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The FCC net neutrality order: how does the Open Internet Order affect you?

USA - March 18 2015 On March 12, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the full text of its Open Internet Order (Order), which they adopted on…

Co-authors: Jamie Barnett, Rear Admiral (Ret.), Jessica Borowick.


Obama announces sea change for Cuba relations, trade, and travel policy

Cuba, USA - December 17 2014 The agencies that administer and enforce the Cuban embargo will need to update their licensing policies to authorize more transactions that align…

Co-authors: Amanda C. Blunt, Lindsay B. Meyer, Jamie Barnett, Rear Admiral (Ret.), Ashley W. Craig.


CFPB seeks comment on the use of mobile financial services

USA - July 10 2014 On June 12, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published in the Federal Register a notice and request for information (RFI) about…

Co-authors: John B. Beaty, Jonathan L. Pompan, D. E. Wilson, Jr..


Federal Trade Commission announces proposed Biersdorf settlement

USA - July 21 2011 On July 5th the Federal Trade Commission announced a proposed settlement with Biersdorf, Inc. over slimming claims made in advertising for its Nivea Silhouette cream, and the use of Google AdWords used to drive traffic to its website for Silhouette.

Co-authors: Sharon A. Blinkoff, Michael A. Signorelli, Thomas A. Cohn, Jeffrey D. Knowles.


FCC proposes rules to stop "mystery fees"on phone bills

USA - July 21 2011 The Federal Communications Commission has launched a rulemaking proceeding aimed at protecting consumers from "mystery fees" and so-called "cramming" practices, which is the placement of unauthorized charges on a customer's monthly telephone bill.

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