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Germany Cabinet approves bill for social medial platforms to report hate speech to authorities
The German Cabinet on Wednesday approved a bill that would require major social media platforms to report hate speech to the police. Under the current legislation, the 2018 Network Enforcement Act (NetzDG), platforms such as Facebook are obliged t (More)
FTC announces investigation into past acquisitions by large tech companies
US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) chairman Joes Simons on Tuesday announced an investigation into acquisitions made by six large technology companies.  Alphabet (Google), Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft are the companies being investigated. (More)
Facebook settles data breach class action lawsuit
Facebook reached a settlement Friday in a class action lawsuit arising from a data breach in September 2018 affecting an estimated 29 million people. The lawsuit consolidated more than a dozen actions into a class action suit. The goal of the acti (More)
Ireland announces inquiry into Google's processing of location data
EU regulators in Dublin on Monday announced a statutory inquiry into Google's processing of location data and transparency surrounding that processing. Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC) released a statement launching their investigation i (More)
Israel PM Netanyahu formally indicted on corruption charges
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was formally indicted on charges of corruption on Tuesday, after he withdrew a request for parliamentary immunity from prosecution. The charges were filed while Netanyahu was in Washington meeting with US Pre (More)
Utah governor bans conversion therapy
The Governor of Utah, Gary Herbert, implemented a ban on conversion therapy on Tuesday, making Utah the nineteenth state to ban the practice. Herbert first proposed the rule in November 2019, basing it off of HB 399. The law failed to pass last y (More)
Georgia ACLU calls for investigation of water conditions at Cobb County Jail
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Georgia on Tuesday urged the sheriff's office of Cobb County, Georgia to conduct a full investigation into the water contamination that allegedly left the jail's inmates without water to drink or shower fo (More)
Class-action lawsuit filed against Facebook demands CEO Zuckerberg divest himself of controlling interest in company
Four small tech firms filed a class-action lawsuit in the US District Court for the Northern District of California on Thursday, accusing Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg of running a vast anticompetitive scheme in an attempt to solidify long-ter (More)
St. Louis' first black prosecutor sues city, police union, five others for 'racist effort' to block reform agenda
Kimberly Gardner, the first black Circuit Attorney in the history of St. Louis, Missouri, filed a lawsuit on Monday in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri against the city of St. Louis, the St. Louis Police Officers Association (More)
UK regulator continues to push for ad transparency ahead of election
The UK Electoral Commission restated the urgency of transparency in digital ad campaigning on Monday ahead of the upcoming general election. The commission released a report in 2018, which made recommendations to update current legislation surrou (More)
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