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Illinois Becomes the First State to Pass a Geolocation Privacy Protection Bill

USA - July 5 2017 On June 27, 2017, the Illinois General Assembly passed a bill seeking to limit the collection, use, retention, or disclosure of precise geolocation

OCC issues third-party relationship FAQs

USA - July 7 2017 On June 7 2017 the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) to supplement its 2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Appoints Additional Leadership and Staff Positions

USA - July 7 2017 Dr. Jerome Adams has been nominated to be Surgeon General. An anesthesiologist by background, Dr. Adams served as the Indiana state health

Energy Enforcement Update - 6 July 2017

USA - July 6 2017 CFTC enters into non-prosecution agreements with former Citigroup Global Markets Inc. traders in spoofing case

Top Ten Data Protection and Privacy Issues to Watch in 2016

USA - January 11 2016 While 2015 was a big year in data, 2016 may prove to be even bigger. Many hot button and game changing topics are being debated in legislative bodies

European Central Bank's Guidance on Leveraged TransactionsImplications for Financial Sponsors

European Union, USA - July 21 2017 From November 2017, significant credit institutions in the Eurozone that are supervised by the European Central Bank (ECB) will be

House Passes Two Bills Giving More Pipeline Permitting Authority to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

USA - July 20 2017 On July 19, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a pair of bills aimed at reforming natural gas and oil pipeline permitting, and granting

Ninth Circuit Affirms Viability of FCA Liability for Misrepresentations to FDA

USA - July 18 2017 Both before and after the Supreme Court's decision in Escobar, courts have hesitated to accept "fraud on the FDA" theories of liability, which posit

Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report - 18 July, 2017

USA - July 18 2017 The D.C. Circuit, in a 2-1 decision, granted an emergency motion by several environmental groups and states to vacate

Trump Administration Delays Final Action on Sudan Sanctions

Sudan, USA - July 17 2017 The Trump administration is delaying a decision on whether to lift permanently most economic sanctions on Sudan because it wants additional time to