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The UK government formally backed the Employment (Allocation of Tips) Bill at its second reading in parliament on Friday, where it was passed by MPs. By making it unlawful for businesses to withhold well-earned service charges from their employees, the new bill, once in law, will ensure that all tips, gratuities and service charges paid by [...]

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A Russian court has registered administrative cases against Google and Wikipedia and threatened to impose hefty fines, according to Interfax News Agency. Wikimedia Foundation Inc. and Google could be fined for refusing to remove inaccurate information about the special military operation in Ukraine, as well as for encouraging extremism against Russian citizens. Roskomnadzor, Russia’s internet [...]

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The House of Parliament (DPR) of Indonesia Tuesday enacted the Sexual Crimes Bill (TPKS) into law at its Nineteenth Plenary Session, providing broader protection from sexual violence abusers and enforcing tougher sanctions. In a country where sexual abuse is generally treated as a private affair, the legislation intends to establish a legal framework for victims to [...]

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The European Commission performed Tuesday unannounced inspections at the premises of companies and associations involved in the automotive sectors across several Member States. Several automotive businesses have also received formal requests for information from the Commission. Inspections and information requests are related to possible collusion in the collection, treatment, and recovery of end-of-life (ELV) cars and [...]

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The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has filed a complaint against the Data Protection Commission (DPC) for failing to thoroughly investigate a complaint made about Google and IAB Europe’s procession of personal data. The High Court challenge has been initiated by Dr. Johnny Ryan, a senior fellow at ICCL, regarding the DPC’s alleged failure [...]

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The Utah Senate Thursday accepted House amendments to the Consumer Privacy Act, and the Senate President signed the bill into law. On February 25, the Utah Senate voted 28-0 to enact the Consumer Privacy Act. The bill moved back to the Senate after the State House of Representatives considered it and was slightly amended before [...]

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The Karnataka High Court Monday struck down provisions of the Karnataka Police (Amendment) Act, 2021 that prohibited and criminalised online gambling and offering and playing skill games, including online, by risking money or otherwise. The Karnataka Assembly passed legislation in September to amend the Karnataka Police Act, 1963, rendering all forms of gambling, including internet [...]

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Philippines lawmakers approved a key provision in the proposed Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Card Registration Act mandating that social media accounts are created using a legal name and phone number, according to a statement made by a senator Thursday. The legislation aims to eliminate illegal activities enabled by mobile phones, the internet, or other electronic [...]

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The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) Friday announced draft provisions and regulations for content providers who alter facial and voice data, the country’s latest effort to combat deepfakes, or videos and other visual technologies that have been altered in order to disseminate false accusations and spread misinformation. The guidelines, which are intended to regulate technology [...]

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