Xiaomi Corporation sued the US Departments of Defense and Treasury Friday over its designation at a “Communist Chinese military company.” Xiaomi was designated as a military company by the Department of Defense (DOD) on January 14 under the 1999 National Defense Authorization Act. Under former president Donald Trump’s Executive Order 13959, American investors cannot purchase [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday rejected a Department of Defense (DOD) lawyer’s petition to view a hearing for convicted terrorist Ibrahim al Qosi Tuesday. Although this lawyer is a member of the DOD and works in the Military Commissions Defense Organization, a branch of the DOD that [...]

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Dominion Voting Systems sued Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani Monday for defamation following his post-election statements regarding their voting machines. The lawsuit filed in the US District Court for the District of Columbia, alleges that Giuliani’s defamatory statements gave rise to more than $650 million in damages, and the company seeks a total of $1.3 [...]

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The Competition Commission of India (CCI) argued before the Karnataka High Court Monday that Amazon is violating India’s Competition Act, a 2002 law that governs monopoly activity. The CCI alleges that Amazon struck deals with businesses to be the exclusive seller of goods, such as Apple and Samsung smartphones. Moreover, the CCI alleges that Amazon’s [...]

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On Monday, the Seoul High Court sentenced Samsung chairman Lee Jae-yong to two and a half years in prison on charges of corruption and bribery. Mr. Lee is the son of former Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee, who was himself the son of Samsung founder Lee Byung-chul. Samsung is Korea’s largest chaebol, which refers to family-owned [...]

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Microblogging social media company Parler on Monday sued Amazon for terminating its account on Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon subsidiary and one of the largest cloud computing companies on the Internet. Parler’s complaint, filed in the US District Court for the Western District of Washington, where Amazon’s headquarters is located, alleges that Amazon terminated [...]

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On Saturday, the National People’s Congress of China enacted a measure establishing a new intellectual property court in the southern island of Hainan. China has sought to strengthen Hainan’s position as a global free trade port in the South China Sea, competing with other shipping centers in the area such as Hong Kong, Singapore, and [...]

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The US Senate Tuesday passed the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act, repealing healthcare insurers’ federal antitrust immunity. The House of Representatives previously passed the law in September, and Senate approval will now send it to President Trump to sign. Many insurers were granted an exemption from federal antitrust law in 1945 with the passage of [...]

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China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) published new rules governing foreign investment on Saturday that establish an approval process for foreign investment in industries critical to national security, including energy and infrastructure. In a Chinese-language Q&A, the Commission defended the new rules as not protectionist, arguing that major European and North American economies, including [...]

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Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC)?fined Twitter Tuesday due to Twitter’s failure to timely report a breach of users’ private tweets between September 2017 and January 2019. Approximately 88,000 accounts were identified as having their tweets publicly available, despite the accounts being marked private. The €450,000 fine was calculated in accordance with EU precedent and is [...]

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