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On July 20, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (“TSA”) announced the issuance of a second Security Directive regarding further enhancements to pipeline cybersecurity (the “July Directive”).

V&E Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Update

July 23, 2021
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Colorado is set to become the third U.S. state to pass comprehensive data privacy legislation.

V&E Cybersecurity Update

June 17, 2021
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On June 4, 2021, the European Commission announced the definitive adoption and publication of revamped Standard Contractual Clauses (“SCCs”) for the transfer of personal data to third countries pursuant to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).

V&E Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Update

June 4, 2021
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On May 27, 2021, against the backdrop of the Colonial Pipeline cybersecurity incident, the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (“TSA”) announced Security Directive Pipeline-2021-01 regarding enhancements to pipeline cybersecurity (the “Directive”).

V&E Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Update

May 28, 2021
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On March 15, 2021, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the approval of modified regulations under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) (Cal. Civ. Code §§ 1798.100 to 1798.199) that are effective immediately.

V&E Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Update

March 18, 2021
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Update: The VCDPA was signed into law by Governor Ralph Northam without amendment on March 2, 2021. The VCDPA will become operative on January 1, 2023, and businesses should remain mindful of pending legislation in states like Washington, New York, Illinois and Massachusetts.

V&E Technology Transactions Update

March 8, 2021
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On December 24, 2020, the European Commission and the United Kingdom reached an agreement in principle on the long-awaited Trade and Cooperation Agreement (the “Trade Agreement”).

V&E Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Update

January 5, 2021
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It was a moment that many had been anticipating for years, yet the latest crop of V&E partners didn’t fete their promotions with parties and champagne. Instead they fielded congratulatory phone calls, took part in virtual coffee breaks and held small celebrations at home with their families. But pandemic-related complications notwithstanding, the new partners —…

December 16, 2020
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Joining a big law firm was the last thing on Emily Stephens’s mind when she reached out to V&E partner John Grand last September. Stephens, a 14-year veteran of V&E client Oaktree Capital Management, was getting ready to launch her own law firm advising fund sponsors on fund formation. She was hoping Grand, who represents private equity…

December 4, 2020
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In September 2019, Alastair Mactaggart, Board Chair and Founder of Californians for Consumer Privacy, put forward a new ballot initiative called the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”).

V&E Cybersecurity Update

November 4, 2020
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The coronavirus pandemic has upended nearly every corner of the world — and shareholder activism is no exception. As companies struggled to survive in the early weeks of the crisis, activists hit the pause button, fearful of appearing opportunistic and insensitive. Stock market volatility, economic uncertainty, and a slowdown in the M&A market further deterred activists…

October 28, 2020
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Memes, funny videos and entertaining dance routines are often what go viral on social media these days … but earlier this year, it was a warning about social media that became the talk — or should we say Tok — of the internet. Sharing on the social news platform Reddit in April, someone known only…

October 22, 2020