Mar 082023
 March 8, 2023  Posted by  Business, Healthcare, Laws, U.S.

Jill McKeon reports: US Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) introduced the Upholding Protections for Health and Online Location Data (UPHOLD) Privacy Act, aimed at preventing the use of health data for advertising purposes. If passed, the UPHOLD Privacy Act would prohibit the use of “personally identifiable health data collected [Read More…]

Mar 062023
 March 6, 2023  Posted by  Court, Govt, Healthcare, Laws, U.S., Workplace

Larry Celona, Bernadette Hogan, and Bruce Golding report: New York court workers must be rehired — and given back pay with interest — if they were fired because they refused to get the COVID-19 vaccine, the state’s Public Employment Relations Board has ruled. Under terms of the decision issued last month, the Unified Court [Read More…]

Mar 062023
 March 6, 2023  Posted by  Business, Featured News, Govt, Healthcare, Laws, Online, U.S.

Katherine Tangalakis-Lippert reports: As abortion bans across the nation are implemented and enforced, law enforcement is turning to social media platforms to build cases to prosecute women seeking abortions or abortion-inducing medication – and online platforms like Google and Facebook are helping. This spring, a woman named Jessica Burgess and her daughter [Read More…]