Personal Delivery Devices (PDD): New Transportation Frontiers Emerge for Autonomous Vehicle Rulemakers

When most people think of autonomous vehicles (AVs), expansive highways filled with driverless sports utility vehicles and 18-wheelers likely spring to mind. But there’s another whole category of driverless vehicles in need of regulation: personal delivery devices (PDDs), small autonomous vehicles that mostly use …›

California Opens the Road to Fully Driverless Cars; Federal Policymaking Slowly Rolls Forward

New regulations from California’s Department of Motor Vehicles are the first in the nation to allow permits for the testing—and the post-testing deployment—of automatic vehicles (AVs) without a human driver present in the vehicle. California’s new regulations aren’t without significant requirements, however. Find out what …›

February 8, 2018 - Blockchain, Fintech, Regulatory

Do You Want to Launch an ICO? Please, Listen to the SEC

The Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Jay Clayton, urged market professionals who in any way participate in initial coin offerings (ICOs) to “act responsibly.” Having once stated that all the ICOs he’s seen have had “a sufficient number of hallmarks of …›

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 …›