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|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...
|Legal Update for Securities|
Terrance A. Bostic, Jeffrey J. Chomko, Samuel E. Cohen, Andrew W. Davitt, Denis C. Dice; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman Goggin P.C.;
March 18, 2015, previously published on March 20, 2015In a recent FINRA arbitration, Stanley Abel v. Janney Montgomery Scott, FINRA Arbitration No. 14-00018, Sam Cohen (Philadelphia, PA) obtained a directed verdict on behalf of his clients, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, and its registered representative. The claimant, a public customer, as well as a...
|E-Discovery and Social Networking: Perils and Pitfalls|
Candace C. Uxbridge; was;
March 13, 2015, previously published by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Counsel to Counsel MagazineThis is the article abstract. Important for readers and SEO.