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US lawmakers ask Google to elaborate on patient data sharing agreement with Ascension
US Senators Elizabeth Warren, Richard Blumenthal and Bill Cassidy sent a letter to Google Wednesday requesting more information about their new partnership with Ascension in which Google stands to access millions of patient health records. The letter (More)
EU court limits 'right to be forgotten' laws
The European Court of Justice held on Tuesday that Google does not need to remove personal information upon request from versions of its search engine outside of the EU. "Right to be forgotten" laws, first passed by the EU in 2014 and expanded und (More)
50 US states launch Google antitrust investigation
Fifty US states and territories announced an antitrust investigation of Google and its parent company Alphabet Monday. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that Texas will be leading the bipartisan investigation, which will focus on Google' (More)
Google to pay $170 million settlement in child privacy case
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 Genera (More)
Federal appeals court strikes down Google's class action settlement
The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Tuesday struck down Google's $5.5. million settlement over its invasion of privacy of millions of users. Google settled $5.5 million for installing cookies in browsers and not paying users for their (More)
Trump signs order encouraging AI development
US President Donald Trump on Monday signed the American AI Initiative, an executive order that directs federal agencies to prioritize investments in artificial intelligence (AI) research and development. The order cites the "paramount importance (More)
France fines Google $57 million for breaching European privacy rule
France's data protection watchdog group (CNIL) fined Alphabet's Google on Monday for breaching EU internet privacy rules. The €50 million (USD $57 million) fine is the largest penalty thus imposed on a US tech company, thanks to an increase in sa (More)
EU court advisor recommends ruling for Google in 'right to be forgotten' case
Maciej Szpunar, advocate general for the European Court of Justice, has issued a recommendation Thursday that the court rule for in the "right to be forgotten" case. This case was initiated following a 2014 ruling by the European Court of Justice (More)
A Progressive Call for a Constitutional Convention
After the midterm elections, it is worth considering how we might change our founding document, the U.S constitution, and update it so that it reflects the times we live in. One glaring example of a needed update is the Electoral College. Actually (More)
Supreme Court hears arguments in class action, sovereign immunity cases
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in two cases—one a question of class action payments to charities and the second whether sovereign immunity of foreign governments extends to international organizations. In the first, Frank v. Gaos (More)
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