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On One Key Regulatory Precedent, Amy Barrett Is A Cipher

Speculation about how a Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett would rule has focused on Roe v Wade and Obamacare, but author and commentator Christopher…

Is Internet Gaming Addictive?

Although gaming disorder was defined as an addiction by the World Health Organization in 2018, and that designation has been used as the basis for…

Covid-19 Is Increasing Fraud, But Companies Can Protect Themselves

Declining corporate revenues, a dispersed workforce, and an increasingly desperate population is proving to be a potent recipe for fraud. Based on their experience as…

The Handy Wallet Card That Says “I’m Friends With The Police”

Sometimes called courtesy cards, tens of thousands have been distributed by police union members to simpatico friends and acquaintances, primarily in a few big cities.…

Why Employers Are Vulnerable To “Take-Home” Covid Lawsuits

It’s a growing litigation niche that could generate billions in liabilities, following a pattern that became familiar in asbestos litigation. These cases allege company liability “even though the plaintiff…

How Overreach Can Sink An In-House Privilege Claim

In-house legal at Dartmouth college was brought up short, when a judge ruled its privilege claim for a trove of in-house communications exceeds the privilege’s…

Flow Chart For Communication After A Data Breach

From the UK, an information security website lays out a systematic communications strategy for companies that have suffered a data breach. This post, a summation/analysis…

Big Retailers, Landlords, On Collision Course

By early summer the statistics were already grim, with fewer than a third of retail tenants paying as little as 75 percent of their rent,…

Beware of Politically Exposed Persons, If You Can Figure Out What They Are

The Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) wants compliance professionals to be particularly wary of politically exposed persons, which it refers to as “foreign…

Healthcare Clobbered By Ransom Attacks, No End In Sight

A healthcare industry security publication reports a spate of apparently successful ransomware attacks, in which hackers posted some of the data they claim to have…

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