Archive for Digital Updates – July

France Fines Google 500 Million Euros
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France Fines Google 500 Million Euros

On July 13, France’s antitrust group announced a 500 million euro fine on Google for not complying with rules on conducting negotiations with news publishers ... Read More
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
Congress Considers Extending PPP Options to More News Publishers
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Congress Considers Extending PPP Options to More News Publishers

Congressional leaders and the White House are continuing their discussions on the next stimulus bill, including an extension of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Both ... Read More
Top Tech CEOs Testify Before Congress Regarding Antitrust Investigation
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Top Tech CEOs Testify Before Congress Regarding Antitrust Investigation

On Wednesday, the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google all testified before the House Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust Subcommittee on Antitrust as part of the ... Read More
European Publishers Unite to Negotiate with the Dominant Online Platforms
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European Publishers Unite to Negotiate with the Dominant Online Platforms

On July 30, French and German news publishers announced that they were working together to form a new joint venture to license news content to ... Read More
PACT Act Introduced In Latest Effort to Reform Section 230
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PACT Act Introduced In Latest Effort to Reform Section 230

Following multiple efforts to reform Section 230, including the President’s Executive Order, DOJ study, and other legislation, Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and John Thune (R-SD) ... Read More
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
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
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