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  • Businesses See New Threat from State Data Privacy Laws

    Published: August 09, 2019

    Businesses that retain customer data have become well-acquainted with the threat of data security breaches, with most taking prudent measures to secure data and protect their customers. But many are less aware of, and prepared for, the emerging challenge posed by expansive state-level data privacy policy initiatives. Click Full Story to continue reading.

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  • The emerging patchwork of fiduciary investment advice regulation

    Published: May 23, 2019

    By all accounts, 2019 will see a number of fiduciary and best interest investment advice regulations advance at both the federal and state levels. Firms subject to these regulations will face challenges in dealing with rules that will impose a host of new obligations, and that may overlap and conflict with one another. Eversheds Sutherland has developed a chart that is intended to help firms take stock.

    By: Jackson Vaughn Public Strategies, LLC

  • New Jersey fiduciary rule: Time to speed up or slow down?

    Published: May 23, 2019

    New Jersey is currently taking comment on its proposed fiduciary rule, after years of public debate over federal and state regulator’s efforts to craft a higher standard for brokers and advisors. But the state may be moving too quickly, industry insiders warn.

    By: Jackson Vaughn Public Strategies, LLC

  • Another Bill Proposed as Senate Committee Hearing Brings Calls for Retirement Action

    Published: May 23, 2019

    U.S. Senators Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Ben Cardin, D-Maryland, have introduced the Retirement Security & Savings Act, which they describe as a broad set of reforms designed to strengthen Americans’ retirement security. The bill includes more than 50 provisions designed to improve the existing U.S. retirement system.

    By: Jackson Vaughn Public Strategies, LLC

  • Opponents of Maryland fiduciary bill tell lawmakers to wait on SEC

    Published: March 20, 2019

    Opponents of a Maryland bill that would raise investment advice standards for the state's brokers and insurance agents told lawmakers to wait for the Securities and Exchange Commission to go first on advice reform. But a supporter praised Maryland for stepping in where he said the SEC would fail.

    By: Jackson Vaughn Public Strategies, LLC

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