Archive for Digital Updates – 2020

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
DOJ Hosts Workshop on Section 230
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DOJ Hosts Workshop on Section 230

On February 19, the DOJ hosted a workshop featuring three panels about Section 230. Attorney General William Barr opened the event by expressing concern about ... Read More
Alliance Files an Amicus Brief with the Supreme Court in Google v. Oracle
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Alliance Files an Amicus Brief with the Supreme Court in Google v. Oracle

On February 19, the News Media Alliance filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in support of Oracle in the Google v. Oracle case ... Read More
Google Reportedly Talking with French Publishers About Paying for News
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Google Reportedly Talking with French Publishers About Paying for News

Following the passage of the European Union’s Copyright Directive last year, Google is now in discussions with French news publishers on paying for their news ... Read More
Senator Graham’s New Bill Circulates, Would Add Hurdle for Online Platform Immunity
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Senator Graham’s New Bill Circulates, Would Add Hurdle for Online Platform Immunity

On February 13, Senator Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) draft bill, which would predicate interactive computer services' Section 230 immunity on compliance with “best practices” in the proposed Act ... Read More
The UK Department for Culture Responds to the Online Harms White Paper
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The UK Department for Culture Responds to the Online Harms White Paper

On February 12, the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport announced that it is “minded” to grant the Office of Communications (Ofcom) the ... Read More
FTC Requests Information on Past Acquisitions by Large Tech Companies
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FTC Requests Information on Past Acquisitions by Large Tech Companies

On February 11, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it will re-examine past acquisitions of small and nascent firms by big tech companies, including ... Read More
Rep. Jordan (R-OH) Tapped to Become House Judiciary Ranking Member
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Rep. Jordan (R-OH) Tapped to Become House Judiciary Ranking Member

On February 6, 2020, the House Steering Committee selected Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) to replace Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) as ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, as ... Read More
President Trump Signs Renegotiated NAFTA, Including Immunities for Online Platforms
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President Trump Signs Renegotiated NAFTA, Including Immunities for Online Platforms

On January 29, President Trump signed the newly negotiated United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) following the Senate’s adoption of the agreement on January 16 in an ... Read More
Google Announces Plans to Phase Out Third-Party Cookies
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Google Announces Plans to Phase Out Third-Party Cookies

On January 14, 2020, Google announced that it intends to phase out its support of third-party cookies within the next two years as part of ... 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