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Category Archives: Regulatory

FCC to Issue Net Neutrality Rules–Federal Communications Commission

In February, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheelerwill circulate a draft order regarding Net Neutrality to his four fellow commissioners. The Net Neutrality rules will govern whether Internet service providers (ISPs), such as Comcast or Verizon, can block access to websites or give preferential treatment to traffic from websites that pay for such treatment. To …

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Dealing with Personal Information at the Water’s Edge… Re: U.S. Safe Harbor Program

  Privacy and data security issues and concerns do not stop at the water’s edge. Companies needing to share personal information, even when the sharing will take place inside the same “company,” frequently run into challenges when that sharing takes place across national borders. In some ways, the obstacles created by the matrix of federal …

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Consent Isn’t the Only Consideration: NY Comic Con Attendees Disagree that Hijacking Twitter Accounts Makes the Event “100x cooler! For realz.”

The comic book industry is no stranger to displays of heroic anger and berserker rage, but over the weekend New York Comic Con (NYCC) was on the receiving end of considerable fan fury after it began ghostwriting effusive tweets about NYCC and posting on the Twitter pages of NYCC attendees in a way that made it appear as though …

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New Employee Wellness Program Rules for 2014

Employers continue to look for ways to manage the cost of employee health care coverage as they navigate the turbulent waters of healthcare reform, and wellness programs continue to be a popular strategy.  However, adoption and expansion of these programs have been hampered somewhat by questions about their effectiveness, cost, and the risk of noncompliance …

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Alleged STOLI Producers Found Guilty of Fraud and Other Criminal Charges

Earlier today, a jury in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York found independent insurance producers Michael Binday, James Kergil, and Mark Resnick guilty of mail and wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit those offenses.  The jury also convicted Kergil and Resnick of conspiracy to obstruct justice.  Sentencing has been …

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