The Italian Guarantor, a body of four members selected by Parliament to protect personal data, initiated proceedings Tuesday against the social media network TikTok for failing to protect minors, failing to prevent young children from joining the network, providing little clear information to TikTok users, and employing default settings which do not protect the privacy of users. [...]

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The US Department of Justice unsealed an indictment Wednsesday charging Cholo Abdi Abdullah, a Kenyan member of the al Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group al Shabaab, with six counts of terrorism-related crimes for allegedly plotting an attack similar to those carried out by al-Qaeda on September 11, 2001. Al Shabaab, a wing of al Qaeda in East Africa, joined [...]

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A Kenyan High Court issued a declaratory order on Thursday in favor of four survivors subjected to rape and other sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) during post-election demonstrations spanning from December 2007 to March 2008, awarding them each 4 million shillings ($35,906). The survivors brought suit against the attorney general and inspector-general of the National [...]

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Five years after her initial lawsuit, which led to the US Department of Justice (DOJ) declaring that prison officials must treat gender dysphoria, Ashley Diamond, a transgender woman, brought suit against the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) Monday. According to the complaint, Ashley “is once again trying to survive brutal and unrelenting abuse and mistreatment as a [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division released a report on its investigation of the Massachusetts Department of Correction (MDOC) Tuesday, finding numerous Eighth Amendment violations. The notice letter states: After carefully reviewing the evidence, we conclude that there is reasonable cause to believe that conditions at MDOC violate the Eighth Amendment of the [...]

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The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a trial court may not enhance a defendant’s sentence for rape by force without the jury first considering evidence of the use of force. The trial court sentenced defendant Adam Bowers to 25 years to life for rape under R.C. 2971.03(B)(1)(c), finding that he “had compelled the victim [...]

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