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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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Just 17% of Martech System Replacements Are Home-Built: MarTech Report

July 7, 2022

The build-vs-buy debate never ends, and sometimes build really makes sense.  But buy is clearly the way to bet: just 17% of martech replacement projects chose a homegrown solution this year, according to this MarTech survey.  That’s down from 31% the year before.  CDPs were among the least common replacements, maybe because they’re awesome and maybe because most CDP implementations are fairly new.  Download for more fun facts.

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