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Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • May 16 2011

This past week, Rep. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Joe Barton, R-Tex., co-chairs of the Bi-Partisan Congressional Privacy Caucus, released a discussion draft of online privacy legislation aimed at protecting children

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • 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

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 6 2010

On December 1, 2010, the FTC released its much-anticipated staff report on online privacy which proposes a broad framework for regulating the commercial use of information gathered from consumers' online activities

Legislative outlook

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 24 2010

On May 20, 2010, Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John (“Jay”) Rockefeller, IV, D-W.Va., introduced S. 3386, the Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 15 2010

On March 17, 2010, the FTC will host a day-long public roundtable discussion in Washington, DC to explore the privacy challenges posed by the vast array of 21st century technologies and business practices that collect and use consumer data

Legislative outlook

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 26 2010

On July 27, 2010, the US Senate Commerce Committee will hold a hearing titled "Consumer Online Privacy" at 2:30 pm Eastern in 253 Russell Senate Office Building

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 28 2010

The FTC and Twitter have reached an agreement to settle the agency's investigation into security breaches that put Twitter users' privacy at risk