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The Office of Management and Budget’s Chief Statistician, Nancy Potok, recently assured the Insights Association that any government reorganization of statistical agencies involving the Census Bureau will not occur until after the 2020 Census, as we had requested.
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The White House's recent proposal to reorganize the federal government included a provision of intense interest to the marketing research and data analytics industry: the consolidation of the biggest federal statistical agencies. However, the Insights Association today urged the Trump Administration and Congress to delay any consolidation plans until after the 2020 Census.
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They say nothing is certain in this life but death and taxes. We’ll need to revise that axiom a bit after a favorable outcome was announced last month for an Insights Association member company in its legal battle against the Texas state comptroller, who sought to collect sales tax on research services.
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Companies who need to access the national number portability database include marketing research companies.
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Are all people who need to access the national number portability database "telemarketers?"
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The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR or Regulation) provides the new regulatory framework for privacy and data protection in the EU and ushers in ambitious changes.
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You’ve determined that your company needs to comply with the GDPR, but deciding on where to begin can be daunting. This section of the GDPR Portal will outline four compliance phases that will take your from square one to implementation and beyond.
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FOIA, the Privacy Act, the Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act, Telemarketing Sales Rule, FTC Act, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Human Subjects Rule
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On August 1, 2013, the first reporting period under the Physician Payment Sunshine Act began. Part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka, “Obamacare”), it requires pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers to publicly report many types of payments made to physicians, which will be public. The Sunshine Act was intended to bring transparency to these relationships, to minimize manufacturers’ influence on physicians’ prescribing behavior.
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The insights industry stands opposed to so-called "push polling," which is not polling at all – it is a form of political campaign messaging or negative phone banking fraudulently disguised as polling. While polling can be properly used to test messages, "push polling" is not a test, but rather an effort to communicate those messages by giving that communication the false appearance of polling.
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