» A Year in Review: FTC Data Privacy Actions and its Impacts on 2017 and Beyond
18/08/17 15:42 from Privacy Law Blog
Stephen R. Chuk Whether it means taking a prominent role shaping data security for the Internet of Things, or addressing high profile breaches, the FTC has adopted an active position in policing data privacy and security. And, as data be...

» Former Bankrate execs to pay combined $291K to settle SEC charges
18/08/17 14:38 from Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation
By Mark S. Nelson, J.D. Edward DiMaria and Matthew Gamsey will pay combined penalties of over $291,000 to resolve the SEC’s charges that they manipulated Bankrate Inc.’s financials to assuage the expectations of analysts who followed the...

» Compliance Bricks and Mortar for August 18
18/08/17 13:00 from Compliance Building
Sorry for the lack of posts this week. I was attending and speaking at the Boston Investment Adviser Compliance Symposium. I needed to earn some continuing education credits for the my IACCP designation. While I was sitting it conference...

» Repeal of FSOC’s SIFI designation authority urged
17/08/17 14:05 from Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation
By J. Preston Carter, J.D., LL.M. The Financial Stability Oversight Council’s Dodd-Frank Act authority to designate nonbank financial companies as systemically important financial institutions (SIFIs) should be repealed, according to the...

» White-on-White Trademark Usage Might Constitute Initial Interest Confusion–Agdia v. Xia
16/08/17 15:54 from Technology & Marketing Law Blog
Are we really litigating trademark references in white-on-white text in 2017??? Yes, we are, and yes, the whole case is a throwback to the mid-2000s (e.g., the 2008 Venture Tape case)–with effects that would be comical if they were...

» SEC Views on Valuation
16/08/17 13:04 from Compliance Building
The Securities and Exchange Commission regulations for investment advisers does not contain any specific requirements on how valuations should be conducted. That means operating under the general anti-fraud provisions. That is, valuation...

» Revised opinion expands list of vacated pre-Dodd-Frank bars
16/08/17 12:13 from Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation
By Rodney F. Tonkovic, J.D. A petition for rehearing by the SEC has resulted in the 11th Circuit vacating and revising a month-old opinion. The panel had previously denied an unregistered broker's petition for review of a lifetime bar fr...

» LinkedIn Enjoined From Blocking Scraper–hiQ v. LinkedIn
15/08/17 16:59 from Technology & Marketing Law Blog
hiQ Labs has scraped LinkedIn public profiles for several years. hiQ offers two products, entirely predicated on LinkedIn-scraped data: (1) a prediction to employers which employees were mostly likely to be recruited away, and (2) a summ...

» How Section 230 Helps Sex Trafficking Victims (and SESTA Would Hurt Them) (Guest Blog Post)
15/08/17 14:58 from Technology & Marketing Law Blog
by guest blogger Alex F. Levy [Eric’s introduction: Alex Levy teaches Human Trafficking and Human Markets at Notre Dame Law School. She has written a timely and provocative article, The Virtues of Unvirtuous Spaces, about Backpage and on...

» ISDA opposes EC’s proposed amendments on harmonization of moratoria powers
15/08/17 14:56 from Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation
By Amanda Maine, J.D. The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) has published a position paper outlining its concerns with the European Commission’s proposed amendments to its Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD...

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