Securus Technologies Takes a Large Bite Out of Payment Processing Pie

Securus Technologies is continuing to acquire subsidiaries in 2018, announcing the purchase of payment processor, GovPayNet. The move, along with the purchase of JPay in 2015, makes Securus a big fish in the sea of government debit and credit payment processing industry. GovPayNet was founded in 2007 and has its headquarters located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mark MacKenzie, CEO of the company, is excited about the acquisition and he will remain in his current position. This is the latest acquisition made by the holding company that caters to government agencies like law enforcement and corrections facilities.


Founded in 1986, Securus Technologies has become the premier provider of inmate technology solutions for over 30 years. The company via their more than 20 wholly-owned subsidiaries, creates one product per week (on average) that helps prevent or solves crimes. Their companies provide technology-based products to over 3,600 corrections facilities and law enforcement agencies in North America. Their services include, but are not limited to, inmate self-service, telecommunications, monitoring/surveillance services, inmate and parolee tracking, and biometric analysis.


The CEO and President of Securus Technologies, effective January of 2018, is Bob Pickens. The company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas but has three other offices in the southern United States. They employ in excess of 1,300 people and are Better Business Bureau-accredited, with an A+ rating.


Bruno Fagali Displays His Expertise In Advertising Law

Bruno Jorge Fagali is a Brazilian lawyer with a specialization in Administrative law, ethics, urban law, compliance and regulatory law. He holds a bachelor’s degree in administrative law from Sao Paulo’s Pontifical Catholic University and a master’s degree from the University of Sao Paulo.

Bruno Fagali is reputable for his outstanding understanding of legal matters and he is currently working in an advertising agency, Nova/SB as the Corporate Integrity Manager.

Bruno is also the owner of Fagali Advocates, which he founded in 2016. The law firm has a highly qualified team which has its focus majorly on Anti-Corruption Law, Public Law, Electoral Law, and Advertising Law. Bruno Fagali and his team are fully dedicated to defending the interests of their clients and partners, in a responsible, attentive, personalized and ethical way.

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In one of his blog post in reference to the advertising industry, Fagali is highlighting the decree made by the government of France in regard to the advertisement photographies. The French Decree 2017-038, states that as from 1st of October 2017, in case an imaging program is used to retouch the body of a model on the photo to be used in an advertisement, a phrase of “retouched photograph” should be embedded to it. The decree was made as a health measure to face the issue affecting the population due to the belief that appearance can only be achieved through a strict diet. In France, 30,000-40,000 people, especially adolescents, suffer from anorexia while a good number dies from the same.

According to Fagali, France has been adopting many such measures. In 2016, they adopted a rule insisting that all models in the country, must present their medical documents indicating their health status, BMI, and general assessment. Those who failed to comply, are to pay a fine of 75 Euros and a prison sentence of 6 months.

In reference to the photoshop alert decree, Fagali says that a fine of 37,500 Euros is the penalty for non-compliance. Other countries such as Australia, Brazil, and Israel also seems to be doing the same thing, points out Fagali.

Fagali study evidently shows that despite the advertising sector valuing high standard campaigns, they have realized that having thin girls for the same is no longer sensible. Fagali is also multi-linguistic, speaking fluently in English, Portuguese, Spanish, and French.

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