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IRS Issues Windsor Guidance For Qualified Retirement Plans

The IRS has issued Notice 2014-19, which provides anticipated guidance for sponsors of qualified retirement plans on complying with last year's Supreme Court ruling in United States v. Windsor. That decision deemed…more

| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Family Law,...

Kentucky Becomes The 47th State To Enact A Data Breach Notification Law

Kentucky is now the 47th state with a data breach notification law, a development that should be of interest not only to Kentucky-based entities, but also to entities that do business in Kentucky and have personal information…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

FTC Provides Guidance On Obtaining Parental Consent Under COPPA

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has recently responded to three applications seeking approval for new methods for obtaining parental consent under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule…more

| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Consumer...

Free HIPAA Help

Health care providers, health plans, business associates, and other entities affected by the federal HIPAA privacy and security regulations are quickly running out of excuses for not having a robust HIPAA compliance program in…more

| Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Heartbleed - A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

We mentioned in our prior post the potential legal issues that The Heartbleed Bug will create from the standpoint of data breach and safe harbor, especially given the prospect of compromised keys. A number of people, however,…more

| Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Three Important TCPA Developments

Within the course of two weeks, there have important modifications in the way that the TCPA is applied and enforced. 1. In the Matter of GroupMe Inc./Skype Communications S.A.R.L., FCC Declaratory Ruling, FCC 14-33…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer...

Heartbleed SSL/TLS Vulnerability

"SSL" and "TLS" refer to the transport protocols that are used widely across the web to secure communications between end users and servers. Websites, web applications, online services, portals, and even some virtual private…more

| Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Religious Institutions Update - April 2014

Does a closely held for-profit corporation have a constitutionally or statutorily protected right to exercise religion under the Free Exercise Clause or the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA)? The U.S. Supreme…more

| Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law, Health, Wills,...

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