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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

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

2 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

2 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

Six Years Later, What Will Determine The Fate Of Dodd-Frank?

Thursday marked the sixth anniversary of the establishment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, drawing even more attention to the swirl of debate around its impact, issues and implications. Discussion regarding the fate of the heavy-handed legislation – a hot-button issue that’s proven to be an [...]

Six Years After Dodd–Frank, a Lot of What Occurs on Wall Street Is Nothing More Than Gambling

Six years ago this week, hundreds of people gathered in Washington to watch President Barack Obama sign into law the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. On that day there was a hope that its passage marked the beginning of a new phase in Washington’s approach to Wall Street regulation.

Court Rules the Navy Must Reduce Use of Marine Life-Disturbing Sonar

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the regulation allowing the Navy to use its long-range sonar violates the Marine Protection Act.

US Navy's sonar use violates Marine Mammal Protection Act

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Navy have been blasting the sea with louder than rock concert sounds, hunting for Red October. Apparently the U.S. Navy hasn't done enough to ensure its sonar technology isn't hurting whales tho. Regardless this decision being overturned,...Show More Summary

This Pastor’s Church is Refusing to Obey California’s Mandate That It Pay for Abortions

On July 13, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill known as the Conscience Protection Act—intended to protect the rights of health care providers, churches and other groups that object to participating in abortion. Seated in the House Gallery, one man watched the vote with all the intensity of a general going into war. […]

Why Washington State Should Have Licensed Many More Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Why Washington State Should Have Licensed Many More Medical Marijuana Dispensaries by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue L ast week, I wrote about how the new medical marijuana system created under the Cannabis Patient Protection Act (SB 5052) shut out many of Washington State's medical marijuana dispensaries. Show More Summary

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