REGULATIONS AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

Communications Concerning Regulations and Government Agencies

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requires that any information affecting the value of a security be made known to the owner and to the SEC.

The National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI), maintains the highest legal and ethical standards to ensure fair and full disclosure, access to information, server the interests of the stakeholders, keep confidential information – confidential and exercise independent professional judgment.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) deals with unfair methods of competition in commerce, and unfair acts and practices, all of which are illegal.

Written Information Security Policies (WISP) This regulation establishes minimum standards to be met in connection with the safeguarding of personal information contained in both paper and electronic records.
Further purposes are to:

  • Ensure the security and confidentiality of such information in a manner consistent with industry standards
  • Protect against anticipated threats or hazards to the security or integrity of such information
  • Protect against unauthorized access to or use of such information in a manner that creates a substantial risk of identity theft or fraud against such residents

HIPPA Privacy Law – Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information establishes a set of national standards for the protection of certain health information.

The Privacy Rule standards address the use and disclosure of individuals’ health information—called “protected health information” by organizations subject to the Privacy Rule — called “covered entities,” as well as standards for individuals’ privacy rights to understand and control how their health information is used.


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