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No Harm, But Still A Foul: Ontario Securities Commission Takes Strong Stance On Misleading Disclosure In The Emerging Crypto Industry
The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) announced a settlement agreement with NextBlock Global Limited (NextBlock) and co-founder, director and Chief Executive Officer Alex Tapscott (Tapscott)
Canada
26 Jun 2019
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Cyber Breaches: OSFI Demands The Details
On January 24, 2019, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) issued a new advisory on Technology and Cyber Security Incident Reporting (the Advisory).
Canada
26 Apr 2019
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The Spectre Of Regulation Looms For Crypto Asset Trading Platforms
On March 14, 2019, the CSA and IIROC published Consultation Paper 21-402: Proposed Framework for Crypto-Asset Trading Platforms, a consultation paper seeking stakeholder input regarding a regulatory framework ...
Canada
28 Mar 2019
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Risky Business - Opportunities And Challenges For Growth In The Crypto Insurance Market
On March 14, 2019, the CSA and IIROC jointly published a consultation paper regarding the development of a regulatory framework for crypto-asset trading platforms in Canada.
Canada
26 Mar 2019
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US Federal Court Rules Cryptocurrency Covered Under Securities Laws: Will Canada Follow Suit?
The US District Court for the Eastern District of New York in United States v. Zaslavskiy (Zaslavskiy) rules that cryptocurrency may be covered by US securities laws ...
Canada
19 Feb 2019
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NASAA Announces Initial Results Of Operation Cryptosweep
Joseph P. Borg, NASAA President and Director of the Alabama Securities Commission, emphasized that NASAA members are committed to combating the threat of fraud in the cryptocurrency market.
Canada
13 Dec 2018
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CFTC Staff Issues Advisory For Virtual Currency Products
DMO Director Amir Zaidi noted that the CFTC staff are committed to providing guidance to market participants as the virtual currency market continues to evolve.
Canada
13 Dec 2018
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SEC Declares Bitcoin And Ether As Non-Securities
On Thursday, June 14, 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Director of Corporate Finance, William Hinman (Hinman), announced that the commission would not be treating Ether or Bitcoin as securities.
Canada
13 Dec 2018
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Mandatory Data Breach Reporting Under PIPEDA: The Final Countdown To November 1
On November 1, 2018, important legislative compliance requirements pursuant to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and the Breaches of Security Safeguards Regulation (Regulations) will come into force.
Canada
13 Oct 2018
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TMX Group Exchanges Provide Guidance To Crypto And Blockchain Issuers
The TMX Group recently posted a series of short online webinars consisting of informal conversations between TMX staff (Staff) about a variety of topics related to blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
Canada
28 Mar 2018
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Swiss Regulators Set Precedent With Groundbreaking ICO Guidelines
On February 16, 2018, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) released a set of guidelines (the Guidelines) that sets out how it will handle inquiries from organizers of ICO).
Canada
28 Feb 2018
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CSA Members Set Terms And Conditions For Crypto-Based Investment Fund Managers
With the rise in popularity of cryptocurrencies over the last 12 months, investors have been looking for ways to enter the market through legitimate, regulated vehicles.
Canada
14 Feb 2018
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PIPEDA's Draft Breach Of Security Safeguard Regulations Provide Timely Guidance
Last Thursday, Equifax reported a data breach, which may have affected up to 143 million consumers in the United States.
Canada
20 Sep 2017
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Australian Government Moves To Regulate Digital Currency Exchanges Is Canada Next?
These measures ensure there is nowhere for criminals to hide.
Canada
30 Aug 2017
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The Future Of Securities Regulation Of Distributed Ledger Technologies
Careful consideration with respect to structuring DLT arrangements will be necessary to avoid or minimize the application of Ontario (and Canadian) securities regulation.
Canada
18 Jul 2017
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Requirements For Anti-Spam Compliance For Insurers
This was welcome news for many industries. The private right of action presented a new risk of significant statutory damages and potential class action lawsuits for minor and technical breaches of CASL.
Canada
27 Jun 2017
17
CASL Private Right Of Action Gone For Now, But Can It Be Forgotten?
The June 7th Order-in-Council repealed paragraph (c) of the 2013 Order-in-Council that set July 1, 2017, as the date on which the private right of action would come into force.
Canada
12 Jun 2017
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Funding The Opportunity For Clean Technology Companies
Equity investments to increase capital in a firm without increasing that firm's overall debt load.
Canada
2 May 2017
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Legal Due Diligence Trends In The Private Equity Industry
While the nature and extent of due diligence in a private equity transaction is deal-specific, increasing globalization and use of electronic data storage and dissemination practices...
Canada
26 Apr 2017
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Yahoo Data Breach – Verizon Deal Breaker?
On September 22, 2016 Yahoo Inc. reported that it suffered a data breach affecting 500 million of its approximately 1 billion user accounts.
Canada
17 Nov 2016
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