The full text of a law may not be in this book – nor in its online equivalent.
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It’s a long-standing principle that people should be able to read the laws that govern them. But many technical rules and standards are hard to find and access, even for lawyers or court officials.
If its services help deliver misinformation to your home, what responsibility does Comcast have for that?
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Cable providers like Comcast carry Fox News and other channels that feed conspiracy theories and lies into Americans’ homes.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos speaks via video conference during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on antitrust on Capitol Hill on July 29, 2020, in Washington.
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Taming Big Tech’s market power requires addressing their monopoly over user-related data collection instead of employing traditional antitrust measures such as breaking up the firms.
The regulation of user privacy must consider potential future applications of any collected data.
Any update too Canada’s current regulations to manage online privacy and data protection needs to anticipate emerging trends in data collection.
The UK’s Online Harms White Paper provides a starting point to consider what internet regulation can look like.
Britain’s Online Harms white paper was developed through public consultations and open, democratic processes. It suggests developing regulations that would be implemented by an arms-length entity.
Regulating hate speech on the internet should not be left to private corporations.
National regulation of free speech should be by governments, and not corporations, in order to be democratic.
Modern cars are safer than this – but not because auto companies got more ethical.
Of course people need ethics. But the current troubles in the technology industry are not evidence of an ethics crisis; it is a public-policy crisis.
The Second Cup Ltd. says it is actively reviewing locations in Ontario for potential conversion to cannabis stores in light of a decision by the new provincial government to allow private retailers to sell the drug.
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Ontario must quickly create rules for cannabis stores. How the Ford government decides to regulate retailers will have a major impact on how many retailers will get into the business.
U.S. approval of making blueprints for 3D-printed guns available online has sparked an uproar.
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A battle over the Second Amendment is exactly the wrong way to think about the government’s role in the firearms industry.
Many are calling for government to step in to stop bots and the spread of fake news on sites like Facebook and Twitter. A media expert explains why this is a slippery slope.
Health Insurers should be offering insurance that covers primary care, Paolucci argues.
Business Briefing: treat the cause not the symptoms of problems with private health insurance
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If customers are questioning the value of private health insurance its because of the way the system is distorted by government incentives.
A massive irrigation dam on the outskirts of Bourke.
The Productivity Commission report finds that the agricultural industry is overburdened by red tape but there’s still no clear solution for the best type of regulation.
Code of Federal Regulations, all 175,000 pages.
Too much regulation from Brussels has been a rallying cry for Britons who want to opt out of the EU. Is ‘overregulation’ a problem in the U.S. too?
You can now pay your university tuition in Bitcoin.
Cumbria University is to allow some students to pay their tuition fees in bitcoin, the digital currency hitherto more associated with drugs and guns. But target students probably don’t already have ready…
Huawei’s technology HQ in Shenzen.
In its often fractious dealings with western governments, Chinese tech giant Huawei has been repeatedly accused of being a proxy for government espionage and other practices unbecoming of a global corporation…
Who you gonna call? (They’ve all been fired)
In the days after typhoon Haiyan tore through the Philippines, David Cameron said that such extreme weather demanded that we take steps to prevent and mitigate against climate change. These are encouraging…
The proposed HS2 line near Altofts, south of Leeds: big changes, but who decides?
The UK’s largest infrastructure projects of coming decades have been wrapped in controversy: the HS2 high-speed rail line linking London to the north is mired in political wrangling and disputed facts…
Treasurer Joe Hockey admits the government’s ‘open for business’ promise must be followed up with action.
From a three-and-a-half year high last month, business confidence data for October shows the post-election honeymoon is over, with business conditions continuing to underperform in non-mining sectors…
ASIC Chairman Greg Medcraft.
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has called for more powers, including a broadening of the definition of “whistleblower”, in a paper defending its role as the corporate watchdog. ASIC’s…
Clinics advertise the most popular laser treatments from A$100 but they can involve a lot more financial pain.
Tattoo removal is a lucrative business. According to one estimate, about a quarter of Australians under 30 have a tattoo. And approximately a quarter of these people are planning to have it removed. Tattoo…