The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently announced another settlement involving investigations under its Right of Access Initiative. This settlement, the sixteenth such agreement under the Initiative (and one of the most interesting), involves San Diego-based Sharp HealthCare, doing business as Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers (SRMC). In the settlement, OCR alleged that it received a
The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced on November 5, 2019, that it inadvertently had allowed the Social Security numbers of 3,200 California drivers to be accessed by unauthorized individuals in other state and federal agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service, the Small Business Administration, and the district attorneys’ offices in Santa Clara and…
The Uniform Law Commission is set to vote on a draft Uniform Regulation of Virtual Currency Businesses Act at its upcoming annual meeting in San Diego beginning on July 14th. As numerous states and federal regulators have already begun the process of regulating virtual currencies through “money transmitter” statutes or related legislation, the uniform act attempts to establish model standards for the regulation of business activities tailored to virtual currencies.
Specifically, the uniform act would regulate businesses whose products and services include: (1) the exchange of virtual currencies for cash, bank deposits, or other virtual currencies; (2) the transfer from one customer to another of virtual currencies; or (3) certain custodial or fiduciary services in which the property or assets being controlled or managed include virtual currency. The act includes several exemptions from regulation for banks, securities brokers, personal or household purchases, blockchain data miners and others.
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