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Jun 04, 2021
By Robert Rosborough
The term “consumer protection” often conjures images of a recalled product or a warning label but it encompasses a wide array of laws and regulations. Especially with our pandemic-driven, increasingly online lives, consumer protection encompasses data privacy and security as they become ever more important for our clients, our firms and ourselves.
Jun 02, 2021
By Mary Sackett
What is “Weights and Measures”? The scale of justice? A third-grade math assignment? The latest fitness craze? The Marin County Division of Weights and Measures ensures equity in the marketplace and protects our economic health and welfare by inspecting commercial weighing and measuring devices and verifying retail price accuracy to ensure consumers receive the lowest advertised or posted price.
Jun 02, 2021
By Celine Guillou
The protection of personal information is an increasingly important issue for organizations large and small across all industries. On the consumer front, data protection has traditionally been perceived as largely a “tech” issue. However, as data collection and stricter global regulations proliferate, this narrow perception is outdated. The reality is that organizations collect personal information and lots of it: whether it relates to customers, users or employees, data collection is ubiquitous.
Jun 02, 2021
By Ella Krainsky
Marin County is the oldest and most rapidly aging county in the Bay Area. About 28% of Marin residents are 60 years old or older. This percentage is expected to increase to 33% by 2025 and 38% by 2030. This aging population is, unfortunately, a favorite target of scammers. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, fraud and other financial abuse targeting older Americans results in over $3 billion in annual losses. A more comprehensive private sector study estimates annual losses of over $36 billion. Many scams specifically target older people because criminals believe them to be both more trusting and wealthier.
Jun 01, 2021
By J. Timothy Nardell
The mission of MCBA is “to involve, encourage and support Bar Association members, to serve as a liaison to the Marin County courts, and to educate the community and enhance access to legal services.” Throughout the pandemic and over the last few months as we emerge into a reopening Bay Area, MCBA leadership has been working to keep the lines of communications open between our members and the Marin County Superior Court.