Archive for Digital Updates – 2019

U.K. Competition Regulator Releases Interim Report on Digital Marketing Study
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U.K. Competition Regulator Releases Interim Report on Digital Marketing Study

The U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is conducting a study on whether Google and Facebook’s market power has stifled competition in the digital market ... Read More
Australia’s Government Requires Negotiations Between Platforms and News Publishers
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Australia’s Government Requires Negotiations Between Platforms and News Publishers

The Australian government will implement several of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) recommendations to increase competition and mitigate digital platforms’ market power, giving ... Read More
Senators Rand Paul and Cory Booker Co-Sponsor Safe Harbor Bill
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Senators Rand Paul and Cory Booker Co-Sponsor Safe Harbor Bill

This week, Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) announced their co-sponsorship of the “Journalism Competition and Preservation Act” (JCPA), known as the Safe ... Read More
Congress Fails to Remove Section 230 Language from the USMCA
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Congress Fails to Remove Section 230 Language from the USMCA

Following reports that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had requested the removal of broad immunities for online platforms from the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the ... Read More
Alliance Submits Comments on Proposed CCPA Regulations with the California Attorney General
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Alliance Submits Comments on Proposed CCPA Regulations with the California Attorney General

On December 6, the News Media Alliance submitted comments with the California Attorney General on the AG’s proposed rules to implement the California Consumer Privacy ... Read More
French News Outlets Launch Official Complaint Against Google’s Refusal to License Content
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French News Outlets Launch Official Complaint Against Google’s Refusal to License Content

On November 20, a group of French media companies filed an official complaint with the country’s competition regulator over Google’s refusal to pay for rights ... Read More
Google News Shutdown Not Such a Bad Thing in Spain: Many Publishers Witnessed Increased Traffic to News Sites
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Google News Shutdown Not Such a Bad Thing in Spain: Many Publishers Witnessed Increased Traffic to News Sites

On Nov. 14, the News Media Alliance published an analysis on the impact to Spanish news publishers of the closure of Google News in Spain ... Read More
States’ Attorneys General Expand Investigation Into Google’s Anti-Competitive Behaviors
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States’ Attorneys General Expand Investigation Into Google’s Anti-Competitive Behaviors

A number of Attorneys General are expanding their antitrust investigation of Google to include the company’s search practices and their Android operations, according to reports ... Read More
California AG Sues Facebook for Failure to Cooperate In Privacy Investigation
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California AG Sues Facebook for Failure to Cooperate In Privacy Investigation

On November 6, California’s Attorney General announced that he had opened an investigation into Facebook’s privacy practices, but that the platform had not been cooperating ... Read More
Senators Introduce Bill to Increase Online Transparency and Prevent Filter Bubbles
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Senators Introduce Bill to Increase Online Transparency and Prevent Filter Bubbles

On November 1, five senators — John Thune (R-SD), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Mark Warner (D-VA) — introduced the ... Read More
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