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2020 Regulatory Review: Hiatus in Privacy Legislation but Greater Scrutiny of Alternative Data

01/05/2021
The US Congress came close to passing federal data privacy legislation while members prompted an investigation of transaction provider Yodlee Envestnet for privacy violations.  US regulators began inspecting alternative data ...
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SEC Concerns about Alternative Data Risks

12/22/2020
In recent weeks a few law firms and trade associations have been discussing the various concerns the SEC has expressed about asset managers’ use of alternative data – including MNPI, ...
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European Regulators Call for Regulation of ESG Data

12/21/2020
French and Dutch regulators proposed new regulations to improve the transparency of how ESG data is collected and ESG ratings are calculated.  The move follows consolidation in the industry, with ...
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Europe Re-bundles Small and Mid-Cap Research

11/27/2020
The European Parliament passed legislation allowing investment firms to pay for small and mid-cap research using client commissions, as part of a larger Covid-19 relief package.  The move further isolates ...
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EU Considers Further Broadening of Unbundling Reform

10/16/2020
Despite an internal study concluding that MiFID II has not reduced research coverage, EU regulators are considering expanding proposed exemptions to MiFID II’s unbundling provisions.  The concerted EU efforts to ...
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Yodlee’s Privacy Woes Deepen

09/30/2020
Following an FTC investigation into its privacy controls, Envestnet Yodlee, which is the leading provider of credit card transaction data, now faces a class action suit filed in California which ...
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Appeals Court Rules that Web Scraping Bots May Be Illegal

07/30/2020
As the landmark hiQ Labs v. LinkedIn web scraping case is being considered for review by the US Supreme Court, a new legal defense against web harvesting has arisen.  The ...
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Europeans Waste No Time Rolling Back Research Unbundling

07/27/2020
Ostensibly part of a COVID-19 relief package, the European Commission is proposing to unwind requirements to pay for equity research on small-cap stocks separately from trading commissions.  Fixed income research ...
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COVID-19 Push to Pass US Federal Privacy Law

07/17/2020
Republican Senators recast their data privacy legislation as a response to the coronavirus pandemic, in an attempt to get their version passed before the coming election.  Although Democrats would prefer ...
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HiQ Asks Supreme Court to Let Landmark Web Scraping Ruling Stand

07/03/2020
Responding to LinkedIn’s appeal to the US Supreme Court, hiQ Labs filed a brief urging the court to ignore the petition and thus preserve the Ninth Circuit’s blockbuster ruling which ...
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