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ISP, Internet Service Provider, FCC, Net Neutrality, Digital Health Solutions
Today, as expected, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) adopted an order repealing the agency’s 2015 net neutrality... Read More >
Security, Privacy, GDPR, Facebook, Whatsapp
Nearly one year after it was first warned its privacy practices were inadequate under European law, popular messaging platform WhatsApp has been... Read More >
Japan, Overtime, Overwork, karoshi, Ministry of Health
In the wake of increased international focus on karoshi—a common Japanese term meaning “death by overwork”—Japan’s... Read More >
brexit, flag, UK, EU
Following months of, at times, protracted negotiations, the UK and European Union (EU) negotiating teams have published the text of an agreement on... Read More >
Union, Unreasonable Fees, Supreme Court, Illinois, Obama, Trump
The battle over mandatory public union fees for government workers has been brewing for years, and the issue is again before the U.S.... Read More >
Hack, Detroit, Patient Files, Medical Provider, Breach, Security Threat
An unknown hacker gained access to 18,470 patients’ personal health information via employee emails at Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System (... Read More >
UK, FRC, Compliance Code, Slimming
The Financial Reporting Council has published for consultation its review of the UK Corporate Governance Code.  This follows a... Read More >
DHS, Department of Homeland Security, Secretary, Citizenship & Immigration Services
On December 5, 2017, Kirstjen Nielsen was confirmed as the new Secretary of Department of Homeland Security by the Senate on a bi-partisan 62-37 vote... Read More >
Employee Injury, Workplace, Joint-Employer Standard, Control, Joint-employer status
The National Labor Relations Board today overruled, 3-2, Browning-Ferris Industries, 362 NLRB No.... Read More >
OSHA, 300a, 2-week extension, online filing
Employers subject to recordkeeping regulations should immediately begin preparing electronic... Read More >
IRS, Taxpayer, Confidential, Cross-border Transactions
Today, taxing authorities across the globe, including the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), are... Read More >
We hosted NDI Checkpoint webinar: 2018 Proxy Season Preview. Among other topics, this program... Read More >
Annual Report, Sixth, Ombudsman, CFPB, Rulemaking
The CFPB’s Ombudsman’s Office has issued its sixth annual report covering the Office’s activities... Read More >

Federal Court News

New York, Clean Air, Standards, NY Environmental Quality Standards, New York State Court of Appeals

On Tuesday, the New York State Court of Appeals clarified many of the standards associated with the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) in its unanimous decision in the consolidated cases of Friends of P....

MSB, Medical Billing, Breach, Client Information, MA, Data Security

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and Multi-State Billing Services (MSB), a Medicaid billing company that provided processing services for 13 public schools, signed a no-fault consent judgment settling a 2014 data...

Bitcoin, Nebraska, Firm, Unreasonable Fees, Payment

With bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies reaching shocking new prices seemingly every day, some people have finally started putting the new payment systems to real use – paying lawyers. Earlier this fall Nebraska became the...

State Court News

Chicago, VDA, Voluntary Disclosure, Grant, Waiver, Taxpayers

With no formal announcement it appears that the City of Chicago Department of Finance ("City") ...

caduceus, california, nonprofit health organizations

Nonprofit health care facilities should evaluate what upcoming California law changes mean for their businesses. The new laws, which impact required notices and approvals from the state Attorney General’s office, take effect...

FOIL, Freedom of Information Law, New York, FOIA, Freedom of Information Act, Federal

Champions of government oversight notched a significant win yesterday as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ...


internet globe, digital single market, eu

The European Parliament has voted to reject proposed legislation designed to prohibit ‘geoblocking’.  The vote represents a major set-back in the European Commission’s “...

WP, Article 29, Consent, gdpr

The Article 29 Working Party (WP29) has published long-awaited draft guidance on transparency and ...