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  • OFAC Tightens Russia Sanctions; BIS Cracks Down on Diversion

    On June 12, 2024, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced new measures targeting Russia’s financial infrastructure, including: As we assess the new announcements we will publish additional analysis of the new restrictions as soon as possible.

  • OFAC Tightens Russia Sanctions; BIS Cracks Down on Diversion

    On June 12, 2024, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced new measures targeting Russia’s financial infrastructure, including: As we assess the new announcements we will publish additional analysis of the new restrictions as soon as possible.

  • Potential Seizure of U.S. Assets in Russia

    On May 23, 2024, Russian Presidential Decree No. 442 (the “Decree”), which establishes the framework that will allow the Russian government to seize any U.S. assets in Russia, was signed. This comes just weeks after the U.S. Rebuilding Economic Prosperity and Opportunity for Ukrainians (REPO) Act, which authorizes the President of the United States to...

  • CISA + Partners Issue Alert for Protection of Water Systems, Dams, Energy + Food + Ag

    In response to the growing threat by pro-Russia hacktivists, on May 1, 2023, CISA and other national agency partners issued an Alert to operators of industrial control systems and small-scale operational technology systems in North America and Europe on mitigation techniques for cyber operations to prevent a compromise of industrial control systems, including “Water and...

  • U.S. Tightens Sanctions on Russia, Now Targeting Companies Based in China

    On Wednesday, May 1, 2024, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced that it issued new sanctions on nearly 200 entities and individuals for supporting Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, intensifying U.S. efforts to thwart Russia’s attempts to circumvent Western sanctions. The list includes more than a dozen of companies...

  • CISA + Partners Issue Alert for Protection of Water Systems, Dams, Energy + Food + Ag

    In response to the growing threat by pro-Russia hacktivists, on May 1, 2023, CISA and other national agency partners issued an Alert to operators of industrial control systems and small-scale operational technology systems in North America and Europe on mitigation techniques for cyber operations to prevent a compromise of industrial control systems, including “Water and...

  • CISA + Partners Issue Alert for Protection of Water Systems, Dams, Energy + Food + Ag

    In response to the growing threat by pro-Russia hacktivists, on May 1, 2023, CISA and other national agency partners issued an Alert to operators of industrial control systems and small-scale operational technology systems in North America and Europe on mitigation techniques for cyber operations to prevent a compromise of industrial control systems, including “Water and...

  • New Federal Data Broker Restrictions Signed into Law

    The recent omnibus foreign relations package signed by President Biden on April 24, 2024, includes the Protecting Americans’ Data from Foreign Adversaries Act of 2024 (the Act), a set of sweeping privacy provisions prohibiting data brokers from sharing sensitive personal information with a broad range of entities that may have ties to Russia, China, Iran, and...

  • E(U)xterritoriality of EU Sanctions: The No Russia Clause

    The EU is going extraterritorial, and it is doing so through private contract. It is a pretty neat trick. As a general rule, EU regulations do not apply extraterritorially. This policy is a bit pointed, intended to stand in sharp contradistinction to the U.S. sanctions regulations that are enforced around the world (and for which...

  • Mobilizing Greater Defense Capabilities in Europe: the EU’s Defence Industrial Strategy

    In early March, the EU released its first-ever European Defence Industrial Strategy (EDIS), accompanied by a proposed regulation establishing the European Defence Industry Programme (EDIP). The aim is to boost defence capabilities in Europe through greater and more efficient spending. In particular, the strategy seeks to reverse recent trends, whereby 78% of defence acquisitions by...

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  • Employee’s Defamation Claim Was Properly Dismissed, But Court Improperly Instructed Jury On Remaining Claim

    Raghavan v. Boeing Co., 133 Cal. App. 4th 1120 (2005) Krishnan Raghavan sued Boeing for defamation, among other things, based upon a written reprimand that Raghavan received in which he was accused of (1) failing to disclose all relevant information concerning a business trip he had made to Russia...

  • Medvedev and the Future of Russian Nanotechnology

      I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma: but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest. Winston Churchill, 1st Lord of the Admiralty, BBC Radio broadcast Oct. 1, 1939.   In recent speeches to the United Russia annual.....

  • Another Reason NOT to Poison Your Customers – Russia Might Ban Your Product

    Four children from an Ohio family became ill between September 8th and 11th after eating ground beef, and one was hospitalized for about 10 days. These illnesses, tied to positive tests for E. coli O157;H7 in left-over meat, prompted 131,300 pounds of beef produced in the state of Kansas by Tyson...

  • Increasing Trends Toward U.S. Energy Independence

    The Energy Information Administration (EIA) and other sources predict that the U.S. will exceed Russia in oil and natural gas production this year, for the first time in decades....

  • New Russian legislation requires local storage of citizens’ personal data

    President Putin recently signed Federal Law No. 242-FZ (the “Law”) which amends Russia’s 2006 data protection statute and primary data security law (Laws 152-FZ and 149-FZ), to require domestic data storage of Russian citizens’ personal data. The Law will allow the websites that do not comply to be ...

  • Russia

    The Ministry of Finance revised proposed legislation banning virtual currency activity, reducing the applicable fines by approximately 20-50%. However, the activities banned by the proposed legislation remain the same and include the creation, distribution and use of virtual currency....

  • Roskomnadzor given increased powers to conduct data processing audits of online companies

    As a result of the recent implementation of Decree No. 327, Russia’s data protection authority – the Roskomnadzor – now has greater authority to conduct audits of online companies to monitor their handling of user data. Decree No. 327, adopted in April, introduces compliance audit rules which apply ...

  • Russian “Right to be Forgotten” Law: Update

    The Right to be Forgotten Law imposes an obligation on search engines that disseminate adverts targeted at consumers located in Russia to remove search results listing information on individuals where such information is unlawfully disseminated, untrustworthy, outdated, or irrelevant (i.e. the...

  • Trade Talk: Week in Review (25-31 July 2016)

    Russia – Hacking Allegations; FBI Investigates.  Last week, law enforcement officials reported the FBI and Justice Department are investigating a hack of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign computers, along with their investigations into previously-reported cyber intrusions of the Democratic...

  • Treasury Department Issues New Sanctions Against Russia

    On December 20, 2016, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued its latest round of Russian sanctions as part of the ongoing U.S. response to Russia’s 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula and its subsequent escalation of conflict in the region....

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