Archive for Digital Updates – 2020

ACCC Claims Google Misled Consumers
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ACCC Claims Google Misled Consumers

On July 27, the Australia Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) began a proceeding against Google for allegedly misleading Australian users into giving consent for broad data ... Read More
House Judiciary Hearing: Online Platforms and Market Power
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House Judiciary Hearing: Online Platforms and Market Power

What: Hearing on “Online Platforms and Market Power, Part 6: Examining the Dominance of Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Apple” When: Wednesday, July 29 at 12:00 ... Read More
EARN IT Act Unanimously Passes Committee
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EARN IT Act Unanimously Passes Committee

On July 2, the bipartisan “EARN IT Act,” which is aimed at eliminating the sexual exploitation of children on the internet by imposing restrictions on big tech's ... Read More
Enforcement of California Privacy Law Begins
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Enforcement of California Privacy Law Begins

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s enforcement of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) began on July 1, despite numerous requests for it to be postponed ... Read More
UK's Competition and Markets Authority Calls for Greater Regulation of Digital Marketplace
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UK’s Competition and Markets Authority Calls for Greater Regulation of Digital Marketplace

On July 1, the United Kingdom's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) released its final market study report on online platforms and digital advertising. The study, ... Read More
New Facebook Policy Priorities Original News Content
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New Facebook Policy Priorities Original News Content

On June 30, Facebook announced that original reporting with transparent authorship would be ranked higher in users’ News Feeds. Facebook hopes that by boosting original ... Read More
New York Times Opts Out of Apple News
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New York Times Opts Out of Apple News

On June 30, the New York Times announced its content will no longer appear on Apple News, starting July 6. The Times reports that it could not ... Read More
Google Announces Plan to Start Paying Some News Publishers
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Google Announces Plan to Start Paying Some News Publishers

On June 25, Google published a blog with its plan to start a “licensing program to support the news industry.” The program is supposed to ... Read More
Republican Senators Introduce New Bill to Limit Section 230
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Republican Senators Introduce New Bill to Limit Section 230

On June 17, Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) proposed the “Limiting Section 230 Immunity to Good Samaritans Act,” requiring digital platforms to fulfill their duty of good ... Read More
DOJ Proposes Section 230 Immunity Limitations
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DOJ Proposes Section 230 Immunity Limitations

On June 17, the Department of Justice (DOJ) proposed changes to the Section 230 immunity that big tech currently enjoys. It includes requiring the platforms to ... Read More
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