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Cryptocurrencies and Unclaimed Property: Potential Implications of State Escheat Laws for the Blockchain Technology Industry

This GT Advisory considers the application of state unclaimed property laws to cryptocurrencies, and the potential implications and challenges of such application for both industry participants and state unclaimed property administrators. The use of blockchain technology and the issuance of cryptocurrencies have grown considerably in recent years, inviting heightened scrutiny and regulation. While federal securities, … Continue Reading

Florida Creates Blockchain Task Force to Study Benefits of Blockchain Technology

On May 23, 2019, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed SB 1024 (Florida Blockchain Bill) into law to establish the Florida Blockchain Task Force (Blockchain Task Force) within the Florida Department of Financial Services. The Blockchain Task Force will study if and how Florida’s state, county, and municipal governments can benefit from a transition to blockchain-based … Continue Reading

Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Newsletter – Winter 2019

2018 was a year of transformation for the blockchain industry. While the market continued to see technological advancements in smart contracts, platform functionality, scalability and security, regulators took a firmer rein in pursuing those seeking to exploit the uninitiated or those engaged in outright fraud. In this issue of Greenberg Traurig’s Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Newsletter, … Continue Reading

New German Federal Data Protection Act Officially Published

On 5 July 2017, the new German Data Protection Act (BDSG-new) was officially published in the Federal Gazette. BDSG-new will fully replace the current German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and is intended to adjust the German legal framework to the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Both BDSG-new and the GDPR will become … Continue Reading

Rudolph W. Giuliani to Join Greenberg Traurig in New York

Global Firm Makes Major Strategic Moves in Crisis Management, Cybersecurity, White Collar Defense and Investigations  NEW YORK (January 19, 2016)  — Former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani has announced he will join global law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, as Global Chair of the firm’s Cybersecurity and Crisis Management Practice and Senior Advisor to firm … Continue Reading

No Cybersecurity Crying in ’16

Cyber liability may have been an exotic notion as recently as a couple of years ago. But today, even after notorious breaches, some organizations still don’t appreciate that leaving firewalls and other technology-based precautions to the “IT Guys” won’t cut it. Effective management of a data security incident benefits from adequately addressing risks at all levels in advance. To … Continue Reading

ISO Issues Data Protection Standards for the Cloud

Written by Jonathan A. Beckham, with assistance from Audrey T. Borisov, Kedrick N. Eily, and Angela F. Ramson. In July 2014, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published ISO 27018, which sets forth standards and guidelines pertaining to the protection of personal data stored and processed on the cloud. In this Alert, the author discusses the … Continue Reading
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