Archive for Digital Updates – 2021

State Attorneys General File Lawsuit Over Google’s Dominance of Android App Market
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State Attorneys General File Lawsuit Over Google’s Dominance of Android App Market

This week, Attorneys General from 36 states and the District of Columbia filed a new antitrust lawsuit against Google alleging that the tech giant abused ... Read More
Federal Judge Asks New FTC Chair to Rewrite Blockbuster Tech Antitrust Lawsuit
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Federal Judge Asks New FTC Chair to Rewrite Blockbuster Tech Antitrust Lawsuit

In December of last year, the FTC unveiled massive antitrust lawsuits against Facebook seeking to have the social media company broken up. The suits accused ... Read More
Google Delays Phase-Out of Third-Party Cookies
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Google Delays Phase-Out of Third-Party Cookies

In January 2020, Google announced that it would be devaluing third-party cookies within two years “to make the web more private and secure for users, ... Read More
House Judiciary Committee Proceeds with Markup of Tech-Focused Antitrust Bills
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House Judiciary Committee Proceeds with Markup of Tech-Focused Antitrust Bills

The House Judiciary Committee held a markup hearing for a slate of antitrust bills aimed at reigning in the power of the nation’s largest tech ... Read More
New York Legislative Session Ends, Fails to Pass Consumer Privacy, Antitrust Bills
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New York Legislative Session Ends, Fails to Pass Consumer Privacy, Antitrust Bills

On June 10, the New York State legislature ended its session, failing to pass controversial bills related to antitrust and consumer privacy. While the legislature ... Read More
Google Nears Settlement in French Online Advertising Case, Similar Proceedings Continue Globally
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Google Nears Settlement in French Online Advertising Case, Similar Proceedings Continue Globally

On May 27, The Wall Street Journal reported that Google was nearing a settlement with French regulators in an antitrust case that claims the tech ... Read More
Alliance Objects to Transfer of Google Lawsuit from Texas to California
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Alliance Objects to Transfer of Google Lawsuit from Texas to California

The News Media Alliance submitted a response to the Judicial Panel of Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) regarding Google’s motion to move the antitrust case filed by ... Read More
Florida Adopts a Law Regulating Online Platforms’ Content Moderation Practices
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Florida Adopts a Law Regulating Online Platforms’ Content Moderation Practices

On May 25, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the country’s first state law regulating online platform moderation practices. The bill makes it illegal for online ... Read More
New Members of Congress Sign on to Support Safe Harbor Bill
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New Members of Congress Sign on to Support Safe Harbor Bill

Re-introduced in March, the “Journalism Competition and Preservation Act” has gained bicameral, bipartisan support in Congress. Introducing sponsors David Cicilline (D-RI) and Ken Buck (R-CO) ... Read More
Alliance Hosts Virtual Fly-In for Publishers, Congressional Leaders to Discuss Safe Harbor
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Alliance Hosts Virtual Fly-In for Publishers, Congressional Leaders to Discuss Safe Harbor

From May 10 – 12, the Alliance hosted a series of meetings between local member publishers and their representatives in Congress so they could discuss ... Read More
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