Clemson University required students to submit sexual history or face disciplinary action. One questions the HIPAA compliance for the survey when student names are linked to sexual history. What protections are in place to comply with HIPAA? How long have those protections been in place?
Requests for comments from Clemson about the HIPAA compliance for this program have not been answered.
You can read more about the potential penalties for HIPAA violations here.
A copy of a receipt signed by Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy with only a 20 cent tip went up on eBay Saturday morning. The bidding started at, you guessed it, 20 cents.
The real question here is, what kind of establishment decides they don’t like you, your attitude or your tip, they’ll out you online? Why would anyone patronize an establishment that does not respect the privacy and rights of their customers? Displaying your customers bill and credit card receipt online is despicable.
The real question here is an issue of the contracts between Visa/Mastercard/American Express and the establishment that is requiring you to hand over your credit card information?
Visa’s contract with the merchant seems to requiree that the receipt be deposited [1, page 12]
For example the Visa guidelines state:
Create two transaction receipts, one for the deposit and one for the balance . Write, print out, or stamp “Deposit” or “Balance,” as appropriate, on the receipt .
- Keep all material containing account numbers—whether on paper or electronically—in a secure area accessible to only selected personnel . Merchants with paper receipts should be extremely careful during the storage or transfer of this sensitive information . Merchants should at all times:
- – Promptly provide the drafts to their acquirer .
- – Destroy all copies of the drafts that are not delivered to the acquirer . [p 14]
It would appear that YPT Philadelphia is violating the terms of the Visa agreement. Mastercard and American Express have similar terms.
Listen to the IRS state: “Wherever we can, we follow the law”. How about follow the law period? Or is that an acceptable answer for taxpayers? “Wherever I can, I follow the law”?
Ocala Florida Treads on Don’t Tread on Me Flag. See more
Boyton Beach Police officers act unprofessionally and probably illegally by pulling a gun on citizens for recording an encounter. Where is the training in the Boyton Beach Florida Police Department?
Cops again don’t understand the Constitution and the Law:
The complexity of modern federal criminal law, codified in several thousand sections of the United States Code and the virtually infinite variety of factual circumstances that might trigger an investigation into a possible violation of the law, make it difficult for anyone to know, in advance, just when a particular set of statements might later appear (to a prosecutor) to be relevant to some such investigation. Supreme Court Justice Breyer
Estimates of the current size of the body of federal criminal law vary. It has been reported that the Congressional Research Service cannot even count the current number of federal crimes. These laws are scattered in over 50 titles of the United States Code, encompassing roughly 27,000 pages. Worse yet, the statutory code sections often incorporate, by reference, the provisions and sanctions of administrative regulations promulgated by various regulatory agencies under congressional authorization. Estimates of how many such regulations exist are even less well settled, but the ABA thinks there are ”nearly 10,000.” James Duane, a professor at Regent Law School