Attorneys not subject to Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act

first_imgAttorneys not subject to Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act May 15, 2004 Regular News Attorneys not subject to Gramm-Leach-Bliley Actcenter_img A federal judge has ruled that lawyers are not required to send government-mandated “privacy notices” to their clients, finding in favor of the ABA and the New York State Bar Association, which sued the Federal Trade Commission to stop enforcement of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act as it applies to the legal profession.U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia Reggie B. Walton agreed with ABA and NYSBA’s assertion that Congress never intended the privacy provisions to apply to lawyers.“Judge Walton’s decision has reaffirmed what lawyers’ groups have contended since the inception of GLBA — that there is no evidence that Congress ever intended the act to apply to lawyers,” said NYSBA President A. Thomas Levin. “Lawyers are already bound by strict codes of professional responsibility that govern their daily ethical and business behavior and provide far greater protection of a client’s personal information than this act requires of financial institutions.”ABA President Dennis W. Archer said the decision was a victory for the public interest and necessary in light of state regulation of the legal profession. He said an adverse ruling that would have required that lawyers send privacy notices to their clients would have created misunderstanding about the more stringent confidentiality rules that govern the traditional lawyer-client relationship.In its lawsuit filed in April 2001, NYSBA asserted that the FTC acted “arbitrarily and capriciously” in refusing to exempt lawyers from the regulation. It also said that GLBA, as it applies to lawyers, is unconstitutional under the 10th Amendment, which governs states’ rights. In the United States, only states have the ability to license lawyers; there is no federal entity that does so. NYSBA argued that without clear evidence of congressional intent, the court should not even address the question of whether the federal government has the authority to regulate this area.“We are gratified with the court’s well-reasoned decision,” said NYSBA past president Steven Krane, a partner at Proskauer Rose, which has served as pro bono counsel to NYSBA. “The ruling brings clarity, and hopefully finality, to an issue of significant importance to the legal community.”Also known as the Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999, GLBA requires financial institutions to provide “a clear disclosure to all their clients concerning their privacy policies” and to explain how they individually share information with affiliates and third parties. The act defines a “financial institution” as “any institution the business of which is engaging in financial activities within the meaning of the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956.” The FTC argued that lawyers engaged in such practice areas as tax planning and transactions, estate planning, real estate closings, and personal bankruptcy should be subject to GLBA.Last June, NYSBA won an important victory when the FTC and the U.S. Department of Justice agreed not to take action against lawyers who failed to take steps to notify clients of their privacy and information sharing policies by July 1 as mandated under GLBA. In August 2003, the court rejected the government’s request to dismiss the case. This ruling grants a final judgment to NYSBA.last_img read more

PREMIUMIndonesian homemakers face up to ten years in prison for sharing false information

first_imgKazahra Tanzania, a stay-at-home mother who lives in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, advised residents in a Facebook post to wear protective masks because she had heard that a man in the city who had recently visited China had been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus.The information, which she received from her brother who works at a local hospital, turned out to be false, and she quickly took down her post and issued an apology. “Apologies for my previous post, which has been troubling residents of Balikpapan,” she wrote.But panic had already been sown. Residents rushed to get masks to protect themselves after reading the post. Kazahra was detained by the police on Monday for allegedly spreading false information, which, according to the Electronic Information and Transactions (ITE) Law, carries three to ten years of imprisonment.“Maybe she meant well by warn… Linkedin ITE-Law Wuhan-coronavirus Wuhan-coronavirus-in-Indonesia housewives hoax misinformation LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Google Topics : Forgot Password ? Log in with your social account Facebooklast_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgUpdate on the latest in sports: In other developments related to the virus:— Cleveland State women’s basketball coach Chris Kielsmeier has tested positive for the coronavirus. CSU has issued a statement saying Kielsmeier is the first confirmed case of the virus at the school, as confirmed by Cuyahoga County health officials.— In Los Angeles, the Lakers, Clippers, Kings and Staples Center have joined together to set up a fund to provide financial help to all hourly arena workers impacted by the stoppage of games. The fund will help compensate for lost wages through the end of the NBA and NHL regular seasons. Payments will go to over 2,800 workers.— The United Center ownership and the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks say they will pay day-of-game employees through the end of their scheduled seasons. The NBA and NHL seasons have been suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement attributed to Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz and Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf, the teams say their employees “are family, and we will navigate this unprecedented situation together.”— Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche ownership Kroenke Sports & Entertainment says it will pay its part-time and hourly employees impacted by the cancellations due to the coronavirus outbreak for the next 30 days. The company also is calling on its vendors and partners to do the same. KSE has suspended all events at the Pepsi Center, home of the Nuggets and Avalanche, Paramount Theatre, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, home of the Colorado Rapids, and the 1STBANK Center for 30 days. — Falcons fullback Keith Smith has agreed to a three-year contract extension rather than test the free agent market that opens Wednesday. Smith started five games and led the team with eight special teams tackles last season after playing all 16 games for the 2018 Raiders.— The Lions have re-signed long snapper Don Muhlbach, giving him a chance to play in his 17th NFL season. He is second on Detroit’s career list with 244 games played.MLB-NEWSNats release StricklandWASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals have released relief pitcher Hunter Strickland in a series of moves by the reigning World Series champs. — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (shin-zoh AH’-bay) says his country still intends to host the Olympic Games in Tokyo as planned. He says the virus outbreak hasn’t reached a point in Japan that requires him to declare a national emergency like the United States and parts of Europe. Abe says Japan is continuing to “coordinate well” with the International Olympic Committee. President Donald Trump suggested this week that Japan should consider postponing the Olympics, which are scheduled to open July 24.— The Pac-12 Conference has canceled all spring sports and championships following a meeting of conference executives and athletic directors. The conference also announced that all organized team activities are not allowed until at least March 29, when that decision will be revisited. The smaller Southland Conference also announced a similar move.— The ECHL board of governors approved the cancellation of the remainder of the season. The professional hockey league has 26 teams in the United States and Canada.— The XFL says a player with the Seattle Dragons has tested positive for coronavirus. The fledgling football league says the unidentified player reported his symptoms to team medical staff on Tuesday and has been in quarantine ever since. He was tested for COVID-19 and received the result Friday.— A leading executive at a relegation-threatened Premier League team has called for the English soccer season to be abandoned, saying officials were in “dreamland” if they thought play could resume early next month after games were suspended amid the coronavirus outbreak. In a column in The Sun newspaper, West Ham vice-chair Karren Brady wrote that “The only fair and reasonable thing to do is declare the whole season null and void.” West Ham is in 16th place in the 20-team division. The Premier League said it hopes to be back up and running, if possible, by the weekend of April 3-4 – meaning two rounds will have been missed – but Brady sees that prospect as unlikely. Redskins give franchise tag to ScherffUNDATED (AP) — The Washington Redskins have placed the franchise tag on three-time Pro Bowl guard Brandon Scherff as they attempt to keep him in the fold next season.The team didn’t designate the exclusive, franchise tag on Scherff, meaning he can still talk to other teams. Washington would have the right to match another offer or receive two first-round picks as compensation.The 28-year-old Scherff was the fifth overall pick in the 2015 draft and has been a force for Washington when healthy.In other NFL news: Strickland was expected to stabilize Washington’s bullpen after being acquired from Seattle at the July 31 trade deadline last season, but he recorded a 5.14 ERA in 21 innings over 24 appearances for the Nationals. He didn’t pitch for the Nats during the postseason.The Nationals also dropped David Hernandez, who surrendered five earned runs over 2 1/3 innings over four appearances this spring.IDITARODIditarod mushes on; fans being urged to skip finish in NomeANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — As Iditarod mushers drove their dog teams across Alaska on Saturday, race officials scrambled to make last minute changes prompted by concerns over the new coronavirus, including asking fans not to fly to Nome for the finish. A person with direct knowledge of the situation says Pistons forward Christian Wood has contracted the virus and is feeling fine. The team confirmed it had a player who tested positive without revealing his name.Wood’s diagnosis was revealed one week after he played against the Utah Jazz, spending much of that night matched up with Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’). The NBA opted to suspend its season Wednesday, immediately after Gobert became the first league player to test positive.Jazz teammate Donovan Mitchell also has tested positive.Wood was enjoying a breakout season, averaging career highs of 13.1 points and 6.3 rebounds while starting 12 of 62 games. He’s been exception over his last 10 games, providing 24.2 points and 9.8 rebounds per contest.Meanwhile, Gobert has donated $500,000 to support health services in the U.S. and France and employees of the team impacted by the coronavirus. His donation was announced by the Jazz, who said some of the money will go to COVID 19-related social services relief in Utah, Oklahoma City and within the French health care system. — The Chinese soccer team that was originally stuck in Spain because of the outbreak is going back home to try to avoid its rapid spread in Europe. Wuhan Zall was expected to return to China on Saturday, nearly 1 1/2 months after it arrived in Spain for preseason training. The team had not been able to leave because of the restrictions in China but expedited its departure because of the worsening situation in Spain. Confirmed coronavirus infections have reached nearly 6,000 people in Spain and the government has declared a two-week state of emergency.— The Italian soccer players’ association says it is “saddened and outraged” that clubs are still calling on their players to attend training sessions. In a statement, the players’ association notes that “some clubs” are bringing in players to train in small groups, “or, even worse, for daily checks of their temperature.” Italy is the European country hit worst by the virus, where the number of virus cases climbed to over nearly 20,000, with more than 1,000 deaths.— The International Triathlon Union has suspended all competitions and activities from Monday to the end of April. Major events postponed include the second world series event in Bermuda on April 18-19, and four World Cups in the United States, New Zealand, Brazil and Mexico.— The Edinburgh Marathon that was to take place on May 24 has been postponed. Race director Neil Kilgour said a new date for the marathon in the Scottish capital is expected to be announced on Monday.— The men’s curling world championships in Scotland have been canceled, along with the mixed and senior events in Canada.center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSPistons’ Wood tests positive for coronavirusUNDATED (AP) — Another NBA player has tested positive for the coronavirus. March 15, 2020 — German cyclist Maximilian Schachmann has won the Paris-Nice race in a rare case of a sporting event still going ahead amid the coronavirus pandemic. COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NEWSPitino returning to college hoopsUNDATED (AP) — Rick Pitino is a college basketball coach once again.Pitino has accepted the head coaching position at Iona, three years after being forced to leave Louisville. Officials late Friday night urged race fans, especially those from out of state, to skip the finish this week. City officials in Nome followed most other Alaska cities in closing or limiting access to most public buildings in wake of the state’s first positive test, that of a man from outside the United States. The man was tested Thursday at an Anchorage hospital after earlier arriving in the city on a private cargo plane.The Iditarod had previously postponed post-race events in Nome, including the musher’s banquet and an annual meet-and-greet with mushers.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Pitino was the first coach to take three different schools to the NCAA Final Four, doing it with Louisville, Kentucky and Providence. He won national championships with the 2013 Cardinals and 1996 Wildcats, although his Louisville title was vacated over NCAA violations involving the team’s director of basketball operations.The 67-year-old Pitino has a 770-271 overall record in college. He replaces Tim Cluess, who resigned Friday for health reasons after 10 seasons and six NCAA Tournament appearances.In other college basketball news:— Freshman Brycen Goodine is transferring from Syracuse after averaging just nine minutes and 1.9 points this past season. He appeared in 23 of the Orange’s 32 games and hit just three of his 23 3-point attempts.NFL-NEWS Associated Press last_img read more

DD Motoring: Why you’ve got to see the Ford C-Max

first_imgThis week Ford C-max Donegal Daily Motoring Correspondent Brian McDaid reviews the Ford C Max in a style that only our Brian can do – starting with a song! Letterkenny, Here I ComeRight back where I started fromWhere bowers of flowersBloom in the springEach morning at dawningBirdies sing at everythingA sunkissed miss said don’t be lateThat’s why I can hardly waitOpen up that golden gateLetterkenny, Here I ComeI know by now that my mother Mary Ellen changed the location name on this song from California to Letterkenny but I’ll always recall this version on summer trips. That’s the song we always sang when we returned to Letterkenny as soon as we saw the spire of the chapel coming into view. They were the days without radios in cars when you made your own music. Advertisement Underneath the treesIn the days before Satellite Navigation, a group of old sycamore trees on the corner of the old Ballyraine Road no longer used which is now a part of a small town park near the Ballyraine School was our sure sign we were heading to the beech in Rathmullan.On board was a load of wanes, a ball, maybe a dog, a towel and swimming trunks already on to save time when you arrived at the beech. Shortly after we turned at the bridge in Ramelton, my father would start to sing “The Maid of the Sweet Brownknowe” which we would join on so we would be in full chorus which we would roar out of us as we passed by the Browneknowe National School at the top of the small break, knowing well that we soon could see the sea for the first time at the end of the next long straight which meant we soon would be in Rathmullan.Road trips Advertisement The lines of the New Ford C-Max against the evening sun in Donegal. Photo Brian McDaidIn them days we fitted into cars whichever way we could, old red leatherette seats welding themselves to your legs in the summer heat. Now it’s the cars that fit around peoples needs. Henry Ford’s surname is still in the logo of the blue oval Ford badge, it’s the Ford Cmax Titanium we are testing this week. Its loaded with extras that make life so easy for its driver and passengers. For a car that doesn’t look that big on the outside has acres of space in the inside. It has seats for five or if the wanes have grown long legs that dig into the back of your seat in a normal car.The Ford C-Max has the answer, not unlike my mother changing the location name of the song in less than a minute the middle seat in the back is stacked in the boot and the two remaining seats can be adjusted back and inwards to give loads of both leg-room and elbow room. This leaves the car one of the most comfortable four-seater available in this configuration. Add to this the massive sunroof which is ideal for Donegal weather in that you feel as if it opened with a great view of the sky above but you still have the benefit of the heater and climate condition with it closed.Some cars make big statements on the outside to say they look like they could go off road or climb mountains or have roof rails to suggest that their passengers are away every other weekend on massive adventures. The C-Max looks at things from a different angle they look from the inside out. Sitting slightly higher than the norm the C-Max makes everyday things like getting in and out of the car so easy. When you sit behind the wheel the driving position seems so perfect. The view out the massive front windscreen gives it driver a great safe view of the road.The Ford Badge on the latest Ford C-Max which has great memories of Fords in years gone by. Photo Brian Mc DaidThe C-Max we are driving this week has the 1.5 cc 95 brake horse power version which in diesel form has loads of torque and matched up with a six speed gearbox and cruise control the car is both nippy and very economical. You can still sing away on a road trip in the new Ford C-Max, (the Von Trapps, we are not), but nowadays the sound of the DAB radio and speakers everywhere might have a crisper tone to it. The sat nav on this car lets you know exactly where in the world you are at any given minute and also will advise you on what the speed limits are. When we were wanes we wanted everyone to know we were in the car heading away for a spin with our elbow out the window looking for someone we could wave at. Now our passengers are happier to sit behind privacy glass, which this Ford C-Max caters for perfectly.In the Summer of ’67 my father got his first brand new Ford Anglia Van, well it really belonged to the ESB. I remember sitting in it behind the wheel pretending to be driving away at it as it sat outside the house on our holidays in Clonmany. That’s where he was stationed, so in them days that was where you ended up on your holidays. Although we also had a Standard 8 which was the name of a family car back then, We “unofficially” went everywhere in the van sitting in the back on top of the two mudguards keeping a low profile. I still can remember that new car smell all them years ago of fresh paint and leatherette seats in that old van. 50 years on and the Fords are still with us and that new car smell is still the same in this Ford C-Max. The fabric is different and the comfort is worlds apart but the nostalgia is still in the air, and as I just go to print our Donegal Summer weather ticks another box and frightens me as the heavens open and a thunderstorm batters off the glass roof on a summers day. The massive sunroof great for looking at the sky in listening to the rain pelting down in the same Donegal Summers day. Photo Brian McDaidIt reminds me of sitting in my father new Anglia van all them years ago and the same thing happen but the noise was twice as bad as it echoed off the panels and roof of the van.Happy Motoring FolksThe middle seat in the C-max stored away in the boot which gives is back seat passengers loads of room. Photo Brian McDaid.DD Motoring: Why you’ve got to see the Ford C-Max was last modified: May 10th, 2018 by Brian McDaidShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Brian McDaidFord C Maxmotoringlast_img read more