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Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - October 2017 #4

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

Energy and Critical Infrastructure Industries Warned of Increased Attacks by FBI and DHS - The FBI and Department of Homeland Security issued a joint statement on October 20, 2017 warning of an increased danger of a...more

Nonprofit Fundraiser Escapes TCPA Case

An Illinois federal judge has ruled that a fundraising company working for a nonprofit, tax exempt organization did not violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) when it called a number listed on the National Do...more

Federal Court Applies Charitable Organization Exemption in Telephone Consumer Protection Act Case

by Jones Day on

The Situation: A federal court recently weighed in on some of the considerations involved in applying the Telephone Consumer Protection Act's ("TCPA") exemption for charities and the third-party services that conduct...more

Beware of Fundraising Scams Following Hurricane Harvey

Following the catastrophic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in the Gulf Coast, many local and national nonprofits quickly mobilized to respond to survivors’ immediate needs and begin planning for the long-term recovery of...more

Corporate Law & Governance Update - April 2017

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The following developments from the past month offer guidance on corporate law and governance law as they may be applied to nonprofit health care organizations: OVERSIGHT OF CORPORATE CULTURE - A significant emerging...more

EO Update: e-News for Charities & Nonprofits

by Bryan Cave on

IRS makes approved Form 1023-EZ data available online - The IRS announced today that publicly available information from approved applications for tax-exemption using Form 1023-EZ, Streamlined Application for...more

Corporate Law & Governance Update - December 2016

by McDermott Will & Emery on

EMPHASIS ON DIRECTOR EDUCATION - The board development committee may wish to reconsider its director education program for 2017 following two recent and unrelated developments. The first is a greater articulation of...more

North Carolina Public Records Law 101 - A primer for economic development professionals

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

At the North Carolina Economic Development Association 2016 Annual Conference, I participated on a panel discussion and presentation regarding public records law requirements in North Carolina and how they affect economic...more

FTC Oversight May Be Extended To Include Charities

We have recently written about the increasing importance of cybersecurity as an aspect of risk management for nonprofits in light of the proliferation of data security breaches across different sectors. A bill recently...more

Managing Cybersecurity Risk for Nonprofit Organizations: A Fiduciary Duty?

We live in an era of increasingly prevalent cybercrime, and nonprofits are in the crosshairs.  Harvard University, Penn State University and two BlueCross BlueShield entities are just a few nonprofit organizations that...more

Are You Adequately Protected by Your Cybersecurity Insurance? The Sky is the Sub-Limit

For businesses and nonprofit organizations searching for cyber insurance, it is important to know if your coverage limits are adequate. Whether you are in the market for a new policy or renewing an existing one, you should...more

Public Policy Alert: Freedom of Information Act Ruling

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

A recent ruling regarding South Carolina’s Freedom of Information Act is one to note. It came on February 22 in DomainsNewMedia.com vs. Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce....more

Court Reaffirms CA Attorney General’s Demand for Donor List

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Donor information is expected to remain confidential. With an apparent thumbs up from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals once again upheld the position of the California Attorney General (AG)...more

Update: IRS Withdraws Proposed Regulations on Substantiation of Donations in Response to Taxpayer Comments

Back in September of 2015, the Treasury and IRS issued proposed regulations related to section 170(f)(8)(D) providing an alternate framework for substantiating charitable donations. The proposal would require a donee...more

Don’t Worry: The IRS Isn’t Asking Santa for your Donor’s SSNs

by Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP on

Recently, you may have received emails and alerts concerning proposed IRS regulations requiring charities to disclose donor Social Security Numbers ("SSN"). While donor privacy is a major concern, the proposed regulation...more

The IRS’ Proposed Regulations to Provide a Substitute to the “Contemporaneous Written Acknowledgment” Requirement: A Data Security...

by M. Robinson & Company, P.C. on

If you are a donor who makes a charitable gift of $250 or more, you need to obtain a “contemporaneous written acknowledgment” (CWA) letter from the recipient charitable organization to substantiate your donation and take the...more

Cybersecurity & Nonprofits: A Matter of Time?

The ever increasing cyber-attacks and data breaches targeting the private sector and government agencies, and the increased focus on cybersecurity plans and preparedness, may seem like remote risks for nonprofit...more

IRS Proposes Rules for Donee Charitable Donation Reporting

On September 16, 2015, the IRS issued proposed regulations concerning the time and manner for donee organizations to file information returns that report required information about charitable contributions. The proposed...more

Court Affirms California Attorney General’s Demand for Confidential Donor List

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Unwelcome news for charities concerned with donor confidentiality - A recent court ruling upheld the position of the California Attorney General (AG) requiring that charities located or operating in California provide a...more

Malware Incident at Mental Health Nonprofit Leads to $150K Settlement with OCR

by BakerHostetler on

As cyberattacks targeting the healthcare industry continue to escalate, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has published its first-ever resolution agreement stemming from an...more

HIPAA Settlement Continues to Emphasize the Importance of Security Policies and Procedures

A recently announced settlement between Anchorage Community Mental Health (“ACMHS”) and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) emphasizes, once again, the importance of compliance with...more

Perspectives - Trends and topics in not-for-profit management - September 2014

by Benesch on

In this Issue: - Not-for-Profit Volunteers: HIPAA Compliance & Training - Not-for-Profit Spotlight: Project Sunshine - 10 Ways to Lose Your Not-for-Profit Status - Economic Development...more

Last Minute Uncertainty for Registered Charities Under Canada’s Anti-Spam Law

by Bennett Jones LLP on

Canadian registered charities seeking to comply with Canada’s new anti-spam law (CASL) recently received some disappointing news. CASL is a very complex law and many important issues remain ambiguous and uncertain. Several...more

Perspectives - June 2014

by Benesch on

In This Issue: - Staying in Compliance While Giving or Receiving Electronic Health Record Systems - When Donations Cross the Line - House Bill 296 Signed into Law to Increase Access to Epinephrine Autoinjectors...more

So, You Want to Share Your Technical Cyber Threat Information with Your Neighbors?

by BakerHostetler on

Echoing guidance previously given to a nonprofit organization looking to exchange certain cybersecurity information, including exchanging actual real-time cyber threat and attack information, and others planning to exchange...more

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