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The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted unanimously on Thursday to further the proposed ban on several Chinese telecom companies from having their equipment utilized in US communication networks. The ban applies to all future authorizations, and it would revoke any prior FCC approvals on these companies. The proposed ban would stop the authorization of [...]

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The Congress of the Council of Europe adopted two resolutions protecting the LGBTI community from discrimination and hatred at its 40th Session on Wednesday. The resolutions followed two independent reports–a report that drew attention to the situation of the LGBTI community, claiming that the rights of LGBTI persons were increasingly being politicized and challenged through [...]

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The US Department of Education issued a notice of interpretation Wednesday to extend Title IX’s prohibition on sex-based discrimination to gender identity and sexual orientation, reversing the opposite stand taken by the Education Department under the Trump administration. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prevents sex-based discrimination in any education program offered by [...]

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South Korean women and girls who have been victims of digital sex crimes are facing major barriers to justice in the country, Human Rights Watch said in a new report Wednesday. The report, entitled “My Life is Not Your Porn: Digital Sex Crimes in South Korea” found that digital sex crimes, usually perpetrated against women [...]

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Dr Johnny Ryan, Senior Fellow of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (the Council) brought a legal action in the Hamburg District Court over secret dossiers on Wednesday. While the lawsuit specifically targets technology giants including Google, Facebook, Twitter and Amazon, as well as cellphone service providers, it aims more broadly to challenge online advertising [...]

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The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday in favor of Catholic Social Services, an adoption and welfare agency, in a discrimination case. The City of Philadelphia contracted with the agency for foster care services. Philadelphia declined to renew Catholic Social Services’ contract with the city because it was out of compliance with a local regulation that [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit that sought to strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA), rebuking a number of Republican-led states that want to see the law invalidated. The case, California v. Texas, was seen by many court observers as a sequel to the 2012 suit National Federation of Independent Business [...]

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