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Sound the Alarm: DOJ’s New Criminal and Civil Tools to Combat Crypto-Cyber Threats Should Prompt Investment in Cyber Compliance

USA - October 28 2021 As a strong signal that it intends to increase its focus on illicit crypto transactions, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced the creation of…

Brittany Harwood, Elizabeth Matthews

Time for a Check-Up: Updates in Data Breach Notification and Reporting

USA - October 14 2021 As the onslaught of data breaches and ransomware attacks continues, state governments are grappling with ways to bolster the impact and reach of…

Paul Brzyski, Devika Kornbacher, Meghan Natenson

Cryptocurrency Regulation - SEC Wants to Bring Order to the “Wild West”

USA - August 12 2021 On August 3, 2021, Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Chair Gary Gensler made headlines when he dubbed the current cryptocurrency landscape…

Meghan Natenson, Eli Sterbcow

UK Makes Record-Setting Crypto Seizure in Money Laundering Investigation

United Kingdom - July 6 2021 On June 24, 2021, UK law enforcement seized a record-setting £114 million (nearly $160 million) in cryptocurrency as part of an ongoing money…

Peter T. Thomas

Hacking the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act: The Supreme Court Narrows the Reach of the CFAA’s “Exceeds Authorized Access” Provision

USA - June 8 2021 The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”) was designed to stop hacking and other forms of cybercrime. For many years, multiple courts of appeals and…

Jennifer S. Freel, Meghan Natenson, Evan Seeder