Google and YouTube agreed Wednesday to pay $170 million in order to settle with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the New York Attorney General. The settlement arises out of allegations made by both the FTC and the New York Attorney General that the companies violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act by collecting [...]

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The governor of Illinois signed a bill into law Tuesday that “works to increase diverse voices on corporate boards across the state.” The law requires “publicly-traded companies headquartered in Illinois to submit an annual report to the Secretary of State’s Office” regarding the representation of women and minorities on their corporate boards. The law requires [...]

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New Zealand’s government announced a new bill Monday to legalize abortion. The new abortion bill, set to have its first reading Thursday, seeks to modernize the current law on abortion by treating it “as a health issue rather than a crime.” The bill contains several provisions regarding abortion, most of which involve access to abortion [...]

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The governor of New York signed a bill Monday making New York the first state to ban cat declawing. The bill adds a new section to the agriculture and markets law and expressly prohibits “the practice of declawing a cat.” The procedure “involves the removal of all or most of the last bone of each [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday reversed a district court decision that had declared certain aspects of three of President Donald Trump’s executive orders on federal employees unlawful. The executive orders at issue regarded “relations between the federal government and its employees.” The first executive order is referred [...]

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