Tag Archives: Laws

Monday briefing: Police call for changes to stop and search laws

Top story: Fears minorities may be disproportionately targeted This is Alison Rourke bringing you Monday’s top stories to start the week. Police chiefs want to broaden their stop and search powers by lowering the level of suspicion an officer needs to use the powers in England and Wales. Scrapping the “reasonable grounds” test is controversial, because black people are around ... Read More »

Seattle says Facebook broke one of its campaign advertising laws

Seattle’s election commission says Facebook broke a city law that requires it to disclose who paid for campaign ads. Reuters reports that the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission’s executive director, Wayne Barnett, said Facebook must reveal advertising spending information for last year’s city elections or potentially face fines of up to $5,000 per ad purchase. Facebook, Twitter and Google have been under scrutiny ... Read More »

Qualcomm Fined $854 Million by South Korean Regulator for Violating Completion Laws

South Korea’s antitrust regulator said on Wednesday it fined US chipmaker Qualcomm Inc KRW 1.03 trillion ($854 million or roughly Rs. 5,821 crores), a record for the country, ruling its business practices of patent licensing and smartphone modem chip sales hindered competition. The Korea Fair Trade Commission said Qualcomm abused its dominant market position and forced handset makers to pay ... Read More »