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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.

March 6, 2017 - Fintech, Regulatory

UK Regulations: Urgent Action Required from Loan-Based Crowdfunding Platforms

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a “Dear CEO” letter on February 28, 2017 requiring urgent action from firms operating loan-based crowdfunding platforms that facilitate loans to lending businesses. UK-based crowdfunding platforms and some of their borrowers that fail to act may …›

February 23, 2017 - Regulatory

Don’t Get Caught by the Phisherman’s Hook This Tax Season

During last year’s tax season, the IRS warned of a 400% increase in phishing and malware attacks, which contributed to an estimated $21 billion of taxpayer money lost to fraudulent tax returns. This was up from about $6.5 billion lost in 2014. Studies …›

February 17, 2017 - Litigation, Regulatory

Court Allows Microsoft to Challenge Secrecy of User Data Requests

In the ongoing debate over government access to private communications the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington rejected a Government motion to dismiss a suit by Microsoft challenging the constitutionality of certain secrecy provisions of the Stored Communications Act (SCA). …›

February 2, 2017 - Mergers + Acquisitions

Chinese Interest High Despite Uncertainty

How does China view the United States as an investment market under the new Administration? Despite United States withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and rumblings in Washington about tightening regulatory review on inbound investment and M&A from China, interest from China to invest/acquire in …›