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With Announcement of $1.25 Million Penalty, SEC Again Places Companies on Notice of Duty to Protect Customer Information

Jul 31 2018
Last week, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced a consent cease and desist order and sanctions against Mizuho Securities USA LLC for its failure to enforce policies and procedures designed to protect against the disclosure of material non-public information between “execution and sales traders” to other traders and externally to customers.

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U.S. District Court Dismisses FTC’s D-Link Unfairness Claim in Enforcement Action

Oct 2 2017
Morrison Mahoney partner Robert A. Stern discusses a recent U.S. District Court decision in FTC v. D-Link that may call into question the FTC’s ability to maintain cybersecurity enforcement actions under the unfairness practices prong of the unfairness doctrine against organizations that have security flaws in their products that leave consumers’ data at risk, but has not resulted in a data breach or actual harm to any consumers.

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