced a lawsuit against several auto dealerships located in Queens, New York, alleging that the dealerships used deceptive sales tactics to sell add-on products and services, including…more
| Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

European Commission Celebrates Data Protection Day; Deadline for US-EU Data Protection Framework Approaches

On January 28, the European Commission issued a statement in observance of its 10th European Data Protection Day. Vice President Ansip and Commissioner Jourová commented on the December 2015 agreement on EU data protection…more
| International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Nominates Maria Vullo as NYDFS’s Superintendent

On January 21, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo nominated Maria Vullo to serve as the NYDFS’s superintendent. If approved by the New York State Senate, Vullo would replace former superintendent Benjamin Lawsky, who left the…more
| Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking

House Financial Services Committee: CFPB Removed Safeguards to Achieve Political Goals

On January 20, Republicans on the House Committee on Financial Services issued a report alleging that the CFPB removed a number of safeguards from the claims process after it secured its first settlement with an auto finance…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking
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