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Ireland regulator fines TikTok record €345 million for child data privacy violations

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The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) announced on Friday a €345m million fine against social media giant TikTok for severe breaches of data protection regulations. The DPC’s investigation into TikTok’s practices was prompted by escalating concerns over the platform’s handling of personal data, particularly that of minors. The probe scrutinized the company’s compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which mandates rigorous standards for data priv

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CMS Is Getting More Serious About Penalizing Hospitals For Price Transparency Noncompliance

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CMS has fined two hospitals in September for alleged violations of its price transparency rule. This marks the third month in a row that the agency has issued fines against hospitals for price transparency noncompliance, following a yearslong period of light enforcement.

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Egypt court sentences government critic to six months in jail

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An Egyptian court in Cairo delivered a verdict on Saturday sentencing renowned government critic Hisham Kassem to a six-month jail sentence and a fine, according to local independent media. The charges stem from an online dispute with former minister Kamal Abu Eita. Kassem has previously been lauded for his fervent support of independent journalism in Egypt.

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Introducing MedCity FemFwd, a New Podcast on Women’s Health

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MedCity News is launching a new podcast called MedCity FemFwd, which will discuss the breakthroughs and challenges in the women’s health space. In the inaugural episode, Michelle Long of KFF examines whether Opill — the first daily oral contraceptive approved for nonprescription use in the U.S. — will be covered by insurance.

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Empower Your Firm: The Modern Guide To Litigation Financing

Litigation is expensive. Expert witnesses, depositions, staffing, and a long list of other expenses can limit your firm’s options. They strain cash flow, limit taking on new clients, and can even impact case strategy. This guide simplifies the complex world of litigation financing and compares different models and how they can impact the access to justice your firm provides to clients.

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Logos Remain Relevant: Source Confusion and Design Patent Infringement

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by Dennis Crouch In a previous post, I examined the important issue of comparison prior art that emerged from the dispute between Columbia Sportswear and Seirus. This post will focus on another key issue from the case – the relevance of logos in design patent infringement analysis. The Federal Circuit’s pair of decisions provide guidance on how logos factor into the design patent infringement inquiry, and begin to tease-out differences in policy concerns underlying design patent law versus trade

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Murder, They Wrote: Bush and Tlaib Publish Column Accusing Police of Covering Up Killing of Protester

JonathanTurley

The Nation is under criticism this week for another column that appears to entirely discard the facts in advancing a narrative of police misconduct. Despite its writers supporting forms of censorship to fight “disinformation,” Nation columns regularly omit or misrepresent key facts in national controversies. The latest example is a column published from Reps.

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Federal prosecutors in Trump’s 2020 election interference case request order to prohibit ‘inflammatory’ and ‘misleading’ statements

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Federal prosecutors in former US President Donald Trump’s 2020 election interference case requested a court order on Friday to prevent Trump from making certain prejudicial and extrajudicial statements in an effort to limit jury interference. The case is in the US District Court for the District of Columbia. The motion argues that, since Trump’s jury indictment, he has “repeatedly and widely disseminated public statements attacking [] citizens …, the Court, prosecutors, a

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Gagging Donald Trump: Why Smith’s “Narrowly Tailored Motion” is a Neither Narrow Nor Wise

JonathanTurley

Below is a longer version of my column in the New York Post on the gag order motion docketed Friday night in Washington, D.C. by Special Counsel Jack Smith. While described by Smith as “narrowly tailored,” even a cursory consideration of the broad scope and vague terms belies such a claim. It would sharply limit the ability of former President Donald Trump to publicly discuss the evidence and allegations in a case that is now at the center of the presidential campaign.