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China Shuts Down ICO Market

Hong Kong, USA - September 7 2017 For the past few months, issuers of token sales or “initial coin offerings” (ICOs) have known that they were, to some extent, sailing in unchartered...

Peter X. Huang, Ryan J. Dzierniejko, Heather Cruz.


OCIE Releases Results of Cybersecurity Examination Initiative

USA - August 30 2017 On August 7, 2017, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released a...

Jessica N. Cohen, Anastasia T. Rockas.


UK to Pass Stricter Data Protection Law in Line With the GDPR

European Union, United Kingdom - August 4 2017 The United Kingdom has issued a statement of intent regarding a new data protection bill that is designed to make U.K. data protection laws consistent...

Ivan A. Schlager, David E. Schwartz, Richard J. Grossman, David C. Eisman, James R. Carroll, Todd E. Freed, Amy S. Park, Lisa Gilford, Marc S. Gerber, Brian W. Duwe, Patrick Fitzgerald.


Ninth Circuit Finds in Spokeo Remand That Certain Statutory Violations Can Satisfy Article III’s Standing Requirement

USA - August 4 2017 In a highly anticipated decision, the Ninth Circuit ruled that violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) can give rise to a concrete injury...

Ivan A. Schlager, Richard J. Grossman, David C. Eisman, James R. Carroll, Michael Y. Scudder, Todd E. Freed, Amy S. Park, Lisa Gilford, Marc S. Gerber, Brian W. Duwe, Patrick Fitzgerald.


DC Circuit’s Reversal of Data Breach Case Deepens Circuit Split

USA - August 4 2017 In a decision that amplifies a circuit court split regarding standing in data breach lawsuits, the D.C. Circuit allowed a case to move forward against...

Ivan A. Schlager, David E. Schwartz, David C. Eisman, James R. Carroll, Todd E. Freed, Amy S. Park, Lisa Gilford, Marc S. Gerber, Brian W. Duwe, Patrick Fitzgerald.