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UK Spring Statement - Updated position paper on taxation of the digital economy

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The UK government's Spring Statement, delivered March 13, 2018, includes an updated position paper on corporate tax and the digital economy, to address feedback provided during public consultation. Please see full Article...more

FTC Alleges Dental Supply Companies Conspired to Avoid Discounts

Introduction - The federal antitrust agencies are continuing to focus on anticompetitive practices by healthcare companies, most recently in the dental industry. Last month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sued three...more

Why Your Small U.S. Business Should Care About GDPR

by Barley Snyder on

You’re not alone if your small business hasn’t been paying close attention to the fact that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes live May 25. ...more

Blog: SEC Commissioner Jackson Sees Cyber Threat As A Corporate Governance Issue

by Cooley LLP on

In remarks on Thursday of last week to the Tulane Corporate Law Institute, SEC Commissioner Robert Jackson discussed what he termed to be “the most pressing issue in corporate governance today: the rising cyber threat.” ...more

Innovation in Compliance-Digital Transformations in Compliance with Vince Walden

by Thomas Fox on

The Innovation in Compliance Podcast is here! In this inaugural episode, I’m interviewing Ernst & Young partner and Big Data expert Vince Walden on the ways in which automation and data analytics are transforming the...more

Selling the Fear: Is GDPR The Next Y2K?

by JD Supra Perspectives on

In-house perspective on GDPR and related coverage from Matt Fawcett, senior vice president and general counsel for global data company NetApp....more

Bridging the Week - March 2018 #2

J. Christopher Giancarlo, Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, laid out his priorities for the remainder of 2018 in a speech before the FIA at its annual conference last week. Unrelatedly, the Securities and...more

The Race For Cyber Security: An Invitation to Join With the SEC

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

There is no doubt that technology presents any number of new opportunities for firms and individuals and that it is transforming the market place for goods and services at an increasingly rapid rate. Computer systems, the...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - March, 2018 #2

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: The Definitive Guide to Licensing: When You Get a Great Idea, What Do You Do Next? For the “ideas” people out there, licensing a product may provide a creative...more

FCPA Compliance Report-Episode 375, Steve Durham on Impact of Digital Realty Trust

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode, I welcome back Steve Durham, a partner with Labaton and Sucharow to discuss the continued reverberations from the recent Supreme Court decision narrowing the definition of whistleblowers in Digital Realty...more

New Guidance From SEC, New York’s DFS

Hoping to help covered entities, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released an update on cybersecurity while New York’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) published guidance for licensed virtual currency...more

This Week in FCPA-Episode 94, the March Madness edition

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1. March Madness is here. So is corruption in NCAA basketball. 2. Former FCPA Unit Head Chuck Duross says that self-reporting is still “probably not worth it”. 3. Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos were engaged in massive,...more

GDPR is Here: How EU Privacy Regulations Impact U.S. Business

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect in the European Union (EU) on May 25, 2018. Although U.S. businesses may think that EU regulations do not apply to them, GDPR extends to any entity that collects,...more

SEC Disrupts the Disrupters – Theranos and Its Executives

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Silicon Valley is reputed to be the home of the disrupter – the firm with the revolutionary new business that moves past all the existing models. To be a disrupter there has to be something new, innovative and beyond what...more

Web Hosting Services: Are They Secure?

by Morgan Lewis on

A recent report issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) found that some web hosting services marketing their services to small businesses are not providing email authentication and anti-phishing technologies as part of...more

European Commission Calls for Acceleration of Completion of the Capital Markets Union

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Commission has published a Communication on completing the Capital Markets Union by 2019. The Communication confirms the Commissions commitment to completing the CMU by mid-2019 and announces the publication of...more

European Commission Proposed Legislation to Regulate Cross-Border Crowdfunding Service Providers

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Commission has published a proposed Regulation on European Crowdfunding Service Providers for Business. The proposed ECSP Regulation is part of the EU Capital Markets Union initiative and the Commission's FinTech...more

European Commission Outlines its Action Plan for FinTech

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Commission has issued a Communication on FinTech to the European Parliament, the European Council, the European Central Bank, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions....more

US District Court rules virtual currencies are commodities

On March 6, 2018, the Eastern District of New York was the first federal court to rule that virtual currencies, also referred to as cryptocurrencies, are commodities under the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) and that the...more

12 O'Clock High-Episode 82, Leadership Lessons from Henry Worsley and Ernest Shackleton

by Thomas Fox on

In this podcast, I explore leadership lessons from the Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton and modern day Antarctic adventurer Henry Worsley. Henry Worsley and Ernest Shackleton are related by more than blood. They are...more

Compliance into the Weeds-Episode 74, Continued Fallout from Somers

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode, Matt Kelly and I continue our exploration of the fallout from the recent Supreme Court decision in Digital Realty Trust v. Somers in light of the filing by BioRad in its appeal of the whistleblower award to...more

Wyoming Enacts Trailblazing Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Legislation

by Wilson Elser on

During the week of March 5, 2018, Wyoming passed comprehensive legislation crafted to convince blockchain and cryptocurrency businesses to locate within its borders and avail themselves of what many consider favorable...more

Bridging the Weeks - March 2018

A US federal court, the US Department of Treasury and the Securities and Exchange Commission all issued views on the regulation of cryptocurrencies that portend increasing complexity for market participants. A defendant in a...more

SEC’s Recent BitFunder Charges and Statement on Digital Asset Trading Platforms - What They Mean to Crypto Market Participants

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Crypto asset trading platform operators should prepare to comply with securities regulations if the crypto assets traded are securities. Key Points: ..Finding that the digital assets traded on the BitFunder platform...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - March, 2018

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Investor Perspectives – Industries to Watch in 2018 - WilmerHale’s own David Gammell shares his thoughts on the hottest sectors expected to attract VC funding...more

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