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Clearview AI (Clearview) Monday settled a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The ACLU alleged “that Clearview repeatedly violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), a law adopted in 2008 to ensure that Illinois residents would not have their biometric identifiers – including faceprints – captured and used without their knowledge [...]

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Former US President Jimmy Carter Monday filed an amicus brief to state his disagreement with a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, calling the ruling “deeply mistaken” and “dangerous.” In March, the Ninth Circuit reversed a decision by the United States District Court for the District of Alaska setting [...]

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The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Friday announced settled charges against NVIDIA Corporation (NVIDIA) for “inadequate disclosures concerning the impact of crypto mining on the company’s gaming business.” As a result of the SEC’s findings, “NVIDIA agreed to a cease-and-desist order and to pay a $5.5 million penalty.” Chief of the SEC Enforcement Divisions [...]

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Judge Paul A. Magnuson of the US District Court for the District of Minnesota accepted former police officer Derek Chauvin’s plea deal Wednesday, which was initially filed in December 2021, with Chauvin pleading guilty to two counts of deprivation of rights under color of law. Magnuson “deferred accepting plea pending issuance of a preliminary resentence [...]

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New York Attorney General Letitia James announced a restitution agreement with TurboTax owner Intuit Inc. (Intuit) Wednesday “for deceiving millions of low-income Americans into paying for tax services that should have been free.” Attorney General James states “Intuit will pay $141 million in restitution to millions of consumers across the nation who were unfairly charged.” This [...]

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Three opioid distributors Tuesday announced a $518 million settlement with Washington state. AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson settled following a lawsuit regarding the companies’ alleged role in fueling Washington’s opioid epidemic. Washington agreed to dismiss the current lawsuit upon the settlement becoming effective. McKesson’s statement reads: While the companies strongly dispute the allegations made in [...]

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District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine Tuesday announced that DC reached a $750,000 settlement with the Trump Organization to “recover misspent nonprofit funds and ill-gotten gains.” The settlement will “avoid the cost, burden, and risks of further litigation.” The District’s complaint alleged that Trump’s Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) overpaid for services at the Trump Hotel [...]

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Annual Statistical Transparency Report released Friday reported the FBI, the domestic intelligence and security service of the US, made nearly 3.4 million warrantless US data searches in 2021. This is the ninth FBI transparency report released pursuant to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) but “goes beyond” FISA requirements. [...]

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The European Union (EU) Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager Monday accused Apple of restricting competition in the iOS mobile wallets market due to its exclusivity toward Apple Pay. Vestager announced: Mobile payments play a rapidly growing role in our digital economy. It is important for the integration of European Payments markets that consumers benefit from [...]

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Derek Chauvin Monday filed in Minnesota state appeals court to overturn his third-degree murder conviction in the death of George Floyd in May 2020. Chauvin was sentenced in June 2021 to 22.5 years prison after a jury found him guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in April 2021. Chauvin and his [...]

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