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Industry Applauds Omnibus Cloud Act Inclusion; Privacy Groups Fear Abuse; Some on Hill Split

Privacy groups warned against a surge in human rights abuses after inclusion of the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (Cloud) (S-2383/HR-4943) in the omnibus spending bill (see 1803210068 and 1803220048). Some within industry praised … Subscribe to Read >>

AT&T, DOJ Lawyers Spar as Opening Arguments Are Held in Antitrust Trial

Section 7 of the Clayton Act says a deal shouldn't go through if there's reasonable probability it harms consumers, and New AT&T's ability to do that via Time Warner content and its incentive to do so due to its … Subscribe to Read >>

Streaming Music Sales Leap 43%, Says RIAA, Pushing Copyright Updates

Streaming music sales, 65 percent of music industry revenue last year, grew 43 percent to $5.7 billion, RIAA reported, as its continues seeking copyright law updates to match such changes. Paid subscriptions were the biggest growth driver for … Subscribe to Read >>

Tech Groups Slam Tariffs on Products Trump Says Are Backed by China’s 'Unfair Industrial Policy'

President Donald Trump’s signing of a memorandum Thursday proposing tariffs on about $60 billion worth of Chinese goods imported to the U.S. didn’t detail for now which specific products would be targeted. But CTA President Gary Shapiro wasted little … Subscribe to Read >>

House Passes FY 2018 Omnibus With Ray Baum's Act, Broadband Funding Attached

The Repack Airwaves Yielding Better Access for Users of Modern Services (Ray Baum's) Act FCC reauthorization and spectrum legislative package (HR-4986) and other tech and telecom policy provisions included in the $1.3 trillion FY 2018 omnibus spending bill (HR-1625) … Subscribe to Read >>

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Some US Companies Struggling With GDPR Readiness

U.S. companies are generally taking the EU general data protection regulation seriously, but many will struggle to achieve compliance by the May 25 deadline, privacy experts said. There's a perception in Europe that American businesses are ahead in the rush to meet GDPR requirements, but one expert thinks European organizations are better prepared. Challenges for U.S. businesses are getting management buy-in, the absence of a strong American concept of data privacy, and the difficulties of finding all GDPR-relevant data across organizations, observers said. … Read More >>

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