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  • Blog: Data Security Law BlogInside the Stanford Breach: Exposed Records Lead to Financial Aid ScandalPosted on December 12, 2017 by Peter A. Nelson, Craig A. Newman
    A cybersecurity vulnerability at Stanford University exposed thousands of sensitive files containing details of sexual assault investigations and disciplinary actions. The story of what happened—and why it should be an object lesson for higher education. The second of a three-part series. The culprit behind three separate data security incidents at Stanford University – exposing reams [...]
  • Blog: Waller Law BlogSEC Chairman Issues Personal Statement on ICOs in Wake of SEC Enforcement ActionsPosted on December 12, 2017 by Marc J. Adesso
    On December 11, 2017, the SEC’s Cyber Unit issued a cease and desist order halting an utility token-based initial coin offering (“ICO”) one day after the launch of the ICO. On the same day, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton issued a personal statement stating that Mr. Clayton believes that ICOs “can be effective ways for entrepreneurs and others to raise funding, including for innovative projects,” while simultaneously
  • Blog: Broker-Dealer Law CornerFINRA Examiners Are Like A Box Of Chocolates . . .Posted on December 4, 2017 by Michael Gross
    Michael discusses the differences in examiners — and, potentially — examination results from District Office to District Office.  Remember, however, that such differences aren’t supposed to exist!  That’s why the Office of Disciplinary Affairs exists.  I suppose the question is whether the ODA is doing its appointed task of achieving consistency throughout FINRA. – Alan My...… Continue Reading

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