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Technology has always been a necessary evil but the advent of Deepfake has tilted the balance more towards the evil side. Deepfakes are an Artificial Intelligence (AI) based technology used to morph a person’s face onto another and manipulate voice recordings. Deepfakes have been increasingly used to create doctored videos and sound recordings which on [...]

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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a lawsuit against Google on Wednesday for deceptively and unfairly obtaining users’ location information to advance its lucrative advertising business. The complaint provided detailed examples of Google’s “seemingly relentless drive to collect as much user location information as possible and make it exceedingly hard for users to understand what [...]

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The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, which is a data privacy code, similar to the GDPR in the EU, has recently been passed by the Union Cabinet, and has been presented before the Lok Sabha for determination of enactment. In light of this, I seek to specifically analyze the important provision pertaining to data localization [...]

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The European Court of Justice held on Tuesday that Google does not need to remove personal information upon request from versions of its search engine outside of the EU. “Right to be forgotten” laws, first passed by the EU in 2014 and expanded under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018, allow a person [...]

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Fifty US states and territories announced an antitrust investigation of Google and its parent company Alphabet Monday. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that Texas will be leading the bipartisan investigation, which will focus on Google’s monopoly of online advertising markets. Paxton stated that “we have seen evidence that Google’s business practices may have undermined [...]

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Google and YouTube agreed Wednesday to pay $170 million in order to settle with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the New York Attorney General. The settlement arises out of allegations made by both the FTC and the New York Attorney General that the companies violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act by collecting [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Tuesday struck down Google’s $5.5. million settlement over its invasion of privacy of millions of users. Google settled $5.5 million for installing cookies in browsers and not paying users for their information. The company was accused of exploiting loopholes in the Internet Explorer and Apple [...]

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France’s data protection watchdog group (CNIL) fined Alphabet’s Google on Monday for breaching EU internet privacy rules. The €50 million (USD $57 million) fine is the largest penalty thus imposed on a US tech company, thanks to an increase in sanction limits under the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR, enacted in [...]

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