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On May 25, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it, along with the Department of Justice, fined Twitter $150 million for violating a 2011 agreement with the FTC in which Twitter promised to protect the integrity of nonpublic consumer information, including users’ phone numbers and email addresses.

Read on for details about the alleged violations

Reflecting its determination to monitor the crypto markets, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that it was renaming the Cyber Unit the “Crypto Assets and Cyber Unit” and nearly doubling its size, from 30 to 50 members. The additional permanent positions will include investigative staff attorneys, trial lawyers and fraud analysts, who will

Federal courts in recent Telephone Consumer Protection Act cases served up two victories and one disappointment for the defense. Siding with the defense, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that defendants do not carry the burden of proof at class certification, and the 8th Circuit joined other courts in maintaining a narrow autodialer

On Feb. 9, U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy and Tammy Baldwin introduced a bill that would create a Commission on Health Data Use and Privacy Protection to study the potential modernization of HIPAA. Introduction of the bill follows a recent trend of increased attention to data privacy at the federal level, both for covered entities and

On March 8, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a $930,000 settlement with Comprehensive Health Services, LLC for alleged violations of the False Claims Act. As DOJ’s first resolution of a False Claims Act enforcement action involving cyber fraud since launching its Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative in October 2021, this settlement signals the DOJ’s eagerness to

The Securities and Exchange Commission continues to propose rules at a rapid pace. Three of the most recent proposed rules would significantly impact investment advisers by:

  • Requiring documentation of registered investment adviser compliance reviews;
  • Establishing cybersecurity risk management and reporting requirements for investment advisers, investment companies and business development companies;
  • Updating and accelerating beneficial ownership
  • On Feb. 10, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act, which targets the online proliferation of child sexual abuse material by paring back online service providers’ broad immunity under the Communications Act of 1934.

    Read on for analysis of this legislation, which could open websites and tech