Work Area: Data security

SEC sues Covington seeking client information in cyber hack probe

Covington & Burling accused the SEC of trying to “pry client confidences from an innocent law firm to assess whether any securities violations have taken place”.

12 January 2023

First CLOUD Act agreement to accelerate prosecutors’ access to data, documents

Government investigators are now able to request information directly from communication service providers, including major tech companies

07 December 2022

Former US enforcement heads to lead FTX internal investigation

Former enforcement directors at the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission have been hired to lead an internal investigation into the collapse of cryptocurrency exchange FTX.

28 November 2022

Google agrees resolution with DOJ over data loss

Google has signed a “first-of-its-kind” agreement with the Justice Department over the loss of responsive data while the parties litigated the reach of a 2016 search warrant.

26 October 2022

John Carlin: DOJ is focused on “carrots and sticks” of corporate enforcement

The former DOJ official, who most recently served as an adviser to Attorney General Merrick Garland and Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco, spoke to GIR shortly after joining Paul Weiss to co-lead its cybersecurity and data protection practice.

12 October 2022

Bank of America in settlement talks with SEC, CFTC over record-keeping probe

01 August 2022

Uber settles DOJ investigation

A DOJ non-prosecution agreement has credited Uber for its cooperation and previous multi-million dollar settlements over a 2016 data hack, but has conditioned the deal on continued assistance with the prosecution of a former executive allegedly responsible for covering up the breach.

26 July 2022

Reuters: US Commerce Department investigating Huawei

22 July 2022

US export control agency to target universities

29 June 2022

CFTC probes HSBC over alleged use of unapproved messaging platforms

The US financial markets regulator is investigating UK bank HSBC for allegedly breaking rules about work communications platforms.

23 February 2022

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