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SEC Qualifies Blockstack And YouNow Regulation A Offerings
On July 10, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") qualified Blockstack PBC's ("Blockstack's") offering circular, enabling Blockstack to commence sales and distribution of up to $40 million worth of its Stacks Tokens ("Stacks") under Regulation A.
United States
22 Jul 2019
French DPA Issues Robust Model Regulation For Biometric Access Controls In The Workplace
In late March, the French Data Protection Authority, Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés ("CNIL") released a model regulation (the "Model Regulation")
United States
24 May 2019
Bipartisan Facial Recognition Privacy Bill Introduced In Congress
Senators Brian Schatz (D) and Roy Blunt (R) recently introduced S.847, the "Commercial Facial Recognition Privacy Act of 2019," a bill that would, subject to certain important exceptions.
United States
8 Apr 2019
NFA Issues Guidance On Information Systems Security Programs And CPO Internal Controls Systems
The NFA has amended its existing guidance to its members on Information Systems Security Programs (ISSPs) ...
United States
14 Mar 2019
The Top Ten Regulatory And Litigation Risks For Private Funds In 2019
An increasingly sophisticated and active OCIE division, innovative market disruptors, a maturing credit cycle, and a philosophical change in how the private fund industry views and utilizes litigation are likely to lead to increased regulatory scrutiny and litigation risk for advisers (and their funds) in 2019.
United States
28 Feb 2019
New York City Considers Facial Recognition Bill — Will New York Be The Next Forum For Biometric Privacy Litigation?
In light of the recent decision by the Illinois Supreme Court in Rosenbach v. Six Flags Entertainment Corp., 2019 IL 123186 (Ill. Jan. 25, 2019) ...
United States
6 Feb 2019
SEC Staff Announces 2019 OCIE Examination Priorities
On December 20, 2018, the staff of the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) of the SEC announced its 2019 examination priorities.
United States
16 Jan 2019
Lawsuit Alleging That LATX Tokens Are Securities Survives Motion To Dismiss
On December 10th, 2018, a U.S. District Judge for the District of New Jersey denied Latium Network, Inc. ("Latium") and its co-founders' motion to dismiss a class action alleging violations of Section 5 of the Securities Act of 1933 (the "Act")
United States
10 Jan 2019
The Proposed BEAT Regulations
On December 13, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of the Treasury released proposed regulations with respect to the "base erosion and anti-abuse tax" under section 59A of the Internal Revenue Code.
United States
7 Jan 2019
Reflections On The Techlaw Issues Of 2018…And A Look Forward. Will 2019 Be A Year On The Edge, In The Fog, Or Maybe Just In The Cloud?
Yes, it's time for the end-of-year blog post – a look back at interesting issues of 2018 and a look forward to what we see coming down the pike in the new year.
United States
3 Jan 2019
First Punch: Floyd Mayweather And DJ Khaled Settle With SEC Over Unlawful Touting Of ICOs
The SEC recently announced its settlement of charges against boxer Floyd Mayweather and producer DJ Khaled for their failure to disclose payments they received for promoting Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) on their social media accounts.
United States
7 Dec 2018
"Cyberattack" Campaign That Purportedly Flooded YouTube Channel With "Dislikes" Not A CFAA Violation
In the case, AXTS hired GY6 to create a promotional video featuring AXTS's products on YouTube, with payment calculated based on the number of views.
United States
4 Dec 2018
Bharara Task Force On Insider Trading
Former SDNY U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and SEC Commissioner Jackson recently announced, via NY Times op-ed, the creation of the Bharara Task Force on Insider Trading.
United States
16 Oct 2018
Ohio And California Join Other States In Passing Blockchain-Friendly Legislation
This past summer, Ohio adopted legislation (SB220) that primarily provides for a legal safe harbor from certain data-breach related tort claims to covered entities that implement a specified cybersecurity program.
United States
10 Oct 2018
SEC Charges Broker-Dealer And Investment Adviser With Violations Of The Safeguards Rule And Identity Theft Red Flags Rule
In September 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") announced that broker-dealer and investment adviser Voya Financial Advisors Inc. ("VFA") agreed to pay $1,000,000 to settle charges.
United States
8 Oct 2018
New York DFS Cybersecurity September 2018 Deadline
The New York Department of Financial Services cybersecurity regulation 23 NYCRR 500 (the "Regulation") came into effect in March 2017 and established four staggered compliance deadlines for its various requirements.
United States
6 Sep 2018
Court Denies TRO Against Data Scraper That Accessed Private Database Via Registered Accounts
This decision did not analyze these factors beyond concluding that ongoing scraping was unlikely.
United States
21 Jun 2018
FTC Freezes Assets And Operations Of Four Promoters Of Cryptocurrency Investment Schemes
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently sought and received a temporary restraining order (TRO) against four promoters of alleged pyramid schemes involving cryptocurrencies.
United States
18 Jun 2018
Smart Contract Bug Leads Exchanges to Halt ERC-20 Token Trading
As affected cryptoasset organizations, customers and exchanges continue to investigate, it remains to be seen whether and how any unauthorized transactions will be remedied.
United States
18 Jun 2018
[Podcast]: Cybersecurity & Employee Benefit Plans
In this episode of the Proskauer Benefits Brief, partner Neal Schelberg and associate Miriam Dubin discuss cybersecurity issues impacting employee benefit plans.
United States
12 Jun 2018
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