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  • SEC Guidance on Auditor Independence Limited, Presenting Opportunity for Clarity
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
    Charles F. Smith, Andrew J. Fuchs
    The SEC recently reaffirmed that auditor independence remains one of its areas of focus. As part of its efforts to improve its guidance, the agency should consider making its specific guidance publicly available.
  • FTC Tech Task Force: Temporary Scrutiny or Permanent Focus?
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
    Maria Raptis, Tara L. Reinhart, Kenneth B. Schwartz, David P. Wales
    The FTC Bureau of Competition's new Tech Task Force will focus on three areas: anti-competitive conduct, prospective mergers and consummated mergers. The task force's creation highlights the attention regulators are paying on the tech industry and is likely the first step in the creation of a permanent division devoted to the sector.
  • Exploring the New California Consumer Privacy Act’s Unusual Class Action Cure Provision
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
    Allen L. Lanstra, Kevin J. Minnick
    The California Consumer Privacy Act will be effective in January 2020. As the business community prepares to meet the new burdens that are about to govern America’s largest jurisdiction, in-house legal, privacy and compliance teams should pay special attention to the law's novel "cure" provision.