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Initial coin offerings have seen incredible growth in the last year, largely outside of regulatory oversight and without the investor protection and disclosure requirements that typically apply to traditional securities or investment offerings.

Last month’s QuickLaunch University webinar focused on European data privacy legislation and more specifically, the ambitious General Data Protection Regulation that goes into full effect on May 25, 2018.

WilmerHale Partner Reed Freeman and Associate Joseph Jerome discuss the Federal Trade Commission’s workshop exploring ransomware, the first in its series of fall technology events. While ransomware has hit large groups like police departments and major medical centers, startups are just as vulnerable to this threat.

In the past five years, investments in fintech companies have skyrocketed, from $1.8 billion in 2010 to a staggering $19 billion in 2015. In a Law360 article published last week, WilmerHale lawyers take a look.

For those currently—or looking to break into—the FinTech space, there are myriad regulatory hurdles to clear.

As a follow up to our earlier blog post, as anticipated, the European Commission released the framework for the EU-US Privacy Shield, which replaces the invalidated transatlantic Safe Harbor Program, a system that had authorized thousands of US companies to receive and process personal information from data controllers in the European Union.

Have you ever checked an employee’s or applicant’s LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter accounts? If so, did you know that throughout the last several years, more than 20 states have passed legislation limiting employer access and activity related to the social media accounts of job applicants and current employees?

From WilmerHale's Cybersecurity, Privacy and Communications Practice. After months of debate about the fate of the US-EU Privacy Safe Harbor that thousands of companies used to lawfully obtain personal data from the European Union, we finally have some details about the successor mechanism for handling transatlantic data transfers. Dubbed the “EU-US Privacy Shield,” the new voluntary framework envisions a more active role for government officials and regulators on both sides of the Atlantic.

In a recently published client alert, of WilmerHale’s Regulatory and Government Affairs Department and Energy, Environment and Natural Resources and Legislative Affairs and Public Policy Practices, shared thoughts on the legislative issues and milestones that may be in store for companies in the energy sector.

On January 26, partners from WilmerHale’s Regulatory and Government Affairs Department and Cybersecurity, Privacy and Communications Practice discussed key elements of the current state of data protection regulation in the European Union, as part of the firm’s 2016 Cybersecurity, Privacy and Communications Practice webinar series.

Startups will want to make note of this. In a January ruling, a federal district court in Minnesota held that the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) allows the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to bring suit against individuals for willfully violating the BSA’s anti-money laundering program requirement.