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New York DFS Finalized Cybersecurity Regulations Go Into Effect March 1, 2017

by Bracewell LLP on

On February 16, 2017, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced the final version of the “first-of-its-kind” cybersecurity regulations governing financial institutions, insurance companies, and other...more

2016 Year in Review: Select SEC and FINRA Developments and Enforcement Cases

by Morgan Lewis on

Executive Summary - The Morgan Lewis Year in Review highlights key US Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC or the Commission) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) enforcement developments and...more

Unfair Commercial Practices – The Italian Competition Authority and The Italian Communication Authority Sign a Memorandum of...

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On 13 January 2017, the Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) and the Italian Communication Authority (AGCOM) signed a memorandum of understanding concerning several aspects of their cooperation in the application of...more

Cybersecurity Requirements Proposed for New York Financial Companies

by Snell & Wilmer on

The New York Department of Financial Services has proposed new cybersecurity regulations “designed to promote the protection of customer information as well as the information technology systems of regulated entities...more

New York's New Cybersecurity Rules: What Is Required?

by White & Case LLP on

The new cybersecurity rules proposed by the New York State Department of Financial Services require financial services institutions to have extensive cybersecurity protections in place; including cybersecurity programs,...more

Are Your Customer Accounts in Order? SEC Announces Sweep of Broker-Dealers and Implementation of the Customer Protection Rule...

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On June 23, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) announced that it would begin a coordinated effort across divisions to identify potential violations by broker-dealers of Rule 15c3-3 (the “Rule”) under the...more

European Commission Publishes Draft Regulation on Geo-Blocking – Will It Unblock ECommerce Across the EU?

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

As part of the Commission’s Digital Single Market initiative, the European Commission has published a draft Regulation aimed at preventing traders from discriminating against customers based on nationality or location. The...more

Second Circuit Holds that the U.S. Government Can’t Order Microsoft to Disclose Customer Emails Stored in Ireland

In a case closely watched by privacy advocates, on July 14, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals held that the Stored Communications Act (“SCA”) does not authorize U.S. law enforcement authorities to order U.S.-based companies...more

The SEC’s Customer Protection Rule Initiative and Whistleblower Protection Efforts – What Broker-Dealers Need to Know

by King & Spalding on

On June 23, 2016, the SEC instituted a settled enforcement action against Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. and Merrill Lynch Professional Clearing Corp. (collectively, “Merrill”), in which Merrill agreed to pay $415...more

SEC Announces Customer Protection Rule Initiative

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Broker-dealers with historical or ongoing instances of non-compliance with the SEC’s Customer Protection Rule are encouraged to self-report by November 1, 2016. On June 23, 2016, the Securities and Exchange...more

Bridging the Week - June 2016 #4

Broker-Dealer Sanctioned US $415 Million by SEC for Violating Customer Protection Requirements: Two Merrill Lynch entities agreed to pay sanctions of US $415 million to resolve charges brought by the Securities and...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 25

SEC/CORPORATE - SEC Proposes Rules Updating Mining Registrant Disclosure Requirements - On June 16, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed rules (Proposed Rules) to modernize the property disclosure...more

Huge Customer Protection Rule Fine Brings Back Memories

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

My friend and a legend in the securities regulatory field, Edwin Nordlinger, who served as Deputy Regional Director in the SEC’s New York office for years, was one of the nation’s premier experts on the SEC’s net capital and...more

FDIC Issues Customer Cybersecurity Guidance

by King & Spalding on

On March 8, 2016, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) released a special edition of its FDIC Consumer News publication series covering cybersecurity issues impacting banking customers (“Cybersecurity Release”)....more

FINRA Updates Its Interpretation of the SEC’s Financial Responsibility Rules

In June, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority updated its interpretations of the Securities and Exchange Commission Rules 15c3-1 (net capital) and 15c3-3 (customer protection). Among other things, FINRA updated its...more

SEC Issues FAQs on Financial Responsibility Rules

by Morgan Lewis on

The guidance addresses expense arrangements, buy-in procedures, free credit balances, sweep programs, and bulk transfers, among other things. On March 6, the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued...more

FINRA Settles Administrative Proceedings Against Clearing Broker-Dealer For Failures to Comply with Anti-Money Laundering,...

by Goodwin on

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) issued an order (the “Order”) settling administrative proceedings against a clearing broker-dealer (the “Broker”), regarding various failures to comply with...more

SEC Adopts Changes to Broker-Dealer Net Capital and Financial Responsibility Rules

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The US Securities and Exchange Commission recently adopted important changes to the financial responsibility rules for securities broker-dealers, including changes to the regulatory capital and regulatory reporting rules. The...more

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