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EQUIFAX HAS AGREED to pay up to $700 million to resolve U.S. federal and state investigations into the 2017 hack that compromised some of the most sensitive information of more than 140 million people. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

Equifax agrees to pay $700M to settle U.S. breach probe

WASHINGTON – Equifax Inc. agreed to pay up to $700 million to resolve U.S. federal and state investigations into the 2017 hack that compromised...

Five Questions With: David N. Cicilline

A need for more accountability and government regulation in the tech space is an area in which Rep. David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., has taken...
PARTNERS HEALTHCARE has only R.I. Department of Health’s review of its intended merger with Care New England remaining before it can proceed with the deal.

FTC: No challenge for Partners, CNE merger

NEW YORK —The Federal Trade Commission is not opposing the merger of Partners HealthCare of Massachusetts and Care New England, the commission confirmed today.Betsy...
NEW TECH: Dr. Stephen M. Montaquila, an optometrist at West Bay Eye Associates in Warwick, helped draft a bill regulating the use of vision-test apps, in part to ensure they aren’t used to skirt the healthy requirement for routine eye exams. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Optometrists, vision-test app makers don’t see eye to eye

Local optometrists are arguing for “standard of care” regulation of online vision tests for corrective lens prescription renewals, rules branded protectionist by manufacturers, pitting...

Privacy Shield certification ‘adequate’ method for cross-border data transfer

Editor’s note: The is the second of a two-part series. Click here to read the first part.The Privacy Shield self-certification program was approved by...
MARGOT SAUNDERS, senior counsel at the National Consumer Law Center of Boston, says many robocall violations go unchecked. / COURTESY NATIONAL CONSUMER LAW CENTER

Report: R.I. residents received over 59M robocalls in 2017

PROVIDENCE – Feel like you are getting more phone calls lately where you answer, there’s a pause and a prerecorded message starts delivering a...

Cigna to draw antitrust scrutiny amid health care deal wave

NEW YORK – Cigna Corp.’s proposed deal for Express Scripts Holding Co. faces a drawn-out merger review as the Trump administration’s antitrust enforcers weigh the competitive...

Leaving a trace at work with your biometric data

Biometrics measure an individual’s unique physical characteristics, creating a digital trail of the person’s monitored activities in the workplace. Traditional employment tools of time...
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