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Compliance into the Weeds-Episode 79, Starbucks and Compliance

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode, Matt Kelly and I go into the weeds to consider the recent racial incident at Starbucks store in Philadelphia where two African-American males were arrested for criminal trespass while waiting for a third...more

Legislator Wants University Study Of Diversity At California High Technology Companies

by Allen Matkins on

California Assemblymember Chris Holden has authored a bill that would require the University of California to conduct a study of the racial and ethnic diversity of the board of directors and employees of California high...more

New EU Data Laws—What Nonprofit Organizations Need To Know; Including Template for US/EU Privacy Notice

How will the new European Union data protection law affect U.S. nonprofit organizations? Nonprofit organizations based in the U.S. can often handle large amounts of data which originates in the EU—for example, they may...more

New York attorney general launches fact-finding inquiry into trading platforms for virtual currencies

New York is the most recent to join the fray in state-led efforts to regulate the virtual currency markets. On April 17, 2018, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the launch of the Virtual Markets...more

Innovation in Compliance Episode 6: Understanding the Fraud Pentagon with Jonathan Marks

by Thomas Fox on

Jonathan Marks is a leading fraud expert. He’s helped companies across multiple markets uncover fraud. Jonathan has innovated compliance by creating the Fraud Pentagon. His innovation builds upon work that was done years ago,...more

NIST Cybersecurity Framework 1.1: A blueprint for compliance and assurance

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

In February 2014 the U.S. National Institute of Standards in Technology (‘NIST’) published the ?rst NIST Cybersecurity Framework, responding to an Executive Order on improving critical infrastructure cybersecurity issued by...more

Bridging the Weeks - April 2018 #4

A California federal court may be poised to dismiss an enforcement action brought by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission that could challenge the agency’s view of when financed sales of commodities to retail persons are...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 380, Laura Perkins on issues around self-disclosure

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode of the FCPA Compliance Report, I visit with Laura Perkins, a partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed. Perkins formerly worked with the Department of Justice, FCPA Unit, departing in September 2017. We discuss the...more

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely - April 2018 #2

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: new reports on product liability law and the Internet of Things,...more

This Week In Securities Litigation

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Commission proposed a package of rules and interpretations focused on retail investors. At the center of the package is proposed Regulation Best Choice focused on the relation between brokers and their clients....more

This Week in FCPA-Episode 99, the banks are still behaving badly edition

by Thomas Fox on

With Wells Fargo about to be fined $1 billion for behaving badly, Jay Rosen and myself take a look at some of the top compliance stories over the past week. 1. Wells Fargo expected to be fined $1 billion for variety of...more

Asset Management Regulatory Roundup - April 2018 - Issue 7

by Dechert LLP on

A compact summary of the most recent regulatory developments relevant to the UK asset management industry. This issue includes details of the FCA’s statement on the implementation period for Brexit; the requirement for firms...more

Warning: GDPR Fines May Apply To Undisclosed Prior Data Breaches

by King & Spalding on

On April 9, 2018, a European Commission Official speaking on the condition of anonymity warned that companies currently hiding data breaches from the public may be subject to substantial fines when the European Union’s (“EU”)...more

GDPR Update: Profiling and Retail (Dutch)

by Dentons on

In this GDPR Update, we address the concept of profiling. In particular, we will focus on a number of aspects of the application of profiling in the retail sector. ...more

GDPR Update: Profiling and Retail

by Dentons on

In this GDPR Update, we address the concept of profiling. In particular, we will focus on a number of aspects of the application of profiling in the retail sector....more

IP In The Boardroom: When Does The Board Receive Warning?

Intellectual property can present operational risks - knowledge and protocols can help. While keeping boards apprised of developing risks that materially threaten company operations, are you considering operational risks...more

Everything Compliance-Episode 27, the Zuckerberg and Cohen Edition

by Thomas Fox on

This week the gang goes for more of a roundtable Q&A with a couple of topics. We first consider the testimony of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg before Congress and his company’s imbroglio with Cambridge Analytica and then the...more

Crypto industry sweep: ICOs and token offerings under increasing scrutiny by US regulators

by DLA Piper on

Regulators are turning up the heat on companies looking to cash in on the cryptocurrency craze. Major media outlets recently reported that the US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued dozens of subpoenas and...more

Are You Ready for GDPR?

Personal data is currency in the new world, and while the United States uses a sectoral approach to data privacy, the European Union (EU) treats privacy as a fundamental right of its citizens. Therefore, where U.S....more

Six Weeks Until the GDPR: Is Your business ready? The far-reaching European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect...

The far-reaching European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on May 25, 2018. Yet, with only six weeks to go, many companies are still unaware that their businesses must comply with the GDPR or face large...more

Compliance into the Weeds-Episode 78, an episode about Weed

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode, Matt Kelly and I go meta as we go into the weeds about Weed, in the context of the recent announcement by the administration that it would not prosecute persons or producers in states where marijuana sales...more

Innovation in Compliance Episode 5: The Future of Disrupting Risk with Dan Torpey

by Thomas Fox on

Dan Torpey is a forensic accountant CPA and former auditor with over 30 years of public accounting experience. He’s a partner at Ernst & Young and the US leader of EY’s Investigation and Compliance services. With all those...more

CEO Zuckerberg: Facebook User Settings Protect Individual Data – Congress Is Not So Sure

by White and Williams LLP on

After ten hours of Congressional testimony, one thing is clear – there is growing bipartisan concern over data privacy and data protection in the US. In the wake of so many recent data breaches, and now the data harvesting...more

Wyoming Signs Cryptocurrency Bills Into Law

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

In March 2018, the state of Wyoming signaled its fervent support for the growth and development of blockchain and cryptocurrency by enacting into law a flurry of legislation intended to make the state a haven for certain...more

GDPR HR Series: Employee Information Notices About Personal Data – Your Key Questions Answered

by Bryan Cave on

Following the combination of the Labor & Employment practices at Bryan Cave and BLP, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s combined team now includes over 120 employment lawyers in offices across the US, UK, France, Germany and...more

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