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|Reg A+ Changes Finalized|
Amy R. Piepmeier; Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C.;
April 24, 2015, previously published on April 21, 2015On March 25, 2015, the SEC adopted final rules to amend Regulation A in order to fulfill the JOBS Act mandate to expand the availability of the registration exemption under Regulation A. The final Reg A+ rules will become effective 60 days after publication in the Federal Register (anticipated...
|Proposed Amendments to the Rules Regulating Take-Over Bids in Canada|
Martin E. Kovnats, Jeffrey K. Merk; Aird & Berlis LLP;
April 24, 2015, previously published on April 2, 2015On March 31, 2015, the Canadian Securities Administrations (the “CSA”) published for comment significant amendments to the rules regulating takeover bids in Canada (collectively, the “Proposed Bid Amendments”).
|CSA Wants Mining Issuers to Remediate Website Disclosure|
Mark Wheeler; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
April 24, 2015, previously published on April 16, 2015On April 9, 2015, the Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) released Staff Notice 43-309 Review of Website Investor Presentations by Mining Issuers which summarizes the results of a review of investor presentations on mining issuers’ websites and provides guidance to mining...
|The Anthem Breach Silver Lining|
Diane D. Reynolds; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
April 23, 2015, previously published on February 5, 2015Anthem may have just experienced the largest health care data breach in U.S. history, with potentially 80 million individuals at risk from this “very sophisticated external cyber-attack,” according to Anthem Chief Executive Joseph Swedish. There will be months of analysis, debate and...
|SEC Adopts Final Rules for Regulation A+|
Howard Bobrow, Kimberly M. Copp-Ballam, Robert J. Hicks, Bridget C. Hoffman, George D. Molinsky; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
April 23, 2015, previously published on April 7, 2015On March 25, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted final rules to amend existing Regulation A and set forth what has commonly become known as Regulation A+. The amendments were mandated by the JOBS Act and are intended to broaden the applicability of existing...
|Senator Markey’s Report Claims Automobile Security and Privacy Vulnerabilities|
Robert Hernandez; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
April 21, 2015, previously published on February 24, 2015Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) recently released a report saying new standards are needed to plug security and privacy gaps in cars and trucks equipped with connected technologies such as navigation, infotainment and safety monitoring tools.
|White House Issues Proposal for FTC-Regulated Data Privacy Protection|
M. Christine Carty; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
April 20, 2015, previously published on March 2015On February 27, 2015, the White House proposed legislation to protect consumers’ personal data and information that is collected and used by private companies and nonprofits. Federal and state governments and their agencies are not covered by the proposed law.
|Safeguarding Your Information Assets: Are You Prepared?|
Stephenie Wingyuen Yeung; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
April 20, 2015, previously published on January 2015In view of the well-publicized data breaches in 2014 and the current renewed federal legislative focus on privacy and data security issues, we are providing this Alert to highlight some action items to safeguard your company’s information assets, and reduce exposure to liability in the event...
|Regulation SCI: Final Rules Relating to the Technology Infrastructure of U.S. Securities Markets: New, Mandatory Regulatory Framework for the Technological Systems of Exchanges, Certain Alternative Trading Systems, Plan Processors and Exempt Clearing Agencies|
David J. Gilberg, David B. Harms, Erik D. Lindauer, Kenneth M. Raisler, Robert W. Reeder; Sullivan & Cromwell LLP;
April 20, 2015, previously published on January 9, 2015On November 19, 2014, the SEC adopted new rules to improve the technological infrastructure of securities markets. Regulation Systems Compliance and Integrity (“Regulation SCI”) will apply to a range of market participants, including certain self-regulatory organizations and alternative...
|SEC Adopts Regulation A+: Two New Alternatives for Exempt Capital Raises|
Dorothee Fischer-Appelt, Godric C. Shoesmith; Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP;
April 17, 2015, previously published on April 2, 2015On March 25, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC” or the “Commission”) adopted final rules implementing Title IV of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act”) by amending SEC Regulation A to create two new exemptions for...