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Spanish President Pedro Sánchez on Wednesday announced publication of the Carta Derechos Digitales, or Digital Rights Charter. Rather than presenting the Charter as regulation or new legislation, Sánchez stated that the Charter is meant to be a framework of reference for all Spanish authorities and to inform future action. Thus, the announcement does not present [...]

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The US Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control imposed sanctions Thursday against Cuban Defense Minister Alvaro Lopez Miera and an entire special forces unit for alleged human rights violations in relation to the suppression of peaceful protests. Earlier this month, thousands of Cubans took to the streets in anti-government protests, motivated by dissatisfaction [...]

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The attorney general of Mississippi filed a brief with the Supreme Court on Thursday in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case which asks the Court to reconsider its precedential rulings in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. The question presented in the brief to the Court is, “Whether [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Thursday unanimously held that the Disciplinary Chamber of the Polish Supreme Court has violated Polish lawyer Joanna Reczkowicz’s right to a fair trial and does not represent a lawful tribunal. Reczkowicz was suspended from practice for three years following a series of incidents when she was representing [...]

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The US National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Wednesday ruled that an Indiana labor union group (“the Union”) did not violate the National Labor Relations Act (“the Act”) with its display of a 12-foot inflatable rat with red eyes, fangs, and claws (“Scabby the Rat”) and two large banners to boycott a business near the [...]

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New York State Attorney General Letitia James, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, and other bipartisan attorneys general announced Wednesday that a proposed $26 billion settlement will resolve claims against several large opioid distributors. The distributors affected are McKesson Corporation, Cardinal Health Inc., and Amerisource Bergen Drug Corporation, as well as opioid manufacturer Johnson & Johnson. New York [...]

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The UN Human Rights Committee on Thursday found that Mauritius’ amendments to the National Identity Card Act 1985, which introduced a new ID card containing biometric information of the cardholder, violated the privacy rights of Mauritian citizens. The Committee held that there were no sufficient guarantees against the risk of abuse and arbitrariness following from [...]

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The European Commission put forth Tuesday a package of legislative proposals in an effort to combat money laundering and financing of terrorism in the EU. The package included a proposal to create a new anti-money laundering watchdog. Altogether, the package consists of four proposals. First, a regulation establishing a new EU anti-money laundering Agency. Secondly, [...]

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The Lok Sabha approved the fifth extension requested by the Indian Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019. This grant allows the committee to submit its report during the Winter Session of the Parliament. The motion for extension was submitted by the newly appointed Chairperson of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the [...]

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Moscow’s Tagansky District Court imposed fines Thursday against Twitter Inc, Facebook Inc, and Pavel Durov’s Telegram. The Russian government stated that these fines were the result of Facebook and Twitter failing to delete illegal content. The court first decided the case against the tech giants back in April and found that the companies violated the Code [...]

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