The UK Information Commissioner’s Office announced Wednesday that it has fined We Buy Any Car, Saga and Sports Direct £495,000 for sending more than 354 million nuisance messages. ICO Head of Investigations Andy Curry said, “getting a ping on your phone or constant unwanted messages on our laptop from a company you don’t want to [...]

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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) raised concerns Thursday about Turnitin’s proposed acquisition of Ouriginal. Turnitin first announced its intent to acquire Ouriginal in March 2021. Turnitin and Ouriginal are anti-plagiarism software vendors that largely provide their services to higher education consumers, such as educational institutions. They are two of only three companies that [...]

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The central government informed the Indian Supreme Court Wednesday that the armed forces have “themselves decided” to induct women into the military through the National Defence Academy for permanent commission. The move comes just days after the Supreme Court issued an interim order allowing women to appear for the NDA admission exam in response to [...]

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The Delhi High Court granted bail Friday to five individuals arrested by the Delhi Police last year for allegedly participating in an anti-CAA protest that led to riots in the national capital. In the bail order, the high court observed that “the sole act of protesting should not be employed as a weapon to justify [...]

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UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Thursday announced sanctions against Myanmar businessman U Tay Za and his business empire, the Htoo Group, for supporting February’s military coup. The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office alleged that U Tay Za is linked to the military because of his significant ties to the previous and present junta regimes. [...]

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The UN Human Rights Committee ruled Thursday that the proceedings against former Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon in the Franco and Gurtel cases were arbitrary. It also observed that the two trials violated the principles of impartiality and judicial independence. In 2010, Spain’s General Council of the Judiciary suspended investigating judge Baltasar Garzon in furtherance of [...]

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The Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation (“the Ministry”) on Friday released “liberalised” Drone Rules, which will regulate the ownership and usage of private and commercial drones in the country. The new rules will replace the Unmanned Aircraft System Rules, released in March. The academia, startups, end-users and other stakeholders viewed the previous rules as restrictive [...]

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The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed an amended complaint with additional data and evidence against Facebook on Thursday, continuing its antitrust case against the social media giant. The amended complaint comes after US District Judge James Boasberg dismissed the FTC’s initial complaint due to lack of evidence in June but allowed the agency to [...]

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The Madras high court issued an order Tuesday directing the central government to consider enacting separate legislation providing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) a statutory status. The CBI, India’s premier investigative agency, was established through an executive order under the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946. It comes under the administrative control of the Department [...]

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The Legislative Assembly of Assam passed a bill on Friday that seeks to protect cattle by controlling their “slaughter, consumption and illegal transportation.” The bill seeks to implement the directive principle of state policy given in Article 48 of the Indian Constitution, which requires the state to “organise animal husbandry on modern and scientific lines” [...]

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