Regulatory Rumblings Archive

July 2015


Battle Over “Right to Be Forgotten” Heats Up Globally

Posted: Jul 31, 2015 10:00am ET

It has been a little over a year since the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg established the “Right to be Forgotten” online in a groundbreaking and disturbing decision.

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Filing Shows San Francisco Beverage Ordinance is Unconstitutional

Posted: Jul 30, 2015 9:00am ET

In response to a recently approved San Francisco ordinance that would ban most advertising of sugar-sweetened beverages – sodas, sports drinks, energy drinks, and iced teas – on government property, the American Beverage Association, the California Retailers Association, and the California State Outdoor Advertising Association have filed a motion asking the district court to stay this ordinanc ...

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ICANN Update: Aftermath of the Buenos Aires Meeting

Posted: Jul 14, 2015 2:00pm ET

Before the ICANN Buenos Aires meeting even formally began, NTIA Assistant Secretary Larry Strickling dropped a bombshell in a packed meeting in the evening of Sunday, June 21 – the transition of the IANA (technical) function of ICANN would not take place in September 2015, but would be moved back about a year until the middle of 2016 to provide more time for the internal working groups within IC ...

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Progress Being Made, but Still Many Big Issues for ICANN

Posted: Jul 10, 2015 9:00am ET

The House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing Wednesday during which several members continued to raise questions about the transparency and accountability of ICANN. The aim of the hearing, Internet Governance Progress After ICANN 53, was to gain more understanding about the timeline for the IANA transition process and to give members a chance to hear fir ...

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Advertising still a Tax Target

Posted: Jul 9, 2015 9:00am ET

The U.S. Senate Finance Committee released the reports of its five bipartisan tax working groups yesterday. These working groups were tasked with coming up with new and creative avenues for tax reform by examining various aspects of the code.

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