Dark pools and the push for transparency

  • Posted on 14th July 2014
Dark pools and the push for transparency

Goldman Sachs received an $800,000 fine from US regulators a fortnight ago for failing to meet the guidelines for trading within a private forum. Private trading platforms, commonly known as dark pools, now account for 15% of all US trading over 40 closed exchanges. Regulators are beginning to take note and see how they can limit the risk involved.  …

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Airbnb agrees to pass on anonymised data to New York regulators

  • Posted on 22nd May 2014
Airbnb agrees to pass on anonymised data to New York regulators

Following a revised subpoena from the New York state Attorney General (read our previous blog here) requesting the personal details of hosts who use Airbnb for short-term rentals, both sides have reached an agreement. Under the agreement Airbnb will provide the Attorney General with anonymised aggregate data on their hosts in New York. This data will initially not include names, addresses or…

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New subpoena issued in battle between Airbnb and New York regulators

  • Posted on 15th May 2014
New subpoena issued in battle between Airbnb and New York regulators

New York State regulators have re-issued a subpoena against Airbnb only a day after the courts dismissed a request against the short-term rental company.   On Tuesday, 13th May 2014, Gerald W. Connolly, the Acting Supreme Court Justice, ruled that a request for information was too broad and the demand for information identifying all hosts in New York, including their…

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