Archive for Digital Updates – March

Google Defends Anti-Competitive Behavior
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Google Defends Anti-Competitive Behavior

Nearly 65 percent of all Google searches end without a user going to a different website, according to a report by Rand Fishkin. The Alliance’s White Paper further detailed ... Read More
Journalism Competition and Preservation Act Re-Introduced
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Journalism Competition and Preservation Act Re-Introduced

On March 12, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law held a hearing about “Saving the Free and Diverse Press” by reviving ... Read More
Alliance Submits Comments on Proposed Changes to the Copyright Act
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Alliance Submits Comments on Proposed Changes to the Copyright Act

On March 5, the News Media Alliance submitted comments to Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) regarding his proposed Digital Copyright Act of 2021 (DCA) discussion draft, ... Read More
Maryland Senate Passes a Bill Exempting News Publishers from Digital Ad Tax
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Maryland Senate Passes a Bill Exempting News Publishers from Digital Ad Tax

On March 5, the Maryland Senate passed a bill that would exempt news publishers from the state’s recently adopted digital advertising tax. Introduced in early-February, ... 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
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News Media Alliance Urges PRC to Include All Periodicals in Reporting On-Time Delivery - Read more