Man Vaping
  • Age Verification, Legislation

FDA Releases Deeming Rule, Uncertainty Remains

The deeming rule subjects these categories of “tobacco products” to the applicable provisions, requirements, and regulations associated with The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C), as amended by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (TCA)....

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Outside the Law
  • Legislation, Internet Fraud

Thinking Outside the Law

When it comes to business, shouldn’t business owners do all they can do protect both their investment (the business) and their customers? After all, there are no laws or regulations that mandate security cameras, alarms or even locks on doors…but most businesses have these physical security devices in place.

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Family Savings
  • Identity Verification, Legislation

New Guidance on CIP Rule Application for Prepaid Cards

Last week FinCEN (the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network) and federal banking agencies released new guidance for how the CIP (customer identification program) requirements of the Patriot Act are to be applied to prepaid cards.

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Mannequins on Display
  • Identity Verification, Legislation

Synthetic IDs and the REAL ID Act

Earlier this year Jeh C. Johnson, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the final phase of implementation for the REAL ID Act. His announcement sets a timetable for when airline passengers will be impacted if IDs issues by their state are not compliant with the act...

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Doctor Consulting a Patient
  • Legislation

Clarification for Consumer Access of PHI provided by HHS

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) released new guidance this month providing clarification regarding individuals’ right under HIPAA to access their own Protected Health Information (PHI). The guidance from OCR did not provide any new rules, but rather focused on providing greater clarity...

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