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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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