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Australia’s Feud With Google Has Big Implications For Domestic Businesses And Digital Platforms

Back in December, Google threatened to shut down its search engine in Australia if the country’s News Media Bargaining Code (NMBC) were to become law. The NMBC wants to compensate news publishers for links to their content in Google’s search results. Days before this happened, Google just wrote up a deal with French publishers to license their …

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Facebook Warns EU Users Of The Impacts To Messaging Because Of Privacy Law Changes

The newest messaging changes for European users have been outline by Facebook due to new laws regarding data security and privacy in the country. The ‘ePrivacy Directive’, or the Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive, is incorporating more forms of digital communication this week. The specifics of this directive includes how user data is stored and used …

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Google Has Been Accused Of Colluding With Facebook, Abusing Monopoly Power In New Lawsuit

A lawsuit against Google has been filed on Wednesday by ten state attorney generals, saying that it has used its monopoly illegally regarding the online advertising sector to force out competition through a number of different exclusionary tactics. According to the filing, “Plaintiff States seek to restore free and fair competition to these markets and …

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Facebook Begins Legal Action Against Instagram Clone Sites

Facebook brought forth legal action against and Istanbul software developer, who basically scrapes user data from Instagram, and republishes the content on these alternate platforms. Income is generated for the developer by running ads on these clone sites. Here’s what Facebook said: “Today we filed a lawsuit in the US against Ensar Sahinturk for scraping …

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Is Your Website At Risk For An ADA Accessibility Lawsuit?

Because of the American’s wit Disabilities act, many businesses have really changed how they operate online. Making sure that your website has all of the proper accessibilities is important these days, because it gives visitors to your site a better opportunity to get your services and/or products. Not only that, it can also mean a …

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Amazon Might Face Antitrust Action For Using Data To Undermine Third Party Sellers

Over the last two years, the European Commission (EU) has been investigating Amazon for using the company’s non-public data on its platform to undermine competition. Now that the investigation is wrapping up, the EC is calling this a violation of the EU competition law. According to the formal antitrust charging document that was recently made public, …

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Google Will Be Launching ‘Enhanced News Storytelling’ Project With Licensed Content

Google announced back in June that they will release a news-content licensing program that will pay publishers for high-quality content for a brand new ‘news experience’ released later this year. According to Google, this initiative is going to have “an enhanced storytelling experience that lets people go deeper into more complex stories.” Germany, Brazil and Australia …

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Stress Isn’t An Excuse To Spam For Businesses

With COVID-19 still a pretty significant situation in our lives, many businesses are doing their best trying to keep their revenue up any way they can. There are those who are taking the channels they have and really ramping them up, while others are doing what ever they can in a desperate attempt in order …

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How To Stay CCPA Compliant With Facebook’s Limited Data Use Period Coming To An End

On July 1st, Advertisers were automatically opted into Facebook’s new Limited Data Use setting due to the California Consumer Privacy Act compliance (CCPA). With the CCPA, users in California have the right to know how their data is being used, as well as the ability to opt out of it so companies aren’t allowed to …

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The Big EU Court Strikes Down Data Transfer Agreement That Google, Facebook and Amazon Relies On

In a big move last week during the “Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland and Maximillian Schrems” case, the highest court in Europe  struck down the Privacy Shield framework that thousands of companies rely on when it comes to large scale data transfers between the US and Europe. Now that Privacy Shield has gone away, what will happen? …

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