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The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Wednesday announced a $1.5 million civil penalty against digital healthcare company GoodRx for its failure “to notify consumers and others of its unauthorized disclosures of consumers’ personal health information to Facebook, Google, and other companies” in violation the FTC’s Health Breach Notification Rule (HBNR) (18 CFR § 318) and 15 U.S.C. § [...]

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New York Attorney General Letitia James Wednesday released a letter to Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. (MSG Entertainment) regarding its reported use of facial recognition software to identify and deny entry to MSG venues for all lawyers affiliated with law firms that represent clients in pending litigation related to MSG Entertainment. The policy may affect up to [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Tuesday filed a federal antitrust complaint against Google LLC, which alleged that Google’s monopolization of “multiple digital advertising technology products” violated Section 1 and Section 2 of the Sherman Act. The DOJ’s 153-page complaint alleged that Google abused its monopoly power regarding its ad tech products, which disadvantaged other website [...]

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Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita announced Friday a settlement agreement with Google LLC over violations of the Indiana Deceptive Consumer Sales Act (DCSA). The agreement orders Google to pay Indiana $2 million within 60 days, and the proceeds may be used for any purpose allowable under Indiana law. Additionally, the agreement mandates that Google have [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Wednesday reversed a ruling holding that the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) preempts state law causes of action against Google for collecting data from children’s online behavior. Circuit Judge M. Margaret McKeown authored the three-judge panel decision. The court ruled that COPPA does not preempt [...]

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Only a few days after protests started in Iran, the right to access the internet was restricted and social platforms were filtered. The government of Iran used the unrest as an excuse and started moving towards the establishment of the National Internet. The limited access to the internet started during the first week of the [...]

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Since the February 2021 coup d’état in Myanmar, human rights conditions have continued to deteriorate throughout the country. While the current ruling military dictatorship is guilty of causing and/or perpetuating many rights violations, some — such as restrictions on labor rights — had started even before the coup. In this explainer I will look at [...]

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Attorneys general in 40 states Monday announced a $391.5 million, multi-state settlement with Google over the company’s location tracking practices. The agreement marks the largest US privacy settlement in history. Authorities allege that Google’s collection of location information violated the participating states’ consumer protection laws because “Google misled its users into thinking they had turned [...]

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