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Regulatory Update: NAIC Fall 2018 National Meeting

USA - December 11 2018 The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) held its Fall 2018 National Meeting (Fall Meeting) in San Francisco, California, from…

Privacy Legislation Could Provide Common Ground for the Newly Divided Congress

European Union, USA - December 3 2018 2018 With the House having now flipped, policy consensus in Congress is not likely to get any easier. But there is one subject around which countries…

The Security Token Story: SEC Reveals Act III — Registered Digital Assets — and Reminds Market Actors of Acts I (Investment Vehicles) & II (Secondary Trading)

USA - November 21 2018 On November 16, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced its first enforcement actions against issuers of initial coin offerings…

Proposed Changes to Federal Health Privacy Regulations Now at OMB for Review

USA - November 19 2018 The Administration is preparing to release a Request for Information (“RFI”) on potential modifications to Health Insurance Portability and…

EU DPAs Receive Thousands of Complaints Under the GDPR

European Union - November 13 2018 European Digital Rights (EDRi), a digital user rights non-for-profit organisation, on 25 October 2018, launched an online platform, ‘GDPR Today’. In…

Ohio Law Recognizes Safe Harbor in Data Breach Litigation

USA - November 1 2018 Companies with robust cybersecurity programs may still be vulnerable to attack. A new, first-of-its-kind law in Ohio now recognizes this fact. On…

FERC Approves NERC’s Supply Chain Risk Management Reliability Standards and Directs NERC to Expand Their Scope

USA - October 29 2018 A string of Governmental announcements have increasingly sounded the alarm about the growing cybersecurity threat facing the energy sector. Among…

EU Parliament Adopts Blockchain Resolution

European Union - October 23 2018 On October 3, 2018, the European Parliament passed its long awaited resolution on distributed ledger Technologies and blockchains (the “Blockchain…

Three Boston-Area Hospitals Settle HIPAA Allegations Arising From On-Site Filming of Television Documentary

USA - October 12 2018 Three Boston-area hospitals collectively paid just under $1 million to settle allegations that they violated HIPAA by improperly disclosing patients’…

California and Preemption

USA - October 10 2018 As one of the epicenters of the Information Age and largest state in the Nation, California’s regulatory decisions can have an outsize impact on the…