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SEC Issues New Interpretive Guidance on Cybersecurity Disclosures

by Hogan Lovells on

On February 21, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published interpretive guidance to assist public companies in preparing disclosures about cybersecurity risks and incidents....more

United States Issues New Venezuela-Related Sanctions Targeting Digital Currency

by White & Case LLP on

On March 19, 2018, President Trump expanded the scope of the Venezuela sanctions by issuing a new Executive Order (EO) "Taking Additional Steps to Address the Situation in Venezuela." The EO prohibits US persons from dealing...more

Financial Services Weekly News - March 2018 #3

by Goodwin on

Editor's Note - D.C. Circuit Strikes Down Key Pieces of FCC’s TCPA Interpretive Order. On March 16, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued its long-awaited decision in ACA International v. FCC, invalidating...more

Equifax Insider Trading Charges Highlight Importance of Tailored Policies and Controls

In what appears to be the first insider trading case stemming from insider knowledge of material nonpublic cyber-related information, the Securities and Exchange Commission brought civil charges against a former Equifax...more

Across the Board-Episode 17, Marsha Ershaghi Hames on Board Accountability

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode I have back Dr. Marsha Ershaghi Hames, the Managing Director, Strategy at LRN. We discuss how leading with principles has become even more important after the current wave of corporate scandals all in the...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The European Commission has drafted a new set of digital taxes as an answer to last year’s US tax overhaul that imposed a new minimum tax on the overseas efforts of companies with US operations. The EU’s plan would require...more

Virtual Currencies, the Regulators and the Future

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Virtual currencies have risen from a little known tech curiosity to what some see as the next great investment opportunity in contrast to others who see little but fraud. An alphabet soup of regulators are struggling to apply...more

SEC Subpoenas Signal Heightened Cryptocurrency Focus

by Holland & Hart LLP on

Escalating its regulatory scrutiny of initial coin offerings (“ICOs”), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) has recently issued subpoenas to a reported 80 or more firms involved in the burgeoning industry...more

Big Data and the Risks of Insider Trading

In the perennial quest for alpha, investment managers have turned increasingly to big and alternative data for market insights. The most prominent consumers of this data on Wall Street are managers of ‘‘quant’’ funds, which...more

Federal Court Adopts CFTC Position on Cryptocurrency Authority

In the first case of its kind, a New York federal district court has adopted the position of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) that it has jurisdiction to regulate the virtual currency markets. In so doing, the...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The Journal’s weekend report on Facebook’s role in the unauthorized use of data from 50 million users wreaked havoc on the ‘Book’s stock yesterday, with losses spreading across the tech sector (and fellow its FANGers in...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

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

Destination Quant: Where analysts explore the power of data

The thirst for data in the investment process is never ending, which is why Thomson Reuters has launched Destination Quant to help the quant investing industry get the most out of quant research....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

Updated SEC Guidance Highlights Importance Of Solid Cybersecurity Policies And Procedures

by Cozen O'Connor on

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”) has given public companies a heads up on where the Commission is setting its sights in the ever-developing world of cybersecurity. Here’s what you need to know,...more

The Weekly Privacy Rewind

by BakerHostetler on

Class Actions - Facebook Cannot Evade Suit Under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act Even Where No Proof of Harm - In separate rulings handed down last week in the Northern District of California, the court...more

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

by Thomas Fox on

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

Blockchain in Energy – Where Do We Stand? Where Do We Go From Here?

For all the publicity generated by the recent increase in value of Bitcoin, as well as the generally increasing awareness of the existence of blockchain technology, the recent Blockchain in Energy Forum 2018 held in New York...more

Insider Trading Charges Brought Against CIO for Post-Breach Trading

by White and Williams LLP on

On March 14, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged a chief information officer (CIO) for a US business division of Equifax with insider trading in advance of Equifax’s September 2017 disclosure of the...more

Alert: SEC Issues New Guidance on Cybersecurity Disclosure and Policies

by Cooley LLP on

In February, the SEC announced that it had adopted long-awaited new guidance on cybersecurity disclosure. While the new guidance builds on Corp Fin's 2011 guidance on this topic, it carries more weight because it bears the...more

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