Italy’s Data Protection Authority (DPA) Friday issued a statement banning further use of ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence (AI) chat platform, within the country. They noted that ChatGPT has no age verification system in place for children users and unlawfully collected users’ personal data. The DPA found that there is “no legal basis underpinning the massive [...]

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Far-right members of the Austrian Parliament Thursday walked out of the legislature during a live video speech by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in protest of Vienna’s support of Ukraine in the war. Footage from the event captured the moment when approximately 20 members of the Freedom Party of Austria walked out of Parliament during the [...]

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Kenya’s police chief Sunday announced a ban on opposition protests scheduled for Monday. The ban comes in the wake of last week’s protests, which devolved into riots. South African-based news channel eNCA reported that Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome said, “We will not allow violent demonstrations.” The protests are scheduled across the country for [...]

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The Canadian Supreme Court Thursday ruled to reinstate a conviction for impaired driving, despite the fact that the sobriety stop that produced crucial evidence was deemed illegal. Ultimately, the court determined that “Admission of the evidence would better serve the truth‑seeking function of the criminal trial process and would not damage the long‑term repute of [...]

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According to documents obtained by the Associated Press, Judge Beryl Howell ruled Friday that federal prosecutors investigating Donald Trump’s handling of classified documents can compel his lawyer to answer more questions before a grand jury. The ruling has been provided in a sealed order, which has not been made available to the public. However, the Associated [...]

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The government of Queensland, Australia Thursday passed a series of youth-focused crime laws, contained in the Strengthening Community Safety Bill 2023, despite three days of debate on the matter and strong opposition by human rights advocates. The bill—which will be applicable to youths aged 10 to 17 years of age—includes a myriad of new offenses [...]

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The UK Supreme Court Wednesday ruled that a full public trial must be held to evaluate Ukraine’s “arguable and justiciable defence of duress” in relation to a $3 billion debt the nation owes to Russia. In 2013, Ukraine issued Eurobonds to Russia worth $3 billion, effectively a loan by Russia to Ukraine repayable in December [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights Thursday ruled that Hungary’s practice of publishing information about people who owe tax payments is a violation of their fundamental rights. The Grand Chamber in the case of LB v. Hungary held, by 15 votes to 2, that there had been a violation of the right to respect for private [...]

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In a press release by US Vice President Kamala Harris Sunday outlined the importance of voting rights on the 58th anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama, as President Biden is set to visit the town. In the statement, Harris outlined the importance behind this historic event, where 600 individuals took part in a peaceful [...]

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A Belarusian court Friday sentenced Ales Bialiatski, the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize co-recipient, to ten years in prison for allegedly attempting to overthrow the government through financing anti-government demonstrations in the region. The verdict received international condemnation, including from the US, the European Union and the United Nations. Judge Marina Zapasnik announced the verdict and [...]

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