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Congress Considers TRACED Act- An Increased Effort Against Illegal Robocalls

Savvy Scammers May Put Bipartisan Robocall Bill to Test (1) By Alexis Kramer and Sara Merken   Still, others say the measure is a positive step that, combined with FCC, industry, and other efforts, could help reduce unwanted robocalls. The bill is “one part of the solution, by strengthening enforcement and allowing carriers to block some calls,” Michelle… Read More

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Data Breach Combat: How Companies are Changing their Privacy Policies

FACING INEVITABLE DATA BREACHES AND NEW PRIVACY LAWS, COMPANIES SHIFT FOCUS TO RESPONSE MARCH 4, 2019 By Tyler Sonnemaker Medill Reports Companies, cybersecurity professionals, and policymakers alike have started paying more attention to how breach victims respond to an incident. “Companies are recognizing that they need to be prompt in disclosing the breaches,” said Michelle Cohen,… Read More

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GamblingCompliance quotes James Trusty following the DOJ’s recent Wire Act Compliance Extension

Judge’s Objection Leads To Wire Act Compliance Extension  4TH MAR 2019 | WRITTEN BY: TONY BATT James Trusty, an attorney with Ifrah Law in Washington, D.C. who led DOJ’s organized crime and gangs section from 2011 to 2018, welcomed the deadline extension. Ifrah Law is representing the iDevelopment and Economic Association (iDEA), which is seeking to intervene… Read More

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Michelle Cohen is Quoted by Law.com regarding Facebook’s In-App Purchase Policies

Complaint Against Facebook Offers Platforms a Chance to Update In-App Purchase Policies By Caroline Spiezio Michelle Cohen, a member attorney at Ifrah Law, said platforms that do wish to include games with in-app purchases could cap the amount children can spend in the game and notify parents when charges hit a set limit. “I don’t think… Read More

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Jeff Ifrah to Present on DOJ’s Recent Wire Act Opinion in Webinar Hosted by the North American Gaming Regulators Association

On February 19, 2019, Jeff Ifrah and George Rover (Managing Partner, Princeton Global Strategies) will present a webinar, moderated by Robert Moncrief, Jr. (Deputy Chief, Technical Services Bureau, NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement) and hosted by the North American Gaming Regulators Association (NAGRA). The webinar will focus on the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal… Read More

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Michigan’s Path to Legalized Online Gaming

Michigan remains on the cusp of becoming another cutting-edge state to allow legal online gaming. Evidence has shown that states who legalize online gaming reap the reward of millions of dollars in annual tax revenues. This money benefits local economies by creating new jobs and wages for state industry employees and intrinsically allows brick and… Read More

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Super Bowl Shines Light on the Realities of Legal Sports Betting

The evolution of legal sports betting continues to be a hot topic. With the Super Bowl quickly approaching, market research shows gamblers are traveling across state lines to legally place their bets on sporting events. States that offer legal sports betting rely heavily on software platforms that prevent interstate betting, fraud, and underage gambling to… Read More

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Jessica Feil quoted by Law360 in DOJ Wire Act Opinion Article

In Reversal, DOJ Says Wire Act Applies To All Online Gaming By Mike Curly Law360 (January 15, 2019, 4:46 PM EST) — The Department of Justice on Monday broadened restrictions on online gaming, saying the Wire Act’s prohibitions against interstate gambling apply to non-sports betting, in a decision that is likely to see pushback from states… Read More