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DOJ will not bring charges against New York police officer for death of Eric Garner
US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Richard Donoghue, announced during a press conference Tuesday that the Department of Justice will not pursue charges against a New York City police officer in the death of Eric Garner. The incident (More)
France lawmakers approve tax on large tech firms
France's National Assembly on Thursday approved a digital tax bill known as the GAFA Tax, an acronym for Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon, that will charge the companies a 3 percent tax on digital revenue earned in France. The tax has been defen (More)
Sri Lanka proposes new law on fake news
The Sri Lankan government proposed a new law with a five-year jail term as well as a fine of $1 million rupees to combat the spreading of fake news and hate speech. This proposed legislation comes in the wake of the Easter attacks where misinform (More)
EU legal expert: social media comments could be removed if defamatory
The Advocate General for the Court of Justice of the EU stated Tuesday that social media sites can "be ordered to seek and identify all comments identical to a defamatory comment that has been found to be illegal, and equivalent comments in so far as (More)
Voices of the Poor Must Be Heard in the Data Privacy Debate
Last month, tenants at a rent-stabilized apartment building called Atlantic Plaza Towers in Brooklyn filed a formal protest against their landlord’s plan to replace key fobs with facial recognition technology. The landlord claimed the new system woul (More)
AG Barr releases redacted version of Mueller report
US Attorney General William Barr released a redacted version of the Mueller Report to Congress and the public Thursday. The Attorney General's Press Conference The Attorney General announced late Wednesday that he would hold a press conference (More)
Lawsuit dismissed against social media companies for role in Pulse Night Club shooting
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit against Twitter, Facebook and Google brought by the victims and the families of the victims of the June 2016 Pulse nightclub mass shooting. The shooting in Orlando, Florida, (More)
EU approves new copyright laws in blow to online sharing platforms
The Council of the EEU announced on Monday that it has adopted a new set of copyright laws that holds online platforms liable for user uploaded content. The law was adopted by the European Council on Monday after it was approved by the European Pa (More)
US senators introduce consumer protection bill
US Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Deb Fischer (R-NE) on Tuesday introduced a bill to protect consumers from exploitative and deceptive practices by certain large online platforms that trick consumers into providing their personal data for commercial (More)
India court orders release of journalist detained under national security law
The High Court of the Indian state of Manipur on Monday ordered the government to release television journalist Kishorchandra Wangkhem from police custody. He was detained in November under the National Security Act for "activities prejudicial to (More)