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What Companies Can Learn from the DNC Hack

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

In summer 2015, the spies of a foreign country gained access to a private company’s domain name – pick any company you like, or several, since we don’t know which ones or how many. And within those domains, they created false...more

Upcoming SEC Open Meeting

On February 14, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it will hold an open meeting on February 21st at 10 a.m. to consider various matters, including whether to approve the issuance of an interpretive...more

The Top Ten Regulatory and Litigation Risks for Private Funds in 2018

With the public equity markets at an all-time high and private equity fund raising setting new records, it might seem counter-intuitive to forecast litigation and regulatory risks. The opposite is true. Disputes typically...more

Practical GDPR Steps for US-Headquartered Life Sciences Companies

In case you had not heard, the European Union is replacing its current privacy laws with a new, comprehensive General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect May 25, 2018. The essential principles of the EU’s...more

Business Litigation Report - January 2018

January 2018: Federal Circuit Issues Important Decision On Written Description And Enablement In Amgen Inc. v. Sanof - In Amgen Inc. v. Sanofi, 872 F.3d 1367 (Fed. Cir. 2017), the Federal Circuit acknowledged the relevance...more

Blockchain and Privacy

Discussions about “blockchain” technology seem to be everywhere these days, with potential applications spanning industries as diverse as banking, healthcare, real estate, law enforcement, entertainment, and even wine and...more

Corporate Law & Governance Update - February 2018

by McDermott Will & Emery on

New Board Removal Action - The removal of four Wells Fargo directors, in connection with other sanctions imposed on the bank by the Federal Reserve, has far reaching implications for the corporate governance of large,...more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: - 3 Things Every Startup Cofounder Should Keep in Mind - Co-founders are like spouses, friends, teammates and colleagues all wrapped up in one....more

Upcoming Investor Advisory Committee Meeting

The Securities and Exchange Committee announced the agenda for the March 8, 2018 meeting of its Investor Advisory Committee, which will include, among other things, a discussion of dual class share structures and...more

Small Business, Big Risk: Cybersecurity Threats Facing Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

by Morgan Lewis on

When it comes to cybersecurity and data breaches, smaller businesses do not necessarily make less likely targets. According to a recent report on the state of cybersecurity in small and medium-sized businesses by the Ponemon...more

Tokyo Dispute Resolution and Crisis Management Newsletter - February 2018

by King & Spalding on

Attorney-Client Privilege and Corporate E-Mail: Navigating the Morass of Personal Communications in Investigations - Internal investigations are an important process for identifying potential wrongdoing by agents of a...more

SEC Enforcement in Financial Reporting and Disclosure—2017 Year-End Update

by Jones Day on

2017 will most likely be remembered as a year of transition, as the Securities and Exchange Commission’s enforcement actions indicate, at least in the near term, an emphasis on specific initiatives and retail investor...more

Cybersecurity for This Tax Season

Nearly a year ago, in February 2017, the IRS issued a warning regarding phishing attacks targeting a broad range of companies. The scam involves a hacker impersonating an employee of a company, usually the CEO, and sending an...more

GDPR – European Commission Unveils Guidance Website

The European Commission has launched a new data protection website aimed at educating the public and helping businesses and other organizations comply with their new obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation....more

GDPR Requirements Force a Privacy Reboot Everywhere, Especially in Legal

by NAVEX Global on

There’s this thing called the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR. Perhaps you’ve heard of it? Few regulatory changes have inspired more anxiety or frenzied activity than the EU’s new privacy rules. Scheduled to go...more

European Businesses Offering Payment Services Told How to Manage Operational and Security Risks

Payment service providers operating in the EU must take note of new risk management requirements from the European Banking Authority. The European Banking Authority’s operational and risk management guidelines apply to all...more

Data protection for personal data of legal entities in Austria under the GDPR?

by DLA Piper on

With 31 July, the Austrian law amending the Data Protection Act 2000 (Data Protection Amendment Act 2018 – DSG 2018) was promulgated. This Act shall align the Austrian data protection law with the new General Data Protection...more

Getting Past Spectre and Meltdown: A Practical Guide

Recently, there has been a lot of discussion regarding the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. This alert provides a simple overview of what these vulnerabilities are, what systems could be affected, as well as steps that...more

Working Towards GDPR Compliance – Practical Steps for US-Headquartered Life Sciences Companies

by Mintz Levin on

The European Union is replacing its current privacy laws with a new, comprehensive General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect May 25, 2018. The essential principles of the EU’s privacy laws are unchanged,...more

Settlement Offers Guidance on What “Reasonable” Security Means Under COPPA

The FTC’s COPPA Guidance does an admirable job explaining the basics of what a business needs to do to comply with COPPA, but is vague as to how a business must protect personal information collected from children. The COPPA...more

The Data Report: The 2018 Data Security Forecast

by Bilzin Sumberg on

2017 saw increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks on both state institutions and businesses, leading to growing public awareness and interest in data security and information management. In this episode of The Data Report,...more

The Data Report Episode 26: The Internet of Things for Business

by Bilzin Sumberg on

Module Seven: The Internet of Things (Part III) In this episode of The Data Report, Litigation attorney Jay Ward discusses what the Internet of Things means for businesses. He speaks about how companies can incorporate and...more

GDPR Compliance Task Force - December 2017

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect on May 25, 2018. GDPR replaces the EU Data Protection Directive. GDPR can apply to US-based businesses even if they do not have offices or employees in the EU. It...more

Wrapping Your Privacy Practices Up with a Bow

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

For many companies, the "hap-happiest season of all" coincides with the busiest season of all. Business owners and employees are racing to fill customer orders in time for the holidays, which also means an avalanche of new...more

DHS Amplifies Call for Public-Private Partnership in Cyberdefense and Pledges to “Intervene Directly”

The worldwide WannaCry attack from May 2017 has been officially blamed on North Korea. In a press briefing publicly announcing the Administration’s declaration of North Korean culpability, the Department of Homeland Security...more

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