Month: February 2017

Electronic Communications Privacy Act Reform Passes First Hurdle

Electronic Communications Privacy Act Reform Passes First Hurdle   On Monday, February 6, a bill aimed at modernizing the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (the “ECPA”) passed through the House of Representatives. Bipartisan support of the bill stems from the fact that the ECPA was originally enacted in 1986, three years before the Internet was invented, and as such does not sufficiently address or protect the systems provided by modern technology.   As originally passed, the ECPA allowed law enforcement, without a warrant, to access files stored on a third-party server for more than 180 days. Passing under suspension of...

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OIG Final Rule Takes Aim At Clarity & Transparency

OIG Final Rule Takes Aim At Clarity & Transparency   On January 12, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”) published a final rule amending the regulations pertaining to the OIG’s exclusion authority in regard to the following issues: incorporating recent statutory changes; early reinstatement provisions; recent policy changes; and clarifying existing regulatory provisions. The OIG’s stated purpose for the final rule is the promotion of transparency, and the office believes the revisions within the final rule will have little to no impact on the majority of providers and programs. The final...

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JLG Attorneys in SCWLA Leadership Roles

Jolley Law Group is a proud supporter of the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association.  Managing Attorney Kelly M. Jolley recently completed her term as SCWLA President and continues to serve the organization as its Immediate Past President.  Attorney Ariail B. Kirk is now a member of SCWLA’s Board of Directors.  You can learn more about SCWLA at...

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