Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed a data privacy bill into law on Tuesday, making Virginia the second state to do so. The Consumer Data Protection Act applies to businesses that control or process the personal data of at least 100,000 consumers, or businesses that control or process the data of at least 25,000 consumers and [...]

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The director of the FFBI told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that there was no evidence that the January 6 Capitol riot was carried out by leftist extremists under the guise of right-wing extremists. In his opening statement, director Christopher Wray told the committee that they have to date charged more than 300 persons [...]

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Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Health on Thursday revised a controversial mandatory cremation order for persons who have died from COVID-19. The government had issued the cremation order at the beginning of the global pandemic last year, over concerns that burying bodies of COVID-19 victims could potentially contaminate ground water. World Health Organization guidance from the same [...]

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The Virginia General Assembly on Thursday approved a comprehensive state-level Voting Rights Act by a 21-18 vote in the state senate. All votes in favor of House Bill 1890 came from Democrats. The bill seeks to restore certain provisions of the federal Voting Rights Act that were gutted by a 2013 Supreme Court decision. It prohibits any [...]

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Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) from 31 countries issued an open letter on Wednesday calling for the UN Security Council to institute a global arms embargo against the military regime in Myanmar. A total of 137 organizations have signed on to the letter, ranging from large international organizations and unions like Human Rights Watch and the AFL-CIO [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) unsealed an indictment on Wednesday charging three North Korean computer programmers with conspiracy to commit a wide range of cybercrimes, including attempts to steal or extort up to $1.3 billion from companies and financial institutions. The indictment alleges that the three men, Jon Chang Hyok, Kim Il and Park [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Tuesday upheld a lower court ruling that Kentucky’s Billboard Act is unconstitutional. The Billboard Act prohibits off-site advertisements that are not securely affixed to the ground, attached to a mobile structure, and for which no permit has been obtained. Lion’s Den Adult Bookstore, which is [...]

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Former President Trump’s lawyers wrapped up their defense in three hours on Friday, marking the fourth day of the impeachment trial in the Senate. The defense consisted of accusations that the House impeachment managers were taking the ex-president’s statements out of context, and that Trump’s exhortations to his followers to “fight” amounted to little more [...]

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The United Nations Human Rights Council Friday adopted a resolution deploring the removal of the democratically elected government of Myanmar by a military coup and called for its restoration. The Council called upon Myanmar’s military, which took control of the country on February 1, to refrain from violence and to protect the human rights of [...]

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