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FCC Seeks Input on State Attorneys General’s Call-Blocking Technology Inquiry

The FCC’s docket dedicated to resolving issues related to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) has been very active as of late.

NARAL is Panicked: “There’s No Guarantee” We Can Stop Ban on Abortion After 20 Weeks

(LiveActionNews) — NARAL Pro-Choice America president Ilyse Hogue announced that they are unsure if they can stop a new effort to protect pre-born children. What has NARAL panicked is the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act – legislation that would ban abortions after twenty weeks. Show More Summary

Pro-Abortion Web Site: Even if Unborn Babies Feel Pain, Kill Them in Excruciating Abortions

It’s no secret that pro-abortion advocates get all squiggly when pro-lifers discuss the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, the legislation that would protect babies after 20-weeks fetal age based on the scientific evidence that they can feel pain. This is probably because 64% of Americans support protecting pain-capable babies (women is higher number than […]

Taiwanese government accuses Apple, Samsung, others of violating privacy laws

Taiwan's National Communications Commission said on Thursday that it has found 12 of the world's largest mobile phone manufacturers, including Apple, to be in contravention of the country's Personal Information Protection Act which governs the "collection, processing and use of personal information."

Müller-Karpe on Amending the 2007 Cultural Heritage Protection Act

Museum archaeologist Müller-Karpe talks to M. Doering about the proposed amendment of the 2007 Cultural Heritage Protection Act and the influence of the art dealer lobby.Deutschland ist zu einem Umschlagplatz für internationale Schmuggler antiker Kunst geworden. Show More Summary

A dangerous NSA bill

Senators are likely to vote soon on S. 2685, the USA Freedom Act — which should be named the Terrorist Plot Protection Act — a bill championed by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) aimed at severely curtailing the National Security Agency surveillance operation. As a memo for the Republican Policy Committee explains, “This bill has never […]

Redbox Isn't Violating 1980s Video-Rental Privacy Law: 7th Cir.

Believe it or not, federal law prohibits disclosing a person's videotape rental records. Congress passed the Video Privacy Protection Act after Judge Robert Bork's video rental history was leaked during his failed nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1987. (The author of a widely read article on "The Bork......

Covered by CBA, Employee’s State Law Whistleblower Claim Preempted by Federal Law, New Jersey Court Rules

The National Law Review An employee represented under a collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) is barred from claiming whistleblower retaliatory discharge under the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (“CEPA”) against his...Show More Summary

Tech firms promise to safeguard student data

2 months agoTechnology : sCommerce

After California Governor Jerry Brown passed the Student Online Personal Information Protection Act (SOPIPA) on 29th September, a group of 14 industry players have promised to adopt its principles across the United States.

Federal Trade Secrets Protection Act Approved by House Judiciary Committee

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

On September 17, 2014, the House Judiciary Committee approved the bi-partisan federal Trade Secrets Protection Act of 2014, H.R. 5233, which we previously wrote about when introduced in July, 2014 by North Carolina Representative George Holding. Show More Summary

Senate’s new overseas-email protection act gets mixed reviews

A bipartisan group of senators are backing the idea that emails held by U.S. services providers overseas need greater legal protection than they currently enjoy, but some are praising its existence and pointing out what they see as its significant flaws. On Thursday, Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.) introduced the […]

Senate’s new overseas-email protection act gets mixed reviews

A bipartisan group of senators are backing the idea that emails held by U.S. services providers overseas need greater legal protection than they currently enjoy, but some are praising its existence and pointing out what they see as its significant flaws. On Thursday, Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.) introduced the […]

Feds officially kick off campaign to nail COPPA violators. Here’s why you should care

The FTC announced today that, in addition to Yelp, it has sued mobile app developer TinyCo for violating the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.

FTC Goes After Yelp Because Yelp Has The Audacity To Let Kids Use Its App

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

For years now, we've discussed the ridiculousness of the COPPA law (the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act). The rallying cry of "protect the children!" quite frequently leads to very poor policy decisions, and COPPA (and the enforcement around it) is a perfect example of that. Show More Summary

F.T.C. Fines Yelp and TinyCo for Violating Children’s Privacy Rules

3 months agoTechnology : Bits

The commission found that the two companies violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, known as Coppa.

House Charts Common-Sense Course for EPA and States to Work Together on Clean Water

Yesterday evening, the House passed H.R. 5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act, introduced by Rep.Read the Rest...

Don't Let Misinformation Prevail Over Clean Water

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on a bill known as H.R. 5078, "Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014." This bill threatens to muddy the waters for America's wetlands and undermine...Show More Summary

California’s “Monopoly Protection Act”, AB 2145, Is Dead

Originally Published in the ECOreport California’s monopoly utilities failed in what many perceive as their latest attempt to squash community choice aggregates. Assemblyman Steven Bradford could not find a senator willing to sponsor...Show More Summary

Decatur’s Planned Actions in Response to Georgia’s “Safe Carry Protection Act

On the agenda for tonight’s city commission meeting – how Decatur will revise its policies in response to Georgia House Bill 60, known as the “Safe Carry Protection Act”.  Here’s Asst. City Manager’s summary to City Manager Peggy Merriss… In response to HB 60, the “Safe Carry Protection Act”, which was effective July 1, 2014, […]

Are Democrats Waging the Real War on Women?

Earlier this month, Senator Lindsey Graham introduced the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in the U.S. Senate. The U.S. House has already passed this bill – which would protect unborn children from abortion after the fifth month of pregnancy and their mothers from the additional harm late-term abortion can cause. But despite its popularity among […]

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