The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on Friday launched an investigation into Uber’s acquisition of Autocab, a UK technology company that provides private hire and taxi operators with the necessary technology to run their businesses. Uber first announced its intention to acquire Autocab in August last year. Jamie Heywood, Uber’s Regional General Manager for [...]

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Tech platforms such as Google and Facebook are fighting a proposed Australian law?that will force them to remunerate Australian news media companies. The Australian government introduced the News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code in December 2020 after more than three years of extensive public consultation in order to “address the bargaining power imbalance [...]

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa Friday signed a proclamation providing for the Political Party Funding Act, 2018?to come into effect on April 1. The Act regulates public and private funding of political parties in the country. The Act, which repeals the Public Funding of Represented Political Parties Act, 1997, was approved by the parliament in [...]

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The Poland Ministry of Justice on Thursday announced the introduction of the “freedom of speech protection” bill to stop social media platforms from deleting content posted by Polish users or blocking the users if they do not break any Polish laws. The Minister of Justice, Zbigniew Ziobro said: Today, social networking sites themselves decide about [...]

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The US Department of Defense (DOD) on Thursday released a list of nine Chinese companies with alleged links to the Chinese military to be blacklisted under section 1237 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999. The Department said in a press release: The Department is determined to highlight and counter the People’s [...]

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The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched?Friday an investigation into Google’s proposals to remove third party cookies on Chrome and replace them with other tools and functionality to protect user privacy under its “Privacy Sandbox” project. Google announced the Privacy Sandbox project in August 2019, aimed at overcoming “cross-site tracking,” or companies collecting users’ [...]

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Ajit Pai, the outgoing Chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), said in an interview with C-SPAN on Thursday said he does not “intend to move forward” with the proposed rule-making on Section 230 during his remaining time at the FCC. In November, Pai announced that he was leaving the FCC on January 20, [...]

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A group of 11 US Republican senators and senators-elect on Saturday issued a joint statement ahead of the Electoral College certification process on January 6 indicating their intent to contest President-elect Joe Biden’s victory along with GOP Senator Josh Hawley, who announced a similar intent earlier in the week. Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Ron Johnson [...]

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The Karnataka state government in India decided Monday to promulgate an ordinance to bring the Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Bill, 2020 into effect to curb the slaughter of cows in the state. Earlier this month, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government introduced the bill before the state legislative assembly. The bill was [...]

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