GDPR Article 35 and Article 25 Square Off

For those not buried in the details of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), there is often confusion about be the differences between Data Protection Impact Assessments (Article 35) and Data Protection by Design and Default (Article 25). Many people assume that DPIAs, as the impact assessments are called, are synonymous with with Data […]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Arrival and Departure Record (Forms I-94 and I-94W) and Electronic System for Travel Authorization

June 5th, 2016 U.S. Customs and Border Protection Attn: Paperwork Reduction Act Officer Regulations and Rulings Office of Trade 90 K Street NE. 10th Floor Washington, DC 20229-1177. I am writing in response to the notice published in Federal Register on 6/23/2016 entitled “Agency Information Collection Activities: Arrival and Departure Record (Forms I-94 and I-94W) […]

How FINCEN regulations affects cloud based solutions in payment tech.

Just a few weeks ago, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FINCEN) released a ruling about the applicability of the payment processor exception to a Bitcoin based company. As a little background, generally any company that transfers value between one party and another (or from one location to another) is deemed a money transmitter and subject […]

Bitcoin and the Zombie Apolcalypse

Today I get to talk about two of my favorite topics: Bitcoin and the Zombie Apocalypse. Though both have entered popular culture, unfortunately only one is real. But there is a real phenomenon very closely related to the day of the dead that has relevance to the Bitcoin community. That phenomenon is a pandemic. A […]