Consumer Advocacy

    • The Dark Web: What you and your business need to know

      During a recent meeting at Prince Law Offices, P.C., we were discussing ransomware and the dark web. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently posted a helpful description of the dark web and how it may impact you and your business. You probably have heard about the “dark web” and wondered how it affects businesses – including small businesses.

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    • National Cyber Security Awareness Month

      October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month which is an annual campaign to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. The Internet touches almost all aspects of everyone’s daily life. National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is designed to engage and educate partners through events and initiatives to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurit ...

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  • A Pennsylvania tenant’s right to recover a security deposit.

    … Under Pennsylvania’s Landlord and Tenant Act of 1951, 68 P.S. ‘250.101, et. Seq., a landlord may require a security deposit to be held for tenant caused damages and possible past due rent. See 68 P.S. §250.511 and §250.512. A security deposit is not the same as rent. It is money that actually belongs to the tenant, but is held by the landlord…

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  • Stick with Security – Part 1

    … FEASIBLE, OFFER CONSUMERS MORE SECURE CHOICES. Think through your data collection practices both in the day-to-day operation of your business and in the products, services, apps, etc., you offer consumers. Design your products to collect sensitive information only if it’s necessary for functionality and clearly explain your practices to consumers up…

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  • FTC Cybersecurity Roundtables with Small Businesses

    … The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is hosting small business owners in a series of public roundtables across the United States to discuss the most pressing challenges small businesses face in protecting the security of their computers and networks. The Engage, Connect, and Protect Initiative: Small Business and Data Security Roundtables are part…

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  • Is the USPTO really contacting your company? Maybe not.

    … If your business has taken steps to protect your intellectual property with patents or trademarks, you’ve probably had correspondence or communications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). But some businesses report receiving letters or emails that look to be from the USPTO, but really aren’t. Prince Law Offices, P.C., the Federal…

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  • PUC Announces Appointments to Consumer Advisory Council

    … The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today announced a series of appointments to its Consumer Advisory Council (CAC), which provides input to the PUC on issues important to utility customers. Members of the CAC will serve two-year terms, from July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2019. Included are several representatives from our area…

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  • Someone Stole your Phone?

    … Identity theft can happen to anyone. Last week the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published an article based on a true story from one if its fraud investigators who had her phone stolen. She provided tips you can take to protect your digital identity: Smart Phone: Lock your phone. Use at least a 6-digit passcode on your device, or use…

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  • Is it Time to Appeal Your Property Assessment?

    … Your home or business property tax bill may have arrived recently and like many of us, you wonder if you are paying more than your fair share. How do you tell? What can you do? What is an assessment? In Pennsylvania, real estate assessment is the value the county assigns to your property. The assessment is used to determine how much you pay…

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  • PUC to Investigate Rate Increase Request by PA-American Water Co.

    … The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) recently voted to suspend and investigate a rate increase request by Pennsylvania- American Water Company (PAWC). The Commission voted 5-0 to investigate the request for an annual revenue increase of approximately $107.9 million, or 16.4 percent. The request is suspended for up to seven months…

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