Technology, Media & Telecoms
Tech, media and telecom sectors are highly regulated and have many intersections with various laws, including data privacy, antitrust and intellectual property. MLex has for many years closely watched this evolving space and the trends in regulation, enforcement and litigation. From new areas such as IoT, mobile, social media and ecommerce, MLex has been on the forefront of monitoring and reporting on potential risks and opportunities for related businesses. The selected stories below represent some of the latest technology, media and telecommunications regulatory news reporting from our journalists across the globe.
Recent Technology, Media & Telecoms articles
Officials at the US Federal Trade Commission today touted the tough signal they said their $170 million settlement with YouTube over alleged violations of children’s privacy law will send to the online video industry, even as activists and lawmakers panned the agency for being soft on Silicon Valley.
Google’s speech-assistance system's compliance with the EU’s data-protection rules is the subject of an investigation initiated today by Hamburg's data protection authority.
Facebook agreed to pay out $5 billion to settle a privacy investigation with the US Federal Trade Commission, multiple press outlets reported this afternoon, an outcome dividing commissioners yet again along party lines.
The US Department of Justice is looking into whether a group of companies at a key standards organization attempted to exclude technologies from certain firms in creating a new Wifi connectivity standard, MLex has learned.