Microsoft wants GDPR-style privacy laws for the US

It is now a year since GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) rules came into effect in Europe, and on this anniversary, Microsoft is starting a conversation about bringing similar privacy regulation to the US. The company praises the privacy framework and says that it has improved how companies handle their customers' personal data. It says that GDPR has inspired a global movement that has seen countries around the world adopt new privacy laws, and that it is time for the US to follow suit. See also: Four out of five people expect Facebook to have another data privacy issue this… [Continue Reading] Continue reading at 'Betanews'

[ Betanews | 2019-05-22 13:22:30 UTC ]
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Penguin Random House, Authors Sue to Block Iowa Anti-LGBTQ Book Banning Law

Penguin Random House and the Iowa State Education Association, along with four bestselling authors and five plaintiffs from the state of Iowa, have sued the state to block key provisions of its sweeping new law banning books with sexual or LGBTQ+ content in schools. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-11-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Fifth Circuit Hears Appeal of Texas Book Rating Law

At a 45-minute hearing on November 29, lawyers for a coalition of plaintiff booksellers and publishing industry groups urged the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans to immediately lift an administrative stay that has allowed Texas's controversial book rating law to take effect despite... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-11-29 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Lambda Legal, ACLU Sue to Block Iowa Anti-LGBTQ Book Banning Law

Signed by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds in May, SF 496, among its provisions, bans books with depictions of written or visual sex from school libraries, and prohibits instruction and materials involving gender identity and sexual orientation for students through sixth grade. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-11-29 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Appeal of Texas Book Rating Law Set for Oral Argument Tomorrow

After weeks of anticipation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit will finally hear oral argument in the state’s appeal of judge Alan D. Albright’s August 31 decision to enjoin key provisions of HB 900. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-11-28 05:00:00 UTC ]
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'Freelance Isn't Free' Becomes Law in New York State

New York Governor Kathy Hochul has signed New York state bill S5026—known as the Freelance Isn’t Free Act, and intended to protect freelance workers including authors and journalists on contract—into law. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-11-22 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Amicus Briefs Urge Appeals Court to Uphold Block on Texas Book Rating Law

With oral argument days away, some 17 organizations and individuals have teamed up to file six separate amicus briefs urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to uphold a lower court decision blocking key portions of Texas’s controversial book rating law. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-11-20 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Booksellers, Publishers Urge Appeals Court to Uphold Block on Texas Book Rating Law

Attorneys for a group of booksellers and publishing industry associations argue that a district court in Texas correctly enjoined HB 900, and that the injunction should be allowed to stand. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-11-14 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Crispy Universe: KFC Gets Futuristic in Blade Runner-Style Ad

KFC's "Crispy" creative platform, which celebrates the brand's origins, won Kantar's Most Effective TV campaign of 2022. Now the fast-food brand and its French agency, Havas Paris, brings that saga to a close with an ad inspired by science fiction classics Blade Runner and The Fifth Element.... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2023-11-07 07:00:00 UTC ]
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In Appeal Brief, Texas Defends Controversial Book Rating Law

In a 62-page filing, state attorneys say a district court judge made "substantive errors" in ordering HB 900 blocked, and urged the Fifth Circuit to overturn the order and dismiss the case. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-11-01 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Microsoft buys Activision, maker of Diablo, Warcraft, and Call of Duty, for $69 billion

United Kingdom regulators were effectively the last hurdle stopping Microsoft from purchasing Activision Blizzard, in the biggest merger the video game industry has ever seen. That hurdle was cleared this morning as the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority relented to adjusted terms.... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2023-10-13 14:10:14 UTC ]
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Appeals Court Lets Texas Book Rating Law Take Effect, Orders Expedited Hearing

The Fifth Circuit ordered an administrative stay to remain in place while an "expedited" appeals process plays out, effectively allowing Texas to enforce HB 900, the state's controversial book rating law, despite a district court finding it to be “a web of unconstitutionally vague requirements." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-10-06 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Schedule Set, but Order Blocking Texas Book Rating Law Still in Limbo

In an October 2 filing, the plaintiffs argued that staying a federal judge's decision to enjoin HB 900 would "radically upend the status quo” and leave booksellers in a precarious position. But that is exactly where things stand, as an administrative stay issued by the Fifth Circuit effectively... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-10-03 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The FTC is challenging Microsoft’s $69 billion buyout of Activision again

Just when Microsoft's buyout of Activision seemed to finally be near complete, the Federal Trade Commission said it will revive its attempt to block the $69 billion deal in an adjudicative process. The FTC plans to restart its in-house trial against Microsoft’s... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2023-09-28 16:28:44 UTC ]
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Appeals Court Temporarily Stays Injunction Blocking Texas Book Rating Law

The temporary hold, which is not based on the merits of the case, puts Judge Alan D. Albright's preliminary injunction on ice while the Fifth Circuit considers the state's bid to stay the injunction. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-09-26 04:00:00 UTC ]
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In a Blistering Opinion, Judge Officially Blocks Texas’ Book Rating Law

After nearly three weeks of waiting, federal judge Alan D. Albright delivered a 59-page written opinion holding that the controversial Texas law "misses the mark" by imposing a web of "unconstitutionally vague" requirements. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-09-19 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Microsoft wants to stream PC Game Pass games, too

Xbox Game Pass’s streaming powers are remarkable, but so far they’ve been limited to titles that have been released on Xbox consoles. Game Pass includes a ton of PC games (and plenty that are available on both), but in order to play them, you have to download the files locally and play... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2023-09-18 14:49:58 UTC ]
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'Asada: The Art of Mexican-Style Grilling' Cookbook Review: An Essential, Flavor-Filled Intro

The new cookbook from Bricia Lopez approaches Mexican cuisine with a festive, LA vibe. The recipes, which heavily feature open-flame cooking, are universally delicious. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2023-09-06 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Texas Argues Parts of New 'Book Rating' Law Should Be Allowed to Take Effect

In a filing late last week, attorneys for the state renewed their broader bid to stay the court's August 31 preliminary injunction blocking HB 900 from taking effect, but also argue that parts of the law are outside the scope of the plaintiffs' claims and should be allowed to take effect. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-09-05 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Judge Blocks Texas Book Ban Law

Judge Alan D. Albright said that he will grant a motion for a preliminary injunction to block Texas's controversial book ban law, which was due to take effect on September 1. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-08-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ruling Imminent on Motion to Dismiss Texas Book Rating Law

A second day of arguments was heard in federal court in Austin over a motion by a consortium of booksellers and book business organizations to block HB 900, Texas's controversial new book rating law. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-08-28 04:00:00 UTC ]
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