Archive for Digital Updates – 2020

Big Tech Still Under Scrutiny After Helping Government with Coronavirus Response
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Big Tech Still Under Scrutiny After Helping Government with Coronavirus Response

As America works to meet the needs brought on by COVID-19, tech companies have coordinated with the government to find effective responses to the crisis. But people’s ... Read More
French Competition Authority Requires Google to Pay for News Content
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French Competition Authority Requires Google to Pay for News Content

On April 9, the French competition regulator, Autorité de la Concurrence, issued an interim decision requiring Google to pay for news content under the recently ... Read More
News Media Alliance Joins Other Industry Groups to Call for California to Postpone CCPA Enforcement
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News Media Alliance Joins Other Industry Groups to Call for California to Postpone CCPA Enforcement

On March 20, the News Media Alliance joined over 60 business groups, including the Motion Picture Association and the Association of National Advertisers, in asking ... Read More
Big Tech in Discussions on Using User Data for Virus Prevention Despite Privacy Concerns
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Big Tech in Discussions on Using User Data for Virus Prevention Despite Privacy Concerns

On March 17, the Washington Post reported that the government is in discussions with the tech industry regarding the use of user location data to aid in ... Read More
House Antitrust Chairman Holds a Roundtable on Competition in Digital Markets
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House Antitrust Chairman Holds a Roundtable on Competition in Digital Markets

On March 17, Representative David Cicilline (D-RI), Chair of the House Antitrust Subcommittee, held a roundtable discussion with stakeholders in Rhode Island on competition in ... 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
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
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News/Media Alliance Calls on FTC, DOJ to Investigate Google’s Misappropriation of Digital News Publishing, Stop Expansion of Generative AI Overviews Offering - Read more