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Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 8 2010

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) won a temporary restraining order against Inc21, an Internet services company which allegedly crammed unauthorized charges onto the telephone bills of thousands of consumers and small businesses for services those customers never agreed to buy

Arent Fox's this week in telecom - November 4, 2013

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 4 2013

The FCC has released the Tentative Agenda for the next Open Meeting to be held November 14, 2013. It contains four items, including a Report and

Arent Fox’s this week in telecom - November 25, 2013

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 25 2013

The FCC will hold the second meeting of the Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council on December 4, 2013, at 1:00 pm

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 9 2010

According to the official Facebook blog, its users now have greater control over how much of their personal information is disclosed to developers of applications that are available on the social networking site, such as games and quizzes

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 28 2010

On June 24, 2010, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lended its support to Amazon.com in its lawsuit against the North Carolina Department of Revenue, which seeks to avoid providing its customers’ personally identifiable information (PII) relating to North Carolina residents’ purchases

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 20 2010

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Columbia against the National Security Agency (NSA) alleging that it has violated the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 10 2011

Citing US Supreme Court precedent, the California Supreme Court has determined that police can search a mobile phone if it is found on a person who is taken into police custody

In the courts

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 10 2010

On May 3, 2010, the United States District Court for the District of Arizona dismissed, without prejudice, a suit by North County Communications seeking tariffed charges for terminating traffic received from CLECs McLeod USA Telecommunications Services, Cox Arizona Telcom, and Electric Lightwave

In the courts

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 27 2010

On December 20, 2010, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the ruling of the federal district court in Seattle that T-Mobile's prepaid wireless refill cards and accompanying cellular service did not infringe Israel-based Aerotel's 1987 patent for its system for making prepaid telephone calls

Developments in intercarrier compensation

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 31 2010

On February 18, 2010, the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois denied the motion of AT&T-Illinois to dismiss claims by Global NAPs Illinois, Inc. that the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) violated federal communications law and due process in holding that GNAPs owes AT&T terminating access charges for Voice-over-Internet-Protocol traffic under the parties’ interconnection agreement