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The DOL Fiduciary Rule: Charting a Course, Avoiding Collisions & Potential Litigation Q&A #3

The DOL Fiduciary Rule: Charting a Course, Avoiding Collisions & Potential Litigation Q&A #3

October 1, 2017

Potential litigation issues under the "revised temporary" DOL Rule involving the offer and sale of annuities in the IRA market, including class action exposure and ERISA distributions.

When High-Tech Cryptocurrencies Meet Low-Tech Scammers

When High-Tech Cryptocurrencies Meet Low-Tech Scammers

September 27, 2017

The reality that cryptocurrencies are susceptible to online theft may surprise those familiar with the security promises associated with the blockchain technology underpinning virtual currencies like bitcoin.

New York DFS Tightens Cybersecurity Gaps

New York DFS Tightens Cybersecurity Gaps

September 19, 2017

Equifax takes no deposits and makes no loans, but New York now says that it, as well as all other consumer reporting agencies, must protect consumer data to the same degree as banks and other financial institutions.

Your Apps May Be Selling You Out

Your Apps May Be Selling You Out

July 12, 2017

While most people are vaguely aware, even if they are in denial, that their browsers give advertisers access to their search histories, they are probably unaware that information is being sold or given to third parties via the apps they use on their personal phones or mobile devices.

New York DFS Requests Information on Use of External Consumer Data and Information Sources in Life Insurance Underwriting

New York DFS Requests Information on Use of External Consumer Data and Information Sources in Life Insurance Underwriting

July 5, 2017

The New York DFS initiated an investigation into the use of external consumer data or information sources in connection with underwriting by issuing a Section 308 information request to all New York authorized life issuers.

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