Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) introduced legislation Nov. 5 to strengthen privacy protections for online consumers and minimize the amount of personal data companies can collect, maintain and disclose. The Online Privacy Act would also create user rights to access, correct or delete their data and decide how long companies can keep… Read more »

A federal court in Philadelphia recently dismissed a complaint that challenged requirements for physicians seeking to maintain certification set by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The lawsuit, brought by a group of internal medicine specialty physicians, alleged that ABIM illegally “tied” certification and re-certification in violation of the antitrust laws.  It also alleged… Read more »

Downward trends in charitable giving could be reversed if tax policy were changed to make the charitable deduction more widely available, according to a Nov. 3 report sponsored by Republican members of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC). While total annual giving to charities has risen in most years for the last half century, to $428… Read more »

Congressional leaders and the White House now support a stopgap continuing resolution that would fund the government until at least mid-December – setting up the possibility of another year-end government shutdown if negotiators can’t reach a fiscal 2020 spending agreement in the interim. With the House on recess this week, Congress will have eight days… Read more »