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Cross-Border Agreement Allows U.S. And UK Law Enforcement Expedited Access To Tech Company Data
U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr and UK Home Secretary Priti Patel entered into a cross-border agreement that "will dramatically speed up investigations by removing legal barriers
United States
18 Oct 2019
House Financial Services Subcommittee Considers Testimony On Mitigating The Risks Of AI
Witnesses before the House Financial Services Committee Task Force (the "Task Force") on Artificial Intelligence provided testimony
United States
23 Sep 2019
SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce Calls For Support Of Crypto Innovation
SEC Commissioner Hester M. Peirce called for improved coordination among international financial regulators
United States
7 Aug 2019
Facebook To Pay Over $5 Billion To Settle Federal Data Breach Charges
Facebook agreed to pay a $5 billion fine to the FTC and the DOJ to settle claims that the company engaged in deceptive business practices by failing to abide by a 2012 settlement order
United States
31 Jul 2019
Credit Reporting Agency Agrees To Pay Over $575 Million To Settle Federal And State Data Breach Charges
Consumer credit reporting agency Equifax agreed to pay at least $650 million and possibly hundreds of millions more in fines and other costs as part of a global settlement with the FTC, the CFPB.
United States
29 Jul 2019
New York State Passes Bill To Expand Data Breach Notification Requirements
The New York State legislature passed the "Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act" (the "SHIELD Act") to enhance cybersecurity
United States
2 Jul 2019
Online Retailer Settles New York State Investigation Over Consumer Data Breach
An online retailer agreed to pay $65,000 in penalties and implement certain remedial data security policies in order to resolve a consumer data breach investigation conducted by the New York
United States
21 Jun 2019
President Trump Declares National Emergency Over Foreign Cyber Threats
President Trump declared a national emergency and issued an Executive Order prohibiting the acquisition, importation or use of foreign information and communications technology that poses a risk of sabotage or other harm to U.S. national security.
United States
31 May 2019
FinCEN Provides Guidance On Convertible Virtual Currencies, Issues Advisory On Illicit Activity
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network ("FinCEN") provided guidance on the application of Bank Secrecy Act money transmission regulations to business models involving convertible virtual currencies ("CVCs").
United States
28 May 2019
Government Accountability Office Renews Call For National Data Privacy Legislation
In a Report to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, the Government Accountability Office ("GAO") recommended that Congress pursue comprehensive federal legislation on cybersecurity and data privacy.
United States
14 Mar 2019
The Digital Revolution Takes On New Meaning: Among Calls For Heightened U.S. Data Privacy Measures, California Is King
California's ambitious new data privacy law, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 ("CCPA"), will go into effect on January 1, 2020 and promises to bring a new era of digital regulation to America's shores.
United States
11 Mar 2019
NYAG Finds Cryptocurrency Exchanges Lack Retail Customer Protections
In a newly released Virtual Markets Integrity Report, the Office of the New York State Attorney General ("NYAG") concluded that many virtual asset trading platforms lack the necessary policies.
United States
25 Sep 2018
Federal District Court Confirms That Securities Laws Apply To Initial Coin Offerings
The U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of New York ruled that virtual currencies issued through an initial coin offering ("ICO") may constitute securities under the Securities Act and Exchange Act.
United States
17 Sep 2018
SEC Settles Actions Involving Digital Securities
A privately owned company and two individuals settled SEC charges of conducting unregistered securities transactions and acting as unregistered broker-dealers in digital securities.
United States
14 Sep 2018
NY DFS Approves Two New Dollar-Pegged Cryptocurrencies
The New York State Department of Financial Services ("DFS") authorized two companies to offer price-stable cryptocurrencies ("stablecoins") pegged to the U.S. dollar.
United States
13 Sep 2018
SEC Rejects Another Nine Proposed Bitcoin ETFs
The SEC Division of Trading and Markets rejected applications for nine exchange-traded funds ("ETFs") tied to bitcoin futures markets from three separate companies – ProShares, Direxion, and GraniteShares – on the grounds that they lacked adequate means of preventing "fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices."
United States
3 Sep 2018
SEC Rejects Proposal To List Bitcoin-Based ETP On Regulated Exchange
By a three-to-one vote, the SEC rejected a second application by the Bats BZX Exchange ("BZX") (now owned by Cboe Global Markets) to list a bitcoin-backed exchange-traded product ("ETP").
United States
3 Aug 2018
GAO Calls For Urgent Action To Address Nationwide Cybersecurity Challenges
In a study conducted to update its identification of information security risk areas, the Government Accountability Office
United States
2 Aug 2018
FINRA Encourages Firms To Report Activities Related To Digital Assets
FINRA urged firms to notify their FINRA Regulatory Coordinators in writing if they, or their associated persons or affiliates, are currently engaging in or intend to engage ...
United States
26 Jul 2018
CFTC Warns Of Risks Of Purchasing Digital Coins And Tokens
The CFTC warned customers to conduct thorough research before purchasing digital coins or tokens (including self-described "utility coins" and "consumption coins").
United States
24 Jul 2018
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