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Senate Introduces Consumer Review Freedom Act to Protect Online Consumer Reviews

By Sheri Pan – Edited by Cristina Carapezza

On September 16, 2015, the Senate introduced the Consumer Review Freedom Act (CRFA) of 2015.  The bill prohibits businesses from using “anti-review contracts,” provisions that prevent individuals from leaving reviews about a business’ product, service, or conduct.  The bill was originally introduced by Senator John Thune (R-SD).  On Wednesday, November 4, 2015, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing to discuss the bill.

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California Paves the Way with New Privacy Laws

By Ann Kristin Glenster – Edited by Stacy Ruegilin

California’s newest digital privacy rights bill shifts the state’s legal framework closer to Europe’s more stringent data protection standards.

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California Passes Landmark Digital Privacy Law

By Sheri Pan — Edited by Ariane Moss

On October 8, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act, thereby heightening privacy protections for digital records.  Under the new regime, state government entities must secure a search warrant to obtain the content and metadata of electronic communications.

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Russia’s “Right To Be Forgotten” and China’s Right To Be Protected: New Privacy and Security Legislation

By Brittany Doyle – Edited by Ken Winterbottom

The legislatures in Russia and China took steps this month to tighten regulations over Internet companies with access to user data. In Russia, President Vladmir Putin signed a law ensuring a “right to be forgotten” reminiscent of the European Court of Justice’s right to be forgotten ruling of May 2014. And in China, the National People’s Congress released a draft cybersecurity bill that would formalize and strengthen the State’s long-standing regulation of websites and network operators.

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Posted On Jul - 20 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Flash Digest: News in Brief

By Jeanne Jeong

European Regulators and Watchdogs Increase Investigation of “Technology Giants”

Snapchat Published Transparency Report Revealing Government Data Sharing

New Senate Cyberbill Measure to Protect Americans from Cybercrime

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Posted On Apr - 6 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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