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Investment Funds Update: Europe: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

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FCA Issues New Guidance on Cyber Resilience and Notification of Cyber Attacks - The FCA published a new page on its website providing informal guidance on cyber resilience on 18 May 2017. Following the recent global...more

Ransomware Cyber Attack Shuts Down the Computer Systems of Airlines, Banks, Utilities and a Major Global Law Firm. Are You...

by Reed Smith on

On June 27, 2017, multiple news sources are reporting that a ransomware attack called Petrwrap/Petya reportedly immobilized the computer network of multiple international businesses, including those of a major global law...more

The EC New Alert Mechanism to Detect Cartels: A Teaser Before a European General Framework for Whistleblowing

Whistleblowing has been part of the U.S. legal tradition, if not since the resolution passed by the Continental Congress in 1778, at least since the adoption of the 1863 False Claims Act. With regard to the disclosure of...more

WannaCry Global Ransomware Attack: What You Need to Know

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The WannaCry ransomware attack was first reported on Friday, May 12. Within hours, it shut down thousands of computer systems, locking users out of their own files. The latest report estimates over 300,000 computers in 150...more

Funds Talk: March 2017

OCIE Highlights Frequent Topics for Compliance Deficiencies for Investment Advisers - On Feb. 7, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC’s) Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) published...more

No More Ransom Project Expands Membership and Tools

The No More Ransom Project, a coalition of security companies and law enforcement, which was launched through a partnership with the European Cybercrime Centre, the National High Tech Crime Unit of the Netherlands police,...more

Things Manufacturers Should Be Watching In 2017 In The Areas of Corporate Compliance / Litigation

As is our annual tradition, this is the first in a series of posts that provide industry and legal outlooks for manufacturers as we head into 2017. I will start with corporate compliance and litigation. Matt will follow...more

Global Privacy and Data Security in 2016 and 2017

In 2016, new privacy, cybersecurity and/or data security legislation passed or became effective in a number of countries, some adopting data security measures for the first time. Several countries adopted cybersecurity...more

The Digital Download - Alston & Bird’s Privacy & Data Security Newsletter – November 2016

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Updates on the EU: German DPA Publishes First Privacy Shield Guidelines, Requires German-Law Contracts for Transfers. On June 7, 2016, the European Commission adopted the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. One question that many...more

ECJ Confirms Dynamic IP Address May Constitute Personal Data But Can Be Logged to Combat Cyberattacks

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On 19 October 2016, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held (Case C-582/14 – Breyer v Federal Republic of Germany) that dynamic IP addresses may constitute personal data. The ECJ also held that a website operator may collect...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

Financial Industry Developments - Agencies Issue Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Enhanced Cyber Risk Management Standards - On October 19, 2016, the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance...more

European Court Of Justice Rules That Dynamic IP Addresses Can Be Personal Data

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

In a ruling with significant potential impact, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that a dynamic internet protocol (IP) address may constitute "personal data" under EU Data Protection Directive...more

Business Litigation Report - September 2016

Second Circuit Rejects Massive Class Action Settlement and Affirms Importance of Adequate Representation and Due Process Rights for Absent Class Members - The Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently considered whether...more

The Big Think: Cybersecurity – The Threat From Within

by Allen & Overy LLP on

Welcome to The Big Think – the thought leadership series from Allen & Overy’s global Employment practice. Its mission is to think big, think forward and think without boundaries. Members of our international team put...more

The Effect of Brexit on Cyber Security: A National Response to an International Threat?

by Reed Smith on

As the risk of cyber attacks respects no borders, a cohesive and harmonised EU-level approach to cyber security is appropriate. It is therefore understandable that UK organisations have questions following the recent...more

European Commission Publishes Communication on Cybersecurity

by Reed Smith on

On 5 July, the European Commission (“EC”) published a communication outlining measures to improve resilience to cyber incidents, improve cooperation and information sharing, and promote innovation and competition in the...more

Your daily dose of financial news - The Brief – 7.14.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The German bund broke new ground yesterday by going negative—the first 10-year debt offering in the Eurozone to do so—and still going like gangbusters.  Germany sold $5.3 billion in the bonds....more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - July 2016 #1

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ISDA advocates unity for margin timetable - ISDA has considered the implementation schedule for a coordinated global margining framework for non-cleared derivatives. Under the agreed timetable, implementation is to be...more

Your daily dose of financial news - The Brief – 6.29.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Big financial firm stress test results are out from the Fed later today, and though all banks proved up to the task of reserving enough capital (as reported last Friday), the economic downturn simulation that’s part of round...more

The Network and Information Security Directive: Serious Cyber Attacks Will Require Notification

by Reed Smith on

The Council of the European Union adopted the EU Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive (the ‘Directive’) 17 May, ready for final adoption by the European Parliament. The Directive, initially proposed in 2013, has...more

A Closer Look at Cybersecurity Legislation and Regulations in the US and Abroad - Global Overview

by WilmerHale on

With interconnectivity and use of digital storage expanding, cyberthreats posed by nation states, commercial competitors, company insiders, transnational organised crime and ‘hacktivists’ are growing on a global basis. Recent...more

Hedge Fund Standards Board Publishes Findings From First Cyber-Attack Simulation

On January 21, the Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB) released the results of its first cyber-attack simulation (via a press release dated January 19)....more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - January 2016 #11

by Dentons on

HFSB reports on cyber-attack simulation - HFSB has published the results from its first table top cyber-attack simulation for hedge fund managers in London. The objective was to explore responses to three realistic...more

MEPs Agree to Europe’s First-Ever EU Cybersecurity Law

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

On December 7th, members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and the Luxembourg Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers provisionally agreed to the text of the long awaited network and information security directive also...more

Africa Update - October 2015 #2

by Mintz Levin - ML Strategies on

Leading the News - Libya: On October 8th, The Washington Post provided an update on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) activities in Sirte, Libya. Since taking hold of Sirte earlier this year, ISIL...more

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