Cherokee Phoenix: Tribe’s Historic Registry Act proposed at remaining tribal courthouse

Cherokee Phoenix: Tribe’s Historic Registry Act proposed at remaining tribal courthouse . “Inside the restored Saline District courthouse in Delaware County, Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. announced the Cherokee Nation Historic Registry Act, a piece of legislation that provides a comprehensive framework to protect properties of historical significance to the tribe. CN officials have identified a preliminary list of 78 sites within the tribe’s jurisdiction, many not listed on the national registry.”

Ars Technica: Senate takes another stab at privacy law with proposed COPRA bill

Ars Technica: Senate takes another stab at privacy law with proposed COPRA bill. “Perhaps the third time’s the charm: a group of Senate Democrats, following in the recent footsteps of their colleagues in both chambers, has introduced a bill that would impose sweeping reforms to the current disaster patchwork of US privacy law.”

Guardian (Nigeria): Social media bill to empower government to shut down internet

Guardian (Nigeria): Social media bill to empower government to shut down internet. “The Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulation Bill 2019, otherwise known as the Social Media Bill, has a provision that will empower the Nigerian government to unilaterally order the shutdown of the internet if passed into law. The bill, being pushed by Senator Muhammad Sani Musa (APC-Niger East), passed the second reading this week.”

MeriTalk: House Bill Would Digitize FARA Records

MeriTalk: House Bill Would Digitize FARA Records. “Reps. Ken Buck, R-Colo., and Ro Khanna, D-Calif., introduced a bill on Nov. 15 that would require all Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) files to be submitted to the Department of Justice (DOJ) in a digital, searchable electronic format.”

Puppies, Phones And Porn: How ‘Model Legislation’ Affects Consumers’ Lives (Center for Public Integrity)

Center for Public Integrity: Puppies, Phones And Porn: How ‘Model Legislation’ Affects Consumers’ Lives. “Earlier this year, the Center for Public Integrity, USA TODAY and the Arizona Republic analyzed model statehouse bills to take the first nationwide accounting of how prolific copycat legislation has become. Today, the news organizations publicly released a new model legislation tracker that goes deeper, identifying copycat legislation by comparing statehouse bills to each other — and making that information accessible to the public.”

The House and Senate finally agree on something: Robocalls (TechCrunch)

TechCrunch: The House and Senate finally agree on something: Robocalls. “In these times of political strife, it’s nice that despite our differences we can still band together as a nation in the face of a catastrophe that affects us all equally. I speak, of course, of robocalls, and it seems that the House and Senate have put their differences aside for the present in order to collaborate on a law combating this scourge.”

Search Engine Land: Senate bill seeks to compel tech giants to offer ‘unfiltered’ versions of their content

Search Engine Land: Senate bill seeks to compel tech giants to offer ‘unfiltered’ versions of their content. “There’s a new bill circulating in the Senate that would require large internet companies to disclose that their results are using ‘opaque algorithms’ and offer consumers an option to see non-personalized search results or content, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) first reported. It’s called ‘The Filter Bubble Transparency Act.'”