HUD Releases New Guidance On Limited English Proficiency Discrimination Under the Fair Housing Act

HUD Releases New Guidance On Limited English Proficiency Discrimination Under the Fair Housing Act

On September 15, 2016, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued guidance on how the nondiscrimination provisions in the Fair Housing Act apply to persons who consider an individual’s “Limited English Proficiency,” or limited ability to speak, read, write, or understand English, in housing transactions.

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New York State Department of Financial Services Proposes Cybersecurity Regulations for Financial Services Companies

New York State Department of Financial Services Proposes Cybersecurity Regulations for Financial Services Companies

If the New York State Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) has its way, come January 1, 2017, financial services companies that require a form of authorization to operate under the banking, insurance, or financial services laws (“Covered Entities”) will be required to comply with a new set of comprehensive cybersecurity regulations aimed at safeguarding information systems and nonpublic information.

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ISDA Recommends Greater Standardisation in Derivatives Market

ISDA Recommends Greater Standardisation in Derivatives Market

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) has published the paper “The Future of Derivatives Processing and Market Infrastructure” that comes in response to the growing demand from market participants for new solutions to automate and streamline the significant reporting, trading, clearing and collateral management requirements that have emerged as a result of regulatory changes.

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