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Beecher Carlson’s Erin Lynch Named Women to Watch Honoree

Beecher Carlson Insurance Services, LLC (“Beecher Carlson”), a specialized large account insurance broker, announced that Business Insurance has named Erin…

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Using an Enterprise Risk Management Approach to Limit Ransomware Threats in Healthcare

By Barbara Youngberg Healthcare organizations are becoming increasingly mindful of the risks associated with cyber-attacks caused by ransomware. These attacks,…

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Beecher Carlson Participates in Long Island RIMS Panel

On Tuesday, September 26, 2017, Beecher Carlson along with the law firm Satterlee Stephens participated in what can be described…

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Beecher Carlson Receives Multiple Captive Review Awards

Beecher Carlson Insurance Services, LLC (“Beecher Carlson”), a specialized large account insurance broker, has been awarded both the Risk Consulting…

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Is Your Website ADA Compliant?

In a June 2017 ruling, Juan Carlos Gil v. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., the court held that having a website that is inaccessible to the visually impaired violates Title III of the Americas with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). After a significant push by the Plaintiff’s bar, this decision by the Southern District Court of Florida awarded a visually impaired customer a major victory in his challenge for accommodation – the first ruling of its kind. In light of the recent court ruling, website owners should evaluate the level of accessibility of their websites. Failure to comply with ADA regulation may result in more litigation.

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Beyond GDPR: Data Localization Laws Abroad

Globalization and technology development have enabled the significant expansion of international business opportunities; however, some national governments are attempting to exert control over the increasingly porous technological barriers between countries.

The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), which takes effect on May 25, 2018, will require all companies in the EU involved in the processing of personal data to comply with an expanded scope of data privacy protection. A number of other countries, including China, Russia, India, and Brazil, have also introduced similar regulations. Though perhaps lesser-known than GDPR, these regulations nonetheless require significant compliance.

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