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MoFo Tech brings together legal insights and in-depth analyses on trends and complex issues shaping the global technology industry, covering fields such as blockchain and distributed ledger, cloud and SaaS technologies, driverless cars, drones, FinTech, computer hardware and software, the IoT, semiconductors, and telecommunications.


Opportunity to Comment on Emerging Technologies Subject to Future Export and Investment Restrictions

The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM or the “Notice”) on November 19, 2018, concerning the list of “emerging and foundational technologies” that BIS was tasked to identify under the Export Control Reform …›

First SEC Enforcement Action Against Unregistered Digital Token Exchange

Until yesterday, the enforcement actions of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the digital token space have primarily focused on the primary issuances of tokens. However, on November 8, 2018, the SEC announced in an order (the “Order”) that it had settled …›

November 7, 2018 - European Union

New EU Regulation to Strengthen the Free Movement of Data

The European Union is close to finalizing a new regulation on the free flow of non-personal data within the EU. This is part of an EU goal to remove technical and legislative barriers to open data flows, including data location restrictions which force service …›

November 1, 2018 - Privacy + Data Security

John Carlin Authors Dawn of the Code War

Russia’s attack on the 2016 presidential election continues to command headlines but it’s only the latest incident of the U.S. being targeted by global adversaries in cyberspace, writes John P. Carlin, chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Global Risk + Crisis Management Group and co-chair …›