Pharmaceutical Regulation & ComplianceFrom a law enforcement standpoint, Senator Sessions appears to be most focused on prescription drug abuse, rather than the technical, regulatory issues implicated in, for example, off-label promotion cases. His legislative efforts in this area have centered on increasing penalties for violations of federal laws that criminalize the use of fraud or deception in obtaining pharmaceutical products, and prohibiting the internet sale of controlled substances without a prescription. Senator Sessions supports improving treatment for addiction but believes that tougher prosecution of drug traffickers, as well as pharmacists and doctors, is more important in stopping the current epidemic of opioid abuse. He has criticized “Big Pharma” in statements on the floor of the Senate during debates surrounding the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). … [Read more...] about White Collar Crime Law Enforcement in a Trump Justice Department – 8 Predictions
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Lederman points to the interceding of a recent al-Qaida attempt to board a bomb on a jetliner. “It shows that al-Qaida and other individuals still have a desire to attack the U.S. with weapons of mass destruction and cyberweapons,” he says. “It’s a very concerning situation—the marriage of individuals with destructive power.” … [Read more...] about Insider Threats: Experts Try to Balance the Constitution with Law Enforcement to Find Terrorists
Local authorities were stumped when an anonymous person sent nine bomb threats via email to Timberline High School in Washington state. The perpetrator had masked his online identity. The FBI was able to hack the 15-year-old suspect’s computer by placing a fake news article about the threats on his MySpace page. When the perpetrator clicked on it, the FBI secretly installed malware on the teen’s computer that revealed identifying information. … [Read more...] about US increasingly uses malware in law enforcement, expert says; should a warrant be required?
Pat Gibson holds a drawing of Meadow Pollack, a victim of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, as she stands outside of the school as part of a nationwide protest against gun violence, Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. Organizers say nearly 3,000 walkouts are set in the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged following the massacre of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) … [Read more...] about Southern California students walk out to honor Parkland victims, press for change in gun laws, improved school safety
The Rule does not define the term “actual knowledge,” but the FTC said that an operator has “actual knowledge” of a user’s age if the site or service asks for — and receives — information from the user that allows it to determine the user’s age. From article titled “Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule: Not Just for Kids’ Sites” published by the FTC in April 2013]. Examples: (a) an operator who asks for a date of birth on a site’s registration page has “actual knowledge” as defined by COPPA if a user responds with a year that suggests the user is under 13, or (b) an operator may also have “actual knowledge” based on answers to “age-identifying” questions like the following: “What grade are you in?” or “What type of school do you go to? (a) elementary; (b) middle; (c) high school; (d) college.” … [Read more...] about Guide to Compliance with the Amended Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule