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Children’s Privacy: Twenty-one TV stations targeted by FCC for $3.4M fine for kids’ ad violation

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) wants to levy a $3.4M fine on TV stations owned by Sinclair Broadcasting, Nextstar Media Group, Cunningham Broadcasting and others it has found violating the FCC’s Children’s Programming Commercial rules. The rules, which specify time limits on how much advertising can be done proportionate to hours of children’s programming have been flouted particularly by Sinclair (which would receive the largest fine totaling $2.652 million), repeatedly over many years.

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European Data Protection Supervisor sues members of EU Parliament over Europol dispute

September 27, 2022

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has taken the unusual step of suing Members of Parliament (MEPs) to prevent them from enacting legislation that would allow law enforcement agency, Europol, to sidestep stricter privacy rules the EDPS wants. EDPS had ordered Europol to erase data it was holding on individuals who had no proven crime record, but MEPs and national governments stepped with alternate legislation that would shield Europol and expand its ability to sell data.

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Salesforce Offers Free Data Cloud to Sales and Service Cloud Customers

February 21, 2024

Salesforce is offering a free version of its CDP-esq Data Cloud to Sales and Service Cloud customers, with the apparent goal of increasing use of Marketing Cloud.  The Data Cloud offers Marketing Cloud users a unified view of data in Salesforce clouds and other systems via no-copy access to cloud databases and Mulesoft connectors.  The company also unveiled a small business edition of Marketing Cloud.

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