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The Affordable Care Act Is Unconstitutional? What Now?

Jeff Becker December 20, 2018
In an opinion published late last Friday, Northern Texas District Court Judge Reed O’Connor declared the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — in its entirety — unconstitutional and invalid. The media frenzy that followed was frantic. The response on the stock market was also swift: Healthcare stocks were pummeled in after-hours trading Friday, and the beating continued throughout […]
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Marriott Breach: Starwood Hacker Gains Access To 500 Million Customer Records

Jeff Pollard November 30, 2018
Another Friday, Another Breach Announcement Today, Marriott announced that it uncovered four-plus years of a previously unknown, unexpected, and unauthorized data breach that includes travel details, passport numbers, and credit card data. Five hundred million customers found out this morning when Marriott announced a multiyear breach dating back to 2014. Longstanding defects in Starwood’s database and network […]
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Predictions 2019: Retailers Must Invest In Digital To Navigate Change And Foster Loyalty

Fiona Swerdlow November 7, 2018
Digital is the rocket fuel for retail’s growth. But that growth requires retailers and brands to keep up — and step up — how quickly they evolve in terms of people, processes, products, and more. On top of all that, in 2019 we’ll see factors such as global economies, trade barriers, rising wages, and marketplaces pack a […]
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Join Us To Learn How To Embrace Privacy And Set Your Firm Apart In Your Customers’ Eyes

Enza Iannopollo September 12, 2018
We know it: Customers are increasingly demanding protection for and control over their data. Firms that meet and exceed these expectations are recognizing and treating privacy as a value; they’ve successfully created a business reputation for privacy and security and thus inspire customer trust. As a result, their customers are more likely to choose to […]
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Regulators Will Fine Facebook Only A Small Amount, But The Size Matters Less Than You Think . . . At Least This Time

Enza Iannopollo July 11, 2018
The UK data protection authority — the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) — has announced that it will fine Facebook £500,000 for its involvement in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, has defined this investigation as the most important in the history of the ICO. While many might be disappointed at such a small fine — and […]
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Celebrate Data Privacy Day By Learning More About Your Consumers’ Privacy Attitude And Behaviors

Enza Iannopollo January 30, 2018
When growing demand for more transparent information and control over personal data meets new rights and safeguards that enable consumers and employees just to do that, it’s an event to celebrate — especially on Data Privacy Day. Many firms around the world are working hard to make the May deadline, when supervisory authorities will start […]
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Digital Advertising And Marketing Under The GDPR: A Question Of How, Not If

Samantha Merlivat December 6, 2017
The May 25th deadline announces a period great reckoning for data-driven marketing in Europe. The question marketers ask me most often is “Can we continue to do this…” or in other words, will this type of activity be allowed under the GDPR? But often, with this Regulation, the question is not whether you can or […]
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