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FINRA Prioritizes Cryptocurrency Regulation in 2018

USA - January 19 2018 Last week, I posted a blog about the SEC’s increased focus on cryptocurrency and ICOs in the coming year. It looks like that scrutiny will not be…

SEC Cyber Unit Increases Efforts to Regulate Crypto-Currency

USA - January 9 2018 Based on how 2017 ended, entities and individuals in the crypto-currency markets should expect increased scrutiny from the United States Securities…

The SEC Gets Hacked: What Now?

USA - October 9 2017 It was recently revealed that the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) EDGAR database, which is used by public companies to file official…

A Review of the OMB Guidelines Issued to Federal Agencies for Reporting Requirements to Congress That Redefined What Constitutes a “Major” Cybersecurity Incident

USA - August 7 2017 With the growing threat of cyberattacks, we thought it would be worthwhile to discuss a late 2016 change in reporting requirements for federal…

The Ninth Circuit Holds that California’s Anti-Hacking Law, Penal Code Section 502, does not Proscribe Unauthorized “Access” to a Database; Rather, the Section Prohibits Unauthorized Use, Copying, or Manipulation of Information in the Database

USA - June 2 2017 California’s Computer Data Access And Fraud Act, Cal. Pen. Code, § 502 (“CDAFA”) is a state law analog to the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act...

SEC Urges Investment Firms to Better Prepare for Ransomware Attacks

USA - May 26 2017 On May 17, 2017, the SEC's Office of Compliance Inspection and Examination ("OCIE") issued a risk alert urging broker-dealers, investment advisors…

Settlement in Home Depot Class Action Provides Data Security Corporate Governance Framework for Companies

USA - May 17 2017 The latest settlement in Home Depot's data breach litigation provides a data security framework for corporate governance that may be used by other…

SEC Hints that Enforcement Actions on Lax Cybersecurity Might Be Coming

USA - May 11 2017 With the confirmation of Jay Clayton as the Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, comments made last month by the Acting Enforcement…

Broadband Internet Service Providers no Longer Subject to FCC Privacy Rules Preventing them from Selling Private Consumer Information

USA - April 10 2017 Both the House (215-205) and Senate (50-48) have voted to revoke the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) broadband privacy rules which would…

Trump Budget Raises Questions about Approach to Cybersecurity

USA - March 23 2017 On Thursday, March 16, 2017, President Trump unveiled his "America First" budget blueprint. One of the most important quandaries for those in the…