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DIS Names Jennifer Davis Chief Privacy Officer
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DIS Names Jennifer Davis Chief Privacy Officer

The Arkansas Department of Information Systems has named Jennifer Davis as the state's first chief privacy officer, a job created in conjunction with Act 912 during the 2017 General Assembly.
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UA Little Rock Names Associate Provost, Chief Data Officer

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has named W. Cody Decker its associate provost and chief data officer, effective July 1.
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High Court Ruling Lets States Tax Online Retailers From Afar (Matthew Boch Commentary)

States that follow South Dakota's framework of (1) reasonable virtual nexus thresholds, (2) overall simplification as part of SSUTA or otherwise, and (3) no retroactivity should be on solid ground.
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Stacy Leeds, a former dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law, has been appointed vice chancellor for economic development. And Chris McCoy has been appointed vice chancellor for finance and administration. read more >

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Acxiom Corp. Employees To Remain In Conway, Little Rock

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Update: Acxiom Sells Marketing Solutions Business to Interpublic for $2.3B

Acxiom Corp. of Conway announced Monday that it would sell its Marketing Solution division to Interpublic Group in a $2.3 billion deal that will leave Arkansas with one fewer public company. read more >

Reuters: Acxiom Near Deal to Sell Marketing Solutions Unit for $2.2B

On CNBC this morning, Reuters reports that Acxiom Corp. of Conway is nearing a deal to sell its Acxiom Marketing Solutions unit for $2.2 billion to Interpublic Group of Companies Inc. of New York. read more >

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