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2018 – Privacy, A Year in Review

Privacy was a hot topic throughout the U.S. in 2018. California lawmakers passed some groundbreaking legislation regarding consumer privacy and the Internet of Things (“IoT”). Several other states also began to address some important data privacy concerns. Additionally, lobbying for a federal privacy law increased. Below are some key privacy developments from 2018.

 

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What is the best way to search for new and active bankruptcies in America?

We live in a digital era with smart phones, smart TV’s, and even smart homes.  Every business in the world has the ability to now automate many of their processes.  However, even with the availability of automation, there are still organizations using old technology that is inefficient and no longer cost effective.  One such example is filing notifications of bankruptcy for loan servicers and banks.

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Curing the headache of tracking and posting trustee payments on default loans

Today, loan servicers are faced with the headache of tracking and posting trustee payments to their loan portfolios. This is a lengthy process that can take a team of up to 10 people several hours on a weekly or monthly basis to monitor these debtors and their respective default loans. This manual process of linking to the National Data Center (NDC) and pulling the pre- and post-petition payments then manually applying them to the systems of record is inefficient and costly.

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Will the dismantlement of Obamacare affect healthcare restructuring?

Bankruptcy filings among hospitals and medical centers more than tripled in 2017, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. While there are many factors contributing to this financial volatility, the political battle over The Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, could be a continuing force behind the restructuring of debt and bankruptcy filings in the healthcare sector.

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