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The Roanoke Times – Virginia Supreme Court ruling on license plates creates dangerous speed bumps for law enforcement

The Roanoke Times – Virginia Supreme Court ruling on license plates creates dangerous speed bumps for law enforcement A license plate number would not be “personal information” because there is nothing about a license plate number that inherently “describes, locates or indexes anything about an individual.” Without something connecting the license plate number to an individual, it is just a combination of letters and numbers that does not…

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Herald Online – NetChoice: Senate Ploy to Impose Internet Sales Taxes Tops List of Bad Internet Laws

Herald Online – NetChoice: Senate Ploy to Impose Internet Sales Taxes Tops List of Bad Internet Laws “The only thing worse than an unfair bill is an unfair bill shoved through Congress using an unfair process,” NetChoice Executive Director Steve DelBianco said. “At a time when lawmakers are making real progress on remote taxation approaches that don’t punish specific technologies and business models, this crass attem…

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Madison County Record – While Illinois courts Amazon, privacy litigation threatens tech firms, Illinois employers

Madison County Record – While Illinois courts Amazon, privacy litigation threatens tech firms, Illinois employers Steve DelBianco, the president and CEO of e-commerce association NetChoice, in an Oct. 24 op-ed in The State Journal-Register called out “over-regulations” and “special interest attorneys” for “placing more hurdles on the path to prosperity for Illinois’s tech scene.” … DelBianco criticized the flurry of class-action litig…

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Baltimore Business Journal – Maryland Measure Seeks to Regulate Short-Term Rental Hosts Like Airbnb

Baltimore Business Journal – Maryland Measure Seeks to Regulate Short-Term Rental Hosts Like Airbnb Carl Szabo, the vice president and general counsel for e-commerce trade association NetChoice, said the playing field between hotels and short-term rental operators is already uneven, in favor of hotels. “The online platforms we’re talking about don’t get any of the tax incentives or tens of millions of dollars in business d…

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Government Technology – Facebook, Google, ACLU Voice Concerns About Republican Internet Privacy Bill

Government Technology – Facebook, Google, ACLU Voice Concerns About Republican Internet Privacy Bill NetChoice, a trade group that includes targeted ad giants Google, Facebook, and Yahoo, says a bill proposed by Republican Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn to make web services and internet access providers like Comcast and Verizon get permission from users before collecting their data will end free services online. “[I]magine a world where th…

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Global Travel Industry News – NYC short-term rental law unconstitutional, NetChoice issues statement

Global Travel Industry News – NYC short-term rental law unconstitutional, NetChoice issues statement “New York’s fight against their own residents has led them to defy the constitution and violate the rights of New Yorkers,” continued Szabo. “New York’s Southern District Court should protect the rights of NYC homeowners. The city’s anti-home sharing laws are dysfunctional and to enforce them New York is trampling residents’ right to privacy…

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Illinois Policy – While Illinois courts Amazon, privacy litigation threatens tech firms, Illinois employers

Illinois Policy – While Illinois courts Amazon, privacy litigation threatens tech firms, Illinois employers Steve DelBianco, the president and CEO of e-commerce association NetChoice, in an Oct. 24 op-ed in The State Journal-Register called out “over-regulations” and “special interest attorneys” for “placing more hurdles on the path to prosperity for Illinois’s tech scene.” … DelBianco criticized the flurry of class-action litigation…

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Virginia Supreme Court ruling on license plates creates dangerous speed bumps for law enforcement

A license plate number would not be “personal information” because there is nothing about a license plate number that inherently “describes, locates or indexes anything about an individual.” Without something connecting the license plate number to an individual, it is just a combination of letters and numbers that does not describe, locate or index anything about anyone. Read more on The Roanoke Times: Virginia Supreme Court ruling on license pl…

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The Drive – Major Rental Car Companies Want Car Sharing Services to Be Equally Regulated

The Drive – Major Rental Car Companies Want Car Sharing Services to Be Equally Regulated “Turo hosts have an economic disadvantage compared to giant rental car companies. NetChoice estimates that rental companies avoid paying $3.2 billion annually in state sales taxes, while Turo estimates that [its] hosts have paid over $450 million in state sales taxes when they purchased their personal vehicles,” Michelle Peacock, VP and Head…

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Chicago Tonight WTTW – Geolocation Privacy Protection Act Awaits Action by Rauner

Chicago Tonight WTTW – Geolocation Privacy Protection Act Awaits Action by Rauner But it could be bad for users’ experience, says Carl Szabo, senior policy counsel for the trade association NetChoice which advocates for fewer restrictions on online businesses. “Having more pop-ups when you use your device or different pop-ups can create confusion,” Szabo said. “[This bill] begins messing with the notices we’ve become accustomed to using and…