In the News Today - April 21, 2017

April 21, 2017

DOJ Pledges to Speed Up FCPA Investigations: Trevor McFadden, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice Criminal Division, said that prosecutors are “committed to wrapping up old Foreign Corrupt Practices Act cases and investigating new ones more quickly.” McFadden explained the Department’s aim is to “motivate companies and individuals [to] voluntarily comply with the law,” but noted that federal prosecutors are not trying to “break our own records for the largest fines or longest prison sentences.” (Corporate Counsel)

Panel Discuss Data Privacy and Security Legal Reform; ILR Research Featured: A panel at this week’s International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Summit panelists “explored how the current data privacy and security regime is ripe for reform, as businesses face challenges, from indefatigable plaintiffs’ attorneys, to the conflicting patchwork of state breach laws, and all the state and federal regulators in between.” ILR’s new white paper, Engineered Liability: The Plaintiffs’ Bar’s Campaign to Expand Data Privacy and Security Litigation, was featured during the discussion. (Technology Law Dispatch)