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  • September 21, 2023

    Monsanto's Track Record On PCB Warnings Debated At Trial

    An industrial historian reviewing Monsanto's decades-old internal files on polychlorinated biphenyls told a Washington state jury in a product liability case Thursday that there's evidence the company purged studies demonstrating the dangers of PCBs in the early 1970s amid growing public concerns about their toxicity.

  • September 21, 2023

    CFPB Plans Take Aim At Medical Debt Reporting, Data Brokers

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday released an early stage outline of potential new rules it is developing that would ban medical debt from consumer credit reports and subject so-called data brokers to increased regulation as credit reporting companies.

  • September 21, 2023

    Calif. Sues 'Predatory' Clinics Over 'Abortion Pill Reversal'

    California Attorney General Rob Bonta on Thursday accused several "crisis pregnancy centers" of falsely advertising an unproven and experimental procedure that supposedly reverses a medication abortion, claiming the procedure is risky and slamming the clinics for being "predatory."

  • September 21, 2023

    Google Judge Questions Need For Health Tracking Injunction

    A California federal judge on Thursday appeared disinclined to block Google LLC from tracking user analytics from health care providers' websites while users litigate their allegations the tech giant is unlawfully gathering patient health information, saying the plaintiffs haven't shown that Google is misusing the information.

  • September 21, 2023

    NY AG Inks $3.5M Deal To Boost College's Cybersecurity

    Marymount Manhattan College has agreed to invest $3.5 million in data security enhancements to resolve the New York attorney general's claims that the educational institution's failure to maintain adequate safeguards opened it up to a 2021 cyberattack that exposed personal data belonging to nearly 100,000 students, faculty and alumni. 

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