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|Trouble Brewing for International Data Transfers Under U.S.-EU Safe Harbor|
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
September 25, 2015, previously published on September 23, 2015Today the EU threw a huge wrench into one of the ways that personal data goes back and forth between EU countries and the U.S., as reported in Mintz Levin’s Privacy and Security Matters Blog. Companies that currently rely on the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Program - as many in the health care...
|ECJ Advocate General’s Opinion Points Towards Imminent End of Safe Harbor As We Know It|
Susan L. Foster; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
September 25, 2015, previously published on September 23, 2015Does your company rely on Safe Harbor to transfer personal data from Europe to the US? If so, it’s time to think about alternatives to Safe Harbor - and fast.
|Nevada, Washington and North Dakota Expand Data Breach Definition and Notice Requirements|
Lindsay B. Nickle, Kevin M. Scott; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
August 6, 2015, previously published on July 29, 2015Continuing the trend of states expanding their data privacy laws, companies that store and transmit personal information about residents of Nevada, Washington and North Dakota must now take note of additional data-element definitions and notice requirements following data breach incidents. In...
|Twitter Terrorism: Criminals Choose the Hack Attack|
Ian A. Stewart, Scott Sweeney; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
July 14, 2015, previously published on July 6, 2015In what appears to be yet another brazen demonstration of capability following an earlier hijack of government social media sites, a group calling itself the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) recently hacked into the U.S. Army’s main news and public information website, positing its own message...
|Registration of a private security company in South Africa|
Fulgence Kalema Bwatunda; Emery Mukendi Wafwana & Associés;
June 29, 2015, previously published by Lexology on May 9, 2013Currently, the private security industry in South Africa is bigger than what it has ever been. The role of private security companies is distinctively different to that of the police, they view their role as private security to really aid and support the police. The South African government claims...
|Major Changes to Capital Raising Exemptions in Canada: Is This Good News or Bad News for Issuers?|
Robert N. Black, Sarah Bode, Don Collie; DLA Piper (Canada) LLP;
April 16, 2015, previously published on April 7, 2015The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have announced that they are implementing significant changes to the “accredited investor” (AI) and “minimum amount” prospectus exemptions set out in National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus and Registration Exemptions. On the same...
|Canadian Securities Administrators Publish Consultation Paper 92-401 - Derivatives Trading Facilities|
Christopher Bamford, Candace Pallone, Barry J. Ryan; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
April 15, 2015, previously published on April 8, 2015On January 29, 2015, the Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) Derivatives Committee published for comment Consultation Paper 92-401 - Derivatives Trading Facilities (the “Consultation Paper”), its seventh in a series of high-level consultation papers examining reform...
|Proposed New Regulatory Landscape for Proprietary Trading Firms|
Duane Morris LLP;
April 2, 2015, previously published on March 27, 2015As the result of a recent series of proposed new and amended rules and regulations, firms whose business is proprietary trading in the financial markets - such as so-called "high frequency traders" (HFT) - may become subject to an entirely new substantive regulatory landscape, including...
|OSC Accepts Circumstantial Evidence of Tipping and Insider Trading in Important New Decision|
Shane C. D'Souza, Rene R. Sorell; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
April 2, 2015, previously published on March 30, 2015In the recent Azeff decision, which followed a contested hearing, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) accepted several insider tipping and trading allegations based on “firmly established” circumstantial evidence against a mergers and acquisitions (M&A) lawyer and four registrants....
|SEC Staff To Express No Views On Conflicting Shareholder Proposals Under Rule 14a-8(i)(9) |
Andrew S. Kreider, Jason R. Schendel, John D. Tishler; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
March 24, 2015, previously published on January 29, 2015On January 16, 2015, SEC Chair Mary Jo White issued a directive that the staff of the SEC review its position on Rule 14a-8(i)(9) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”). Concurrent with SEC Chair White’s directive, the Division of Corporation Finance announced...