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GDPR Top 5 Actions You Should Take NOW

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on May 25th. As most organizations are aware, the GDPR applies not only to EU businesses but also many companies in the U.S. While the deadline is quickly...more

California Supreme Court Turns Independent Contractor Law On Its Head Making It As Easy As "ABC"

by Nossaman LLP on

In Dynamex Operations v. Superior Court, the California Supreme Court made a significant change in independent contractor law, adopting an “ABC” test for determining whether an individual is an employee under the Wage Orders....more

Implementing strong corporate compliance programs – necessity rather than nicety?

No matter the industry, maintaining effective corporate compliance programs has never been a more essential part of operations to address the legal risks that corporates face. This article, the third in a series about...more

Congress Continues Push on Medical Device Cybersecurity Mandates - FDA Issues Medical Device Safety Action Plan; DHS Continues to...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Cybersecurity risks to the health and medical device sector continue to be front and center both in Congress and the executive branch, with increasing risks coming from nation states, nonstate actors and other attackers. The...more

The Dynamex Fallout: Independent Contractor Classifications Endangered - California Employers Should Heed Recent State Supreme...

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

In a unanimous ruling, the California Supreme Court in Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court rejected the decades-old Borello test for determining whether workers should be classified as employees or independent...more

South Carolina Enacts First Insurance Data Security Act

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

South Carolina has become the first state to enact a version of the Insurance Data Security Model Law, which was drafted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) in 2017. Governor Henry McMaster signed...more

How sanctions screening can mitigate treasury risk

Effective sanctions screening is vital for corporate treasurers at a time when geopolitical events and outdated banking systems have increased the risks of operating globally. Over the past decade, the global sanctions...more

CA Supreme Court Decision Calls for Reevaluation of Worker Classifications

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Businesses with employees in California may need to reevaluate whether their workers are independent contractors or employees in light of a recent decision by the California Supreme Court. ...more

What "operationalizing compliance" actually means—and why it matters.

by Broadcat on

Ever since the Department of Justice released the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs last year, folks have been talking about the concept of “operationalizing” compliance. And sometimes this is done thoughtfully,...more

Biometric privacy laws pose new challenges, risks for employers

by McAfee & Taft on

In an effort to improve data security, many companies have begun using biometric data, such as fingerprints and other unique physical features, as high-tech replacements for passwords. In fact, the use of “biometric time...more

The Twelve Compliance Steps Every Multinational Corporation Should Undertake in Light of Recent Trump Administration Enforcement...

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Over the last month, regulators with the Trump administration sent a loud message to companies subject to U.S. jurisdiction: Enforcement of laws governing international activities is alive and well and the laws will continue...more

In-House Processing and Review Reduce the Risks of Ediscovery

by Zapproved LLC on

Risks are everywhere in ediscovery, but you can do something about them - In ediscovery, the ground is littered with landmines. The unwary can be caught up in predictable as well as unexpected risks, from spoliation...more

EPA Will Send Final Methylene Chloride Rule to OMB “Shortly”

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On May 10, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced several upcoming actions on methylene chloride. Under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, EPA is required to perform risk...more

Biometrics usher in new era of privacy laws, litigation risks

by McAfee & Taft on

In an effort to improve data security, many banking and retail companies have begun using biometric data, such as fingerprints and other physical features, as high-tech replacements for passwords. In view of these efforts,...more

Industry Expert Hui Chen on Ethics & Compliance

by Mitratech Holdings, Inc on

As the first-ever Compliance Counsel Expert at the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), Hui Chen served as exclusive consultant to the Fraud Section’s white-collar crime federal prosecutors. She reviewed corporate...more

Why third party risk shouldn’t mean sleepless nights

Third party risk goes far beyond your suppliers or anti-bribery and sanctions legislation. With the right intelligence and risk-based approach, it’s possible for companies to delve deeper and achieve peace of mind....more

[Event] Spring 2018 Cybersecurity Seminar: Emerging Technologies Drive Emerging Risks - May 23rd, Richmond, VA

by Williams Mullen on

Join Marsh, EY and Williams Mullen on May 23, 2018, for our spring cybersecurity seminar. This event will bring unique perspectives from Goutam Gandhi, SVP and CIO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, and Dan Massey, EVP...more

How will the GDPR impact international investigations?

by Epiq on

GDPR: A Snapshot - The GDPR updates the EU’s 1995 framework data privacy law—which is outdated due to the technological advances that have occurred since the mid-1990s. The European Commission proposed the GDPR in 2012,...more

European Supervisory Authorities Make Recommendations to Address Risks in EU Securities, Banking and Insurance Sectors

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities has published a report on risks and vulnerabilities in the EU financial system. The ESAs are the European Securities and Markets Authority, the European Banking...more

New York’s AG Enters the Cryptocurrency Ring as Federal, State Authorities Find Regulatory Footing

On April 17, 2018, the New York State Attorney General (“NYAG”) sent a “Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative Questionnaire” to 13 companies operating virtual currency trading platforms. The questionnaire consists of 34...more

Response Options For Businesses With Sensitive Data Breaches

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

Your heart raced when the caller on the phone identified himself as an FBI agent. But the conversation was matter-of-fact. About 2,500 sets of credit card information from your clients had been posted for sale on a...more

Successful ICO? The bad things that might be headed your way.

If you are fortunate enough to have completed one of the approximately 200 ICOs to date in 2018, or the 250 in 2016-17, then, in addition to the millions of dollars’ worth of token proceeds, you may face the prospect of...more

Legal Risks to Consumer Products Companies

What are the biggest legal risks facing consumer products companies in 2018? What are the 2018 new case activity drivers? What are your legal department’s biggest concerns for 2018?...more

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

FCPA Compliance: The Importance of Relativity to Risk Ranking (Part I of V)

by Michael Volkov on

This week I am posting a five-part series on FCPA compliance issues. While there have been many advances in the anti-corruption ethics and compliance field, there is still more work to do to advance effective strategies for...more

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