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Protecting your assets Block and tackle—unclaimed property and cryptocurrency

As promoters of cryptocurrencies and digital-asset exchanges face intense scrutiny from tax, securities and other financial services regulators, they will soon have to contend with unclaimed property (or escheat) laws in the United States. This article explores how these laws could apply to cryptocurrency exchanges, hosted wallets, and other market participants, such as banks,...

2017 Cybersecurity Litigation Year in Review and Forecasts

Cyber-related litigation continues to be volatile, with 2017 witnessing several momentous developments including rulings on standing, the extent of insurance coverage, the fate of the Fourth Amendment’s third-party doctrine in the digital age, and the emerging standard of care for cybersecurity. At the same time, Europe is seeing its own tectonic shifts in how it handles data,...

The High Stakes, High Seas Cyber Peril

Those who work in shipping are accustomed to the perils of the high seas, whether from storms, pirates, floods or fires. But now, a new danger is lurking—the possibility of a cyberattack. Despite the growing prevalence and severity of cyberattacks across industries, the shipping industry as a whole has been slow to react, and many are less than optimally prepared. When it comes to...

The Cyber Shot Across the Bow: Data Manipulation and GPS Spoofing

In September 2015, then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper warned that the next “push of the envelope” in cybersecurity might be attacks that change or manipulate electronic information in order to compromise its accuracy or reliability. Two years later, we may now be seeing the very beginning of such insidious attacks in the form of GPS spoofing—a technique that sends...

SEC Enforcement: Where do we come from? Where are we going?

In Dan Brown’s latest best-seller, “Origin,” he explores the questions: (1) Where do we come from (meaning, how did life get formed)? and (2) Where are we going (or, how will we evolve)? While the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Division of Enforcement’s “Annual Report, A Look Back at 2017” is no “Origin,” “The Da Vinci Code” or even...

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