The Better Business Bureau (“BBB”) and the Direct Marketing Association (“DMA”) are in charge of enforcing the ad industry’s Self Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising (“OBA Principles”), which regulate the...more
In this issue:
- NAD Case Reports in Federal Court: What Evidentiary Value Does a Self-Regulatory Decision Hold?
- "Making Sound Business Decisions: Considerations in Evaluating Whether to Litigate or Settle" at...more
Call to Action on OBA -
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) is aware of the challenges associated with balancing privacy in the online advertising environment, and wants the ad industry to step up. On the day...more
In a Federal Register notice to be published shortly, the FTC is seeking public comment on the kidSAFE Seal Program proposed by Samet Privacy, LLC under the “safe harbor” provision of the COPPA Rule. This provision enables...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission adopted amendments to the financial responsibility requirements for broker dealers under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Exchange Act) designed to safeguard customer securities and...more
The growth in assets in Self Managed Super Funds (SMSFs) continues unabated with the SMSF sector now comprising nearly AUD500 billion in assets from just under 500,000 funds; each fund containing an average of around AUD1...more
Significant amendments affecting the liability of self-regulating organizations and building owners became effective on 1 July 2013.
Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the indictment of a managing partner of U.S. broker-dealer Direct Access Partners (DAP) for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Travel Act, and...more
Since a public statement by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in January regarding the new Hong Kong-China Mutual Funds Recognition Passport scheme, there have been no additional formal announcements by...more
On March 7, 2013, the SEC proposed Regulation SCI (“Reg SCI”), which would replace existing voluntary standards applicable to securities exchanges, clearing agencies and certain other market participants with enforceable...more
In Gabelli v. SEC, a unanimous Supreme Court held that the statute of limitations for “penalty” claims in governmental enforcement actions begins to run from the date of the underlying violation of the law, not when the...more