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noaasanctuaries: Today marks the 44th anniversary of the Marine...

noaasanctuaries: Today marks the 44th anniversary of the Marine Mammal Protection Act, which ensures that marine mammals like whales, porpoises, seals, sea lions, otters and dolphins can carry out their normal functioning without disruption...Show More Summary

High fives, everyone! Today marks the 44th anniversary of the...

High fives, everyone! Today marks the 44th anniversary of the Marine Mammal Protection Act, which protects your favorite marine mammal—and all the other ones too! Many thanks to local photographer Joe Platko for the fin-tastic photo...

Securly raises $4 million to put guard rails on the internet for K-12 students

Thanks to the Childrens’ Internet Protection Act, schools in the U.S. that provide internet access to their students must also generally use web filtering systems that block them from accessing obscene or harmful content online. TheShow More Summary

How A 34 Year Old Goldman Trader Made $100 Million In A Few Months

Back in 2010, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act which was intended to shut down proprietary trading desks at the big wall street banks while allowing them to hold just enough inventory to satisfy market making requirements. Show More Summary

biased survey dooms "ask your doctor" ad campaign for 5-Hour Energy

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Washington v. Living Essentials, LLC, NO. 14-2-19684-9 (King County Super. Ct. Oct. 10, 2016) The state sued Living Essentials seeking injunctive and declaratory relief under Washington’s Consumer Protection Act. While the court found...Show More Summary

American Horse Council Statement on Nonspecific Language in USDA Horse Protection Act Amendment

For the past few months, the US Department of Agriculture has been hosting "listening sessions" around the country and gathering input about a proposed amendment to the American Horse Protection Act, which bans the "soring" abuse techniques...Show More Summary

How Trump’s Campaign Became More Pro-Life than Trump

Last week Donald Trump issued a signed list of pro-life commitments: Nominating pro-life justices to the U.S. Supreme Court. Signing into law the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would end painful late-term abortions nationwide. Show More Summary

House Committee Approves Bill to Repeal Pay Ratio, Conflict Minerals

Blog co-authored with Ken Monahan, Director of International Trade Policy. More than six years since Congress approved the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the House Financial Services...

NY attorney general: Viacom, Mattel, Hasbro, and more violated online children’s protection act

My Little Pony’s motto is “friendship is magic.” In the real world, however, that corporation that owns that property’s motto is probably something closer to “private user data is money.” Viacom, Mattel, Hasbro, and JumpStart — all companies that specialize in children’s toys and entertainment — have agreed to pay penalties relating to their violation […]

PETA Statement: California Passes Landmark Orca Protection Act

Please see the following statement from PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman regarding the California Orca Protection Act, which Gov. Jerry Brown just signed into law today: Thanks to Gov. Jerry... The post PETA Statement: California Passes Landmark Orca Protection Act appeared first on PETA.

Probe finds popular children's websites tracked their activity

Companies settle after New York found they violated Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.        

NY Cracks Down on Mattel and Hasbro For Tracking Kids Online

NY state fines Viacom, Mattel, JumpStart, and Hasbro for violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act by tracking kids under 13 around the web. The post NY Cracks Down on Mattel and Hasbro For Tracking Kids Online appeared first on WIRED.

Facial recognition systems can identify you even if your face is pixelated

Well, this could be quite the problem for privacy advocates everywhere. In locations such the UK, it could cause even cause legal issues for things like the Data Protection Act. Pixelating faces is used throughout the world to conceal identities on camera. Often it’s to protect their identity. Sometimes they need protection, sometimes they’re caught in the background of [...]Show More Summary

Your Company's Severance Agreements Probably Violate Dodd-Frank

Your company's overzealous protection of its secrets could put it on the wrong side of Dodd-Frank. The Dodd-Frank Act Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, passed in 2010, sought to make it much easier for employees to report corporate wrong doing. And the SEC has made it clear......

Proposed Intimate Privacy Protection Act

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Billed as a federal remedy for so-called revenge porn, the proposed Intimate Privacy Protection Act is hailed by Peter Thiel in Monday’s New York Times as a “step in the right direction.” For contrasting views, compare Mark Bennett at Defending People and Scott Greenfield (“poorly drafted and ill-conceived”). Show More Summary

New Jersey’s attempt at legalized sports betting suffers another big setback in court

3 months agoSports : The Early Lead

The U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the prohibition of sports gambling in New Jersey, ruling that the state’s 2014 attempt at legalizing the practice violated the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), the 1992 federal law that prohibits sports gambling in all but four states: Nevada, Oregon, Montana and Delaware. […]

Washington State Sues Comcast For Routinely Ripping Off Its Customers

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Washington State has sued Comcast for, well, being Comcast. A new lawsuit filed by the state this week (pdf) accuses the cable giant of 1.8 million violations of Washington state’s Consumer Protection Act (CPA), including misrepresenting...Show More Summary

State of Washington Sues Comcast for $100 Million

The attorney general for the state of Washington is suing Comcast for $100 million, accusing the big cable company of deceptive sales practices in violation of the state’s Consumer Protection Act, Fortune reports. “The office of Washington State Attorney General...

Illinois governor signs new law requiring stricter rules for stingrays

"Citizen Privacy Protection Act" will also force police to delete non-target data.

Microsoft was just ordered to stop Windows 10 from spying on users

After learning just how much data Windows 10 might be collecting from users, France's National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) has ordered Microsoft to comply with the French Data Protection Act and "stop collecting excessive dataShow More Summary

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