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September 28, 2017
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Class action settlement by GIS

Tyus (the plaintiff) alleged that General Information Solutions improperly reported old, non-criminal ordinances in his record, in breach of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
 
The ordinance violation was non-violent and more than seven years old. Tyus received a settlement of $704,000.

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September 12, 2017
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Web Law Offers Right to be Forgotten Online 

Social media firms will have to erase personal information on individuals when asked under laws allowing people the "right to be forgotten" online.

The Data Protection Bill will make it simpler for people to control how companies use their personal details, including requesting that posts or pictures be deleted. Maximum fines for those who don’t comply could be 4% of a firm's global turnover. And the fines for the largest companies – such as Google and Facebook – who use individuals' data to sell adverts, could stretch to billions. The bill will also require people to give explicit consent for their personal information to be collected online.

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September 1, 2017
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Top London curry house Tayyabs shut for 'employing illegal workers'

The Evening Standard reports how one of London’s top curry houses was temporarily shut by officials for allegedly employing illegal workers.

Family-owned Punjabi restaurant Tayyabs, in Whitechapel, has been closed since Tuesday after being raided by immigration officers last week.  The East End institution, where queues are common for fans of their tandoori lamb chops, opened in 1972 and boasts actress Christina Hendricks and retail expert Mary Portas among its celebrity supporters.

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