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Source https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-10-25-mtn-faces-2021-us-court-date-for-allegedly-assisting-taliban-terrorism-in-afghanistan/ BUSINESS MAVERICK 168 By An Wentzel• 25 October 2020 SA’s largest cellphone company has long prided itself on being able to operate in some of the toughest environments in the world, but that facility is being tested as never before in a US court case brought by family members of US soldiers who were...
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100 Boston University Law Review 1315 (2020) UCLA School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 20-01 Posted: 28 Jan 2020, Last revised: 2 Oct 2020 Andrew D. Selbst UCLA School of Law Date Written: March 11, 2019 Abstract Negligence law is often asked to adapt to new technologies. So it is with artificial intelligence...
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Source: Telecompaper.com https://tinyurl.com/yy3dhyzj Tuesday 13 October 2020 Insurance companies may not use personal data collected from fitness apps such as Fitbit or Runkeeper, according to a law approved by the Belgian parliament. Furthermore, they may not condition premiums or coverage on a customer’s use of such apps, reports Computable.  Read more at: https://tinyurl.com/yy3dhyzj
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Source: https://tinyurl.com/y8nrdq6y TRISTAN KIRK Courts Correspondent The government’s rollout of the 5G mobile network is facing a High Court legal challenge amid safety fears around the new generation of phone masts. Ministers announced in July it was relaxing planning permission requirements for the extension and upgrade of phone masts around the country, to accelerate the implementation of the 5G network. Today, a judicial...
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Source: https://tinyurl.com/y6a6y6kn Staff Writer 29 September 2020 Gupta-linked companies that were used for kickbacks for state tenders donated R10 million to the ANC shortly before the 2014 elections, News24 reported. What makes this report noteworthy to the IT community is that a large portion of the kickbacks paid to these companies came from Neotel, now known...
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IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALSFOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUITNOS. 20-1025 AND 20-1138 Filed: 09/22/2020 Parties.Petitioners in Case No. 20-1025 are Environmental Health Trust, Consumers for Safe Cell Phones, Elizabeth Barris, and Theodora Scarato. Petitioners in Case No. 20-1138 are Children’s Health Defense, Michele Hertz, Petra Brokken, Dr. David O. Carpenter, Dr. Toril...
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Berkeley Cell Phone “Right to Know” Ordinance A federal judge says Berkeley cannot require cell-phone retailers to warn customers about possible radiation dangers from holding phones close to their bodies, a ruling based on the Federal Communications Commission’s assessment that the warnings are unneeded and would hurt business. Courts had previously rejected arguments that the...
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By JAMIE NIMMO, FINANCIAL MAIL ON SUNDAY PUBLISHED: 21:50 BST, 29 August 2020 | UPDATED: 01:58 BST, 31 August 2020 Mobile phone giant Vodafone has suffered a defeat in court that could open the door to a wave of legal challenges by landowners that host 5G phone masts.  Operators such as Vodafone pay landowners billions of pounds in rents every...
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Source: https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/afriforum-submits-commentary-against-proposed-5g-policy-2020-09-01 1ST SEPTEMBER 2020 BY: NATASHA ODENDAALCREAMER MEDIA SENIOR DEPUTY EDITOR The civil rights organisation AfriForum has raised its concerns that the Draft Policy and Policy Direction on Rapid Deployment of Electronic Communication Networks and Facilities, or fifth-generation (5G) policy, will violate property rights and pose specific safety risks to landowners. In a written response to the...
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Bradley Prior 22 August 2020 Telkom has lost a case against Vodacom in the Pretoria High Court over the latter’s use of Telkom’s ducts and sleeves to roll out its fibre network. This outcome is great news for South African customers, who could see fewer obstacles impeding their preferred fibre network from installing infrastructure in...
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