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TAKE STEPS TO PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS DATA

In the United States, regulation of data is hodgepodge at best. There is not yet comprehensive federal or state legislation covering the production, use or protection of data. While there are laws concerning specific types of information (e.g., HIPAA), and emerging policy statements or “best practices” being adopted by trade or industry groups or, in some cases by government agencies, most of these programs are aimed at protecting personal information of customers or users. There is another business purpose though that...

PRESIDENT LAUNCHES WATER FINANCE CENTER

Last Friday, the Obama Administration announced an important step to facilitate much needed private sector investment in the nation’s drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities. The newly created Water Finance Center at the Environmental Protection Agency will help spur public private partnerships and help state and local governments to get more projects off the ground. The Administration also announced proposed tax incentives so that state and local governments can work more easily with the private sector to get projects underway,...

STRATEGIES FOR THE 2015 PROXY SEASON

During the past decade, the length of proxy statements has doubled – from an average of 30 pages to now 60 pages. Though SEC – mandated enhanced disclosure requirements account for much of it, the increase is also due to the fact that the proxy statement now serves multiple audiences: Shareholder Activists seek a forum for both political and social causes as part of a broader strategy; Institutional Shareholders seek to exert influence to hold companies accountable for what they...