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Your quarterly privacy & cybersecurity update

Welcome to the sixth edition of Updata! Updata is an international update produced by Eversheds Sutherland’s dedicated Privacy and Cybersecurity team – it provides you with a compilation of key privacy and cybersecurity regulatory and legal developments from the past quarter. This edition covers October to December 2019 and is full of newsworthy items from our team members around the...

Cybersecurity and Data Privacy review and update: Looking back on 2018 and planning ahead for 2019

From the implementation of the GDPR to the passage of the CCPA, the year 2018 proved to be a monumental one for cybersecurity and data privacy. Regulators from around the world responded to devastating, large-scale cyber-attacks, and a desire for their citizens to have more control over their data, by passing a wide range of regulations aimed at protecting consumer information. These...

SEC and CFTC continue efforts to regulate cryptocurrency

Important events at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last week further indicate these regulators’ strong intent to oversee cryptocurrency markets. On November 7, 2018, the CFTC Chairman gave a speech encouraging regulators to leverage technology to help keep pace with technological advancements in the cryptocurrency space....

Videocast: Blockchain technology in the financial services industry

Blockchain and distributed-ledger technology hold tremendous promise, far beyond cryptocurrencies. However, there are also real pitfalls, which are often not identified until it is too late. This Bottom Line videocast discusses: What is blockchain, and how is it broader than bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies? Why it may be revolutionary, but why it will not solve all problems—and why...

A week of “firsts” in cryptocurrency prosecution

On September 11, 2018, a number of “firsts” occurred in the prosecution of cryptocurrency-related activities at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and federal district court that will likely become the norm going forward. The SEC announced its first enforcement action for an investment company registration violation...

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