IRS Work Plan Includes Focus on Political Activity

The IRS intends to expand its focus on section 501(c)(4), (5) and (6) organizations to look at issues including political activity, inurement and the extent of compliance with the requirements for tax exemption by organizations that self-identify. The project is part of the work plan for fiscal year 2011 released Dec. 15 by the IRS… Read more »

ASACP Helps Parents Monitor Phone Apps

LAS VEGAS - MARCH 23: A new Samsung Galaxy S Android smartphone is displayed at the International CTIA Wireless 2010 convention at the Las Vegas Convention Center March 23, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CTIA is the international association for the wireless telecommunications industry. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to online child protection.  ASACP helps parents prevent children from viewing age-restricted material online with its Restricted To Adults (RTA) Website Label, and last Monday announced its newest label. ASACP announced that it has expanded its RTA label to mobile devices with… Read more »

American Water Works Assn Explains Value of Membership

“Associations come into being because they allow individuals and organizations to accomplish together what they cannot accomplish alone.  We not only accomplish more together, we accomplish it more efficiently.” “It should not surprise any of us that utilities are closely scrutinizing every cost they incur these days nor that a number of utility programs and… Read more »

Energy & Commerce Committee to Debate Privacy Bills in 112th Congress

US Representative Joe Barton (R-TX) listens to testimony during a hearing on Developments in Synthetic Genomics and Implications for Health and Energy by the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 27, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SCI TECH)

The impact of the 2010 election on policy will continue to be determined over the next few weeks, but the impact on Internet privacy legislation is already being felt.  Congressman Rick Boucher (D-VA), the author of Internet privacy legislation and current chair of the relevant subcommittee, was defeated in his reelection.  In addition, with the… Read more »

Energy & Commerce Committee to Debate Privacy Bills in 112th Congress

US Representative Joe Barton (R-TX) listens to testimony during a hearing on Developments in Synthetic Genomics and Implications for Health and Energy by the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 27, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SCI TECH)

The impact of the 2010 election on policy will continue to be determined over the next few weeks, but the impact on Internet privacy legislation is already being felt.  Congressman Rick Boucher (D-VA), the author of Internet privacy legislation and current chair of the relevant subcommittee, was defeated in his reelection.  In addition, with the… Read more »