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PIA Supports House, Senate FAX Bills
Two bills that would eliminate a rule set to take effect next year requiring businesses to obtain written permission before sending "advertisement" faxes to ...
PIA Endorses Junk Fax Prevention Act of 2004
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2004 - The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents is supporting the Junk Fax Protection Act of 2004, saying the...
FAX Bill Headed for House Vote This Week
A bill that would eliminate a rule set to take effect next year requiring businesses to obtain written permission before sending "advertisement" faxes to ...
Senate Committee Approves FAX Bill
Last week, the full House and the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee both approved the Junk Fax Prevention Act of 2004, (H.R. 4600/S. ...
Why PIA Supports the Junk FAX Protection Act
Congress is debating a bill that would modify a rule set to take effect next year requiring businesses to obtain written permission before sending...
Privacy Tools Kit to be Unveiled on www.PIANET.com
By Timothy K. KovacDirector of Business and Compliance AffairsPIA National The advancement of technology over the years has dramatically changed the way ...
PIA of Wisconsin Warns on Identity Theft
The dangers of identity theft hit home recently for one member of the PIA family. Heather Falk, member benefits coordinator at PIA of Wisconsin, recently...
FCC Grants Six-Month Stay of Proposed FAX Regulations
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted a six-month stay, to July 1, 2005, in a proposed regulation that would require businesses to obtain ...
PIA Privacy Tools Kit Now Available
The updated "Privacy Compliance Tools Kit for the Independent Insurance Agency" is now available. The kit is password protected, so members will need their ...
Junk Fax Prevention Act Stalls in Congress
The United States House of Representatives failed to pass the Junk Fax Prevention Act of 2004. This bill was introduced to counter regulations imposed by...
FTC Issues Final Regs on CAN-SPAM
On December 16, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published its final regulations on the CAN-SPAM Act. The final FTC regulations focus on determining the ...
Communication Form to Obtain Consent for FAX
[Editor's note: On July 9, 2005 President Bush signed the Junk Fax Prevention Act of 2005 (S. 714) into law. The bill maintains the "established...
ChoicePoint Pressed to Explain Breach, Specter Promises Senate Hearings
ChoicePoint, one of the nation's largest sellers of private consumer data, has been asked by California's attorney general to explain how it handled a ...
Bank of America Says Records of 1.2 Million Federal Employees Lost
On February 25, Bank of America announced that computer data tapes containing personal cardholder information including names, Social Security numbers, ...
States Move to Regulate Use of "Black Boxes" in Vehicles
Legislation regulating the use of information from a motor vehicle "black box," a computer chip that stores information on speed and seat belt use, is...
MetLife to Include ID Theft Policy Enhancement
MetLife Auto & Home has announced that it will be the first homeowners insurer in the U.S. to include identity theft resolution services on all...
FCC Clarifies Do-Not-Call Rules to the Detriment of Insurance Agents
Requests made by consumers to be put on company do-not-call lists must be kept for five years. The five-year retention period is applicable to...
PIA Members: Contact Congress & the FCC to Fix the July 1 Fax Dilemma
The Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) new regulation governing fax communications is set to take effect on July 1, 2005. In its current form, this...
July 1 Compliance Deadline for "Do-Not-Fax" Regulations Approaching
Despite the fact that PIA is petitioning the FCC/FTC to make further changes on this rule and we're pressing Congress for a legislative fix,...
Congress Passes "Junk Fax Prevention Act of 2005"
The United States Congress voted for passage of S. 714, with the Senate passing the bill on June 24 and the House following suit on...
PIA National Petitions FCC for Change In "Do Not Call"
S. 714 (see related story) has no effect on the current Do-Not-Call rules, which still preclude an agent from calling a current client beyond an...
President Bush Signs Bill Maintaining EBR for FAXes
On Saturday, July 9, the President signed the Junk Fax Prevention Act of 2005 (S. 714) into law. The bill maintains the "established business relationship"...
ChoicePoint Needs Agency Users to Sign FTC Form, PIA-Suggested Changes Made
As a part of its formal settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on a previous data security issue that arose in California, ChoicePoint is...
Agents Sue ChoicePoint Over Sale of Information
The Latin American Agents Association said two of its agent representatives have filed a lawsuit against ChoicePoint alleging the company failed to protect ...
PIA Consumer Alert: Protect Yourself Against ID Theft
How would you feel if you were stopped for a traffic violation and suddenly found yourself being handcuffed and taken to jail for a crime...
FTC Approves New Rules for CAN-SPAM Act
The Federal Trade Commission has approved four new rule provisions under the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003 ...
ALERT! Cyber threat to Apple iOS Devices
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on November 13 issued an ALERT on a cyber-threat to Apple iOS devices...