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  • "The theme in 2016 will be privacy of voter data. Campaign databases will contain highly personal and sensitive data on hundreds of millions of American voters" warned Joel S. Winston, a former deputy attorney general in New Jersey, and Chair of the Cybersecurity Practice at Winston Law Firm, LLC in New York City. Read more.

    Featured In:, ZDNet

  • "According to sources familiar with Healthcare.gov, and attorney Joel S. Winston, both insurers and tech companies are forbidden from directly accessing Healthcare.gov’s database." Read more.

    Featured In:, TechCrunch.com

  • If you have an active lifestyle, here are some things to consider when buying life insurance - "You will pay for that risky hobby. And you will possibly pay quite a bit more than you expect" said Joel S. Winston, a former deputy attorney general for the state of New Jersey. Read more.

    Featured In:, US News & World Report

  • "A life-insurance company can tell in minutes whether you flirt with danger because you own a lot of guns and get a lot of speeding tickets, or whether you’re a better insurance risk because you belong to a health club and purchase smoke alarms for your home" says Joel S. Winston. Read more.

    Featured In:, Consumers Digest

  • When it comes to employer wellness programs, if you don't reach the goal, you don't get the incentive, therefore you're charged more than thin, nonsmokers, whose premiums start at the incentivized rate, says Joel S. Winston, a former deputy attorney general for the state of New Jersey. This may create an additional level of stress, he says. Read more.

    Featured In:, Yahoo! Finance

  • You're snug in your hospital bed, but your charts? They're going viral. "A single hospital visit can trigger an avalanche of information" said, Joel S. Winston, a New York City attorney who specializes in health care law. Read more.

    Featured in:, Men's Health

  • According to Joel S. Winston, a New York City attorney who specializes in consumer financial products and was a deputy attorney general for the State of New Jersey, closing an account has the potential to reduce an individual's credit score by 50 to 200 points. Read more.

    Featured in, Fox Business News

  • For advice on what Jennifer should do next, I turned to New York-based consumer lawyer Joel Winston. Here’s what he said: “If the [employee] believes that some or all of her wages are protected, she should respond directly to the employer at any time after the garnishment starts." Read more.

    Featured In:, Yahoo! Finance

Recent Articles

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FAQ: What is a Tenant Blacklist?
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  • September 8, 2015

What is a Tenant Blacklist?   Courts around the country are selling their docket information, which includes the personal details about individuals contained in case filings. Often provided as a digital data feed from Courts directly to private companies, this…

Employer Wellness Programs May Not Be as Private as You Think
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  • April 8, 2015

Corporate wellness programs have become one of the biggest areas where health data is being collected, with hundreds of vendors amassing millions of pieces of intimate and potentially embarrassing health information on American workers. According to an investigation by Bloomberg…