Author Archive for Staff

WHO: Package Delivery Safety and Coronavirus
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WHO: Package Delivery Safety and Coronavirus

In the World Health Organization's (WHO's) Q&A about coronaviruses, it explains the low risk of commercial products as a vector for the virus ... Read More
Oregonian’s Reporting Leads to Required Timely Testing of Sexual Assault Kits
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Oregonian’s Reporting Leads to Required Timely Testing of Sexual Assault Kits

Thousands of untested sexual assault kits that could have solved at least 500 sexual crimes in Portland over the last decade were left on storage ... Read More
Google’s Undisclosed Use of Consumer Data Challenged Under GDPR
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Google’s Undisclosed Use of Consumer Data Challenged Under GDPR

On March 16, Dr. Johnny Ryan of Brave Software, a California-based developer of a privacy-focused web browser, filed a complaint with the Irish Data Protection ... Read More
Copyright Office’s Pandemic Plan Ensures Critical Functions during the COVID-19 Pandemic
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Copyright Office’s Pandemic Plan Ensures Critical Functions during the COVID-19 Pandemic

On March 13, the U.S. Copyright Office shared a summary of its pandemic plan with Members of Congress, noting that the Office aims to continue ... Read More
Data Privacy Bill Fails in Washington; New York Legislators Consider a Comprehensive Bill Requiring Opt-In
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Data Privacy Bill Fails in Washington; New York Legislators Consider a Comprehensive Bill Requiring Opt-In

On March 12, Washington State Senator Reuven Carlyle issued a statement indicating that the state House and Senate had failed to reach a compromise on ... Read More
Ad: Google Uses News Content Without Paying Publishers
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Ad: Google Uses News Content Without Paying Publishers

Google uses news content for its own benefit, but without paying journalists and publishers for their work. Not OK, Google. Download and run the ad ... Read More
Ninth Circuit says First Amendment Does Not Apply to Big Tech
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Ninth Circuit says First Amendment Does Not Apply to Big Tech

On February 26, the Ninth Circuit effectively held that any challenges to a digital platform’s censorship or ad-blocking on First Amendment grounds will fail. In ... Read More
Rep. Cicilline Says Limiting Section 230 Legislation in Works
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Rep. Cicilline Says Limiting Section 230 Legislation in Works

On February 24, House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David Cicilline (D-RI) told reporters he will propose a bill to limit Section 230 immunity for digital platforms ... Read More
Google Alleges State AGs Conduct “Irregular Investigation”
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Google Alleges State AGs Conduct “Irregular Investigation”

On February 21, The Wall Street Journal reported that Google is not surrendering emails, texts, and other documents for the state attorneys general investigation into ... Read More
Webinar: News Impact Project: Demonstrating the Value of News on Capitol Hill and Beyond
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Webinar: News Impact Project: Demonstrating the Value of News on Capitol Hill and Beyond

Save the date for this exclusive Alliance member webinar, presented with the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association ... Read More
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