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IT’S THE LAW (06/29/2021)

Florida alarmingly enacts a law to opinion-check students and staff at public colleges and universities annually to ensure the state knows what opinions they plan to bring to campus. Bill 233, which goes into effect July, 1 does not specify what will be done with survey results.  However, the Governor suggested budget cuts could be applied if the colleges and universities were deemed to be “indoctrinating” students and it was determined it was not “worth state dollars” to support it. The bill also allows for the institutions themselves establish a code of conduct and to be allowed to penalize students for violation of that code via actions including reprimand, reduction of grade, or denial of academic credit.

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U.S. Supreme Court TransUnion decision ranks credit score more important than harm being labeled a “terrorist”

June 29, 2021

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of TransUnion LLC against consumers who were part of a class action because they’d been name matched as “terrorists” as a result of a TransUnion credit report. The justices found consumers don’t have a legal right to sue if reputational harm did not materialize (at least not by the time of the suit’s decision). This adds an additional burden of proof for class action suits disallowing claims when a future harm has not yet been realized. Read More – Supreme Court decision

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Customer Data Platform Industry Adds New Vendors: CDP Institute Report

July 12, 2024

Software vendors continued to add Customer Data Platform (CDP) capabilities to existing systems in the first half of 2024, according to the CDP Institute’s latest Industry Update report.  Nearly all of the dozen companies appearing in the report for the first time started as marketing or messaging applications and added CDP capabilities after they were built.  These firms accounted for most of the industry growth during the report period.

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