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FINRA, Treasury and Legislators Push AML Back to the Forefront

FINRA, Treasury and Legislators Push AML Back to the Forefront

Legislators and regulators continue their uneven path toward a more comprehensive and inclusive framework to combat international money laundering. In the past few weeks, FINRA provided new anti-money laundering (AML) guidance to member firms as it issued a first-of-its-kind public summary of an examination of broker-dealer compliance programs. The U.S. Treasury Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI) announced the launch of a new FinCEN Exchange to support the TFI's approach to Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) requirements. In addition, regulatory and legislative initiatives moved forward to broaden the scope of authority for law enforcement agencies.

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Did BitCoin Just Go Mainstream? The Challenge for U.S. Regulators is Getting Real

Did BitCoin Just Go Mainstream? The Challenge for U.S. Regulators is Getting Real

Only a few weeks ago, SEC Chair Jay Clayton made clear that trading in virtual currencies can present a significant risk to investors and poses unique regulatory challenges. He warned that investors are vulnerable to price manipulation and fraud because they may lack information about online platforms that list and trade virtual coins or tokens offered and sold in initial coin offerings (“ICOs”). He pledged to provide more clarity and transparency about the risks, and he promised the SEC would publish guidance for investors on standards, process, value and existing protections

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An Uber Cyber Breach

An Uber Cyber Breach

Another high-profile cyber breach was disclosed last week. Uber, the app-based transportation service, announced that, in 2016, hackers stole information including names, email addresses, phone numbers and driver’s license data, related to 57 million drivers and riders. This incident is significant, not only to underscore the vulnerabilities of data on the cloud and corporate servers, but also because it highlights the serious consequences of mismanaging what is becoming an all-too-frequent occurrence.

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