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FAQ: Malware and Virus

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As part HIPAA compliance and health care records security, you want to protect your computers and other devises against viruses and malware.  However, you may ask yourself what are virus?  What is malware?  And, what is the difference? Here some basic answers. What is the difference between a virus and malware?  A virus is actually… More »

Franchise Brokers-A Referral Source outside the System

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Recently on our blog we completed a series based on the Franchise and Business Opportunity Project of the North American Security Administrators Association, Inc. [NASAA] purposed Multi-Unit Commentary [“Commentary”]. The goal of the commentary was to provide conformity and uniformity with the ever growing presence of the multi-unit arrangements within the franchise industry. While franchise… More »

Franchise Area Representative-Third in a Series

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Franchise Area Representatives, is the third in our series on franchise multi-unit series. The Franchise and Business Opportunity Project of the North American Security Administrators Association, Inc. [NASAA] posted, in consultation with the Federal Trade Commission [FTC], Multi-Unit Commentary [“Commentary”] for public comment. This series is based on the NASAA Commentary. As recognized by the… More »

Subfranchise- what is it?

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  The world of franchising has become layered with complexity. In every franchise system there is always a franchisor that grants the license and owns the trademark. There is always a franchisee that uses the trademark and operates the franchise location or unit. But there may be many layers in between. There could be subfranchises,… More »

Franchise Area Developers: It is the Happening Thing.

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What is an Area Developer? What is a Subfranchise? What is an Area Representative? How are they the same? How are they different? The 3 concepts are somewhat fungible and there is much confusion about the overlap and the differences. Recognizing this, the Franchise and Business Opportunity Project of the North American Security Administrators Association,… More »

New Release: HIPAA Notice from HHS

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Hot off the presses, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has released a downloadable model of Notice of Privacy Practice forms on their website at: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/modelnotices.html. To use the form you will need to identify your office’s privacy officer and input the privacy rules specific to your state. With the input of… More »