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History is littered with examples of the law being slow to catch up with the use of technology. Social media is no exception.
On 12 June 2012, the federal banking agencies (the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) formally proposed for comment, in a series of three separate but related proposals, substantial revisions to the US regulatory capital regimen for banking organisations that, if adopted, will have a significant impact on the US banking industry.
The English High Court has opened up the possibility that, even if a website is not itself defamatory, if it hyperlinks to a different website which is defamatory, the operator of the originating website could still be liable for alleged defamatory postings on the hyperlinked website.
Against a background where Hong Kong has been the world’s leading IPO center for the third year in a row, the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has published its much-anticipated consultation paper on the regulation of sponsors.
For China’s real estate sector, the last 18 months has been a relatively quiet period on the legislative front.