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A Deep Dive into Privacy/Security Disclosures in Snap’s S-1

Last week, Snap Inc. (“Snap” or the “Company”) – the parent company of the wildly popular app Snapchat (“Snapchat” or the “App”) – became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in the biggest tech IPO since...more

Cybersecurity: Regulatory Risks for Canadian Issuers

by Bennett Jones LLP on

In the United States, the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) has taken an active role in regulating cybersecurity issues. Canadian issuers should be aware that the risk of regulatory enforcement may be coming to Canada....more

Reminders for US Public Companies for the 2017 Annual Reporting and Proxy Season

by White & Case LLP on

This memorandum outlines certain considerations for US public companies in preparation for the 2017 annual reporting and proxy season. Part I of this memorandum discusses new developments and practical action items for the...more

The New Cybersecurity Law—New Compliance Focus for Enterprises in China

On November 7, 2016, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) passed the final Cybersecurity Law (CSL) after three rounds of review by the NPC since June 2015....more

Cyber in the Board Room: Balancing Risk and Oversight

Boards of directors remain increasingly exposed to the threat of liability arising from data breaches and other cyber-incidents. Nearly a year ago, Senators Jack Reed and Susan Collins introduced the Cybersecurity...more

Yet Another Congressional Proposed Corporate Reform: Proxy Advisory Firms in the Crosshairs.

Over the past six months, U.S. legislators have engaged in an unusual burst of energy to introduce three separate bills regulating various areas affecting U.S. public company corporate governance: - The Cybersecurity...more

Yet Another Congressional Proposed Corporate Reform: Proxy Advisory Firms in the Crosshairs

Over the past six months, U.S. legislators have engaged in an unusual burst of energy to introduce three separate bills regulating various areas affecting U.S. public company corporate governance...more

SEC Cyber Update: Official Outlines Active Role for SEC on Cybersecurity as Enforcement Questions Persist

by Carlton Fields on

SEC Chicago Regional Director David Glockner spoke at a PLI Conference in New York on June 6 regarding the SEC’s data security regulations and enforcement efforts. Mr. Glockner acknowledged frustration with the Division of...more

Cybersecurity, Boards and Cyber-Board “Experts”: Caution Should Rule

A continuing frequent question from public companies is how a board should be constituted to oversee cybersecurity. Many public companies foist this additional burden on the audit committee. Those large enough to have a...more

New Bill Would Require Cybersecurity Disclosures by Publicly Traded Companies

Why it matters - In the continuing efforts to enact cybersecurity legislation and advise the public about cybersecurity preparedness, a new bill introduced in the Senate would mandate that publicly traded companies...more

5 Securities Litigation Issues to Watch in 2016

The coming year promises to be a pivotal one in the world of securities and corporate governance litigation. In particular, there are five developing issues we are watching that have the greatest potential to significantly...more

Alert: New Bill Targets Cybersecurity Expertise on Boards of Directors

by Cooley LLP on

On December 17, 2015, Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) introduced, S2410, the Cybersecurity Disclosure Act of 2015, which would require public companies to disclose what cybersecurity expertise their...more

Blog: Bipartisan Senate Bill Introduced To Require Public Companies To Increase Transparency Regarding Board Oversight Of...

by Cooley LLP on

Senators Jack Reed and Susan Collins have introduced the bipartisan Cybersecurity Disclosure Act of 2015, a bill to promote transparency in the oversight of cybersecurity risks at publicly traded companies. According to the...more

New York Stock Exchange releases cybersecurity guide for public companies

We continue to urge CEOs and boards of public companies (and private and not-for profits) to harken the call of getting a handle on cybersecurity risk to companies today. Not too soon, the New York Stock Exchange published a...more

Financial Services Weekly News - September 2015 #4

by Goodwin on

Regulatory Developments - NYDFS Announces Approval of First BitLicense Application from a Virtual Currency Firm: The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) announced Sept. 22 that it has approved...more

Return of the Cyborg—FTC and SEC Oversight of Cybersecurity Ramps Up

by Fenwick & West LLP on

The government appears to be increasing its enforcement efforts regarding cybersecurity risks. A three-judge panel of the U.S Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently held the FTC may bring a claim that a company’s...more

Delaware Chancery Court Rejects Allegations Assailing Independence Of VC Directors In Dismissing Derivative Suit

by Fenwick & West LLP on

A recent Delaware Chancery Court decision dismissing derivative fiduciary duty claims has significance for public companies with board members who are associated with venture capital firms. ...more

Security Frameworks 101: Which is Right for my Organization?

These days information security is on the minds of virtually all technology professionals and business executives alike. But how does an organization ensure that their security profile is adequate. It can certainly help to...more

The WSGR Data Advisor

In this issue: - Navigating Public Company Cybersecurity Obligations: Advising Boards and Disclosing to Investors - FTC Updates School-Related COPPA Guidance - Status Update on the EU Data Protection...more

SEC Commissioner Urges Cooperation Between Regulators and Companies in Fight Against Cyber-Crime; Highlights SEC’s Recent Efforts

by King & Spalding on

On June 25, 2015, Luis Aguilar, a Commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), provided remarks at the SINET Innovation Summit. In his remarks, Commissioner Aguilar emphasized the need for the public...more

Financial Services Weekly News Roundup - June 2015 #4

by Goodwin on

Regulatory Developments - Client Alert: SEC Proposes Pay for Performance Rules: Goodwin Procter’s Capital Markets practice has issued a Client Alert on the SEC’s proposed rule that would require most public...more

Cybersecurity: Where Does the Buck Stop?

by Zelle LLP on

Over the last few months, we’ve been talking about cybersecurity issues for employers. We’ve discussed the responsibilities and risks associated with personally identifiable information and the wave of lawsuits resulting...more

And The Survey Says . . . GCs Need More Cybersecurity And Social Media Training

by Blank Rome LLP on

Becoming better versed in issues surrounding cybersecurity and social media risk would greatly benefit general counsel at publicly traded companies, according to a recent survey of executive leadership....more

Assessing cybersecurity risks and protecting consumer data before filing for an IPO in the age of the Internet of Things

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

In May of this year, Fitbit Inc. (Fitbit) filed for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) for upwards of $100 million. With more and more consumers using wearable devices, privacy concerns have skyrocketed. However, since 2011,...more

Cybersecurity Oversight: What is a Board of Directors to Do?

by Reed Smith on

Cybersecurity and the risks of data breaches figured prominently at the 35th Annual Ray Garrett Corporate and Securities Law Institute held April 30, 2015, at Northwestern Law School in Chicago. Participating in a panel...more

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