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German Parliament Enacts Wide-ranging Surveillance Powers Allowing End User Devices to Be Hacked by Authorities
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Germany
  • June 26 2017

On June 22, 2017, the German Parliament passed a bill that, among other things, awards extensive surveillance powers to law enforcement authorities


France: lower house of Parliament adopts controversial draft law on surveillance
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • France
  • May 11 2015

The mood is shifting in the debate between privacy and security as France prepares to enact a controversial terrorism surveillance law critics have


The state of surveillance law in Europe
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • European Union
  • March 10 2015

In recent years, there has been an ongoing struggle between privacy and security, with many governments looking to increase their surveillance powers


European Commission plans to change consumer product safety rules
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • European Union
  • April 25 2013

The European Commission plans to introduce new rules to improve the safety regime applicable to non-food consumer products distributed in the EU. The


Proposed amendment to FINRA Rule 5131
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • May 5 2011

On April 18, 2011, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) filed a proposed rule change with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) which proposes to amend paragraphs (b) and (d)(4) of FINRA Rule 5131 (the “Amendment”).


Stepping into the shadows
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • April 21 2011

The phrase "shadow banking" has been developed in the aftermath of the financial crisis and has been widely used by the press to conjure up images of a murky, dangerous world capable of destroying unwary financial institutions and wreaking havoc on the wider financial system.


Dodd-Frank SEC confidentiality provisions eliminated
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • December 9 2010

On October 5, 2010, President Obama signed into law Senate Bill 3717, removing the heightened confidentiality provisions added to the federal securities laws by Section 929I of the Dodd-Frank Act which had exempted the SEC from being compelled to disclose records or other information obtained from its regulated entities in response to Freedom of Information Act requests and subpoenas served on the SEC if the information was produced to the SEC in connection with the SEC's "surveillance, risk assessments, or other regulatory and oversight activities" outlined in the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, and the Investment Company Act of 1940.


SEC proposes rule regarding risk management controls for broker-dealers with market access
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • February 5 2010

On January 13, 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") voted unanimously to propose a new rule that will effectively prohibit broker-dealers with market access from providing customers with unfiltered access to an exchange or alternative trading system ("ATS").


It may be incredibly easy in the digital age, but secretly recording conversations is still illegal
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • December 16 2009

Scott Gerber, the Communications Director for California Attorney General Jerry Brown, resigned in early November after it was revealed that he had secretly recorded telephone conversations with reporters.


I heard it through the grapevine
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • July 24 2008

John Tudor, former pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, once said, “A rumor without a leg to stand on will get around some other way.”