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Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 9 2011

In a recent decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that employees may be held liable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 U.S.C. 1030 et seq., when they steal or remove electronic files or data in violation of their employers’ written computer-use policies

In the courts

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 19 2010

On July 13, 2010, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit struck down, for the second time, the FCC's indecency policy in Fox Television Stations, Inc. v. FCC, Case Nos. 06-1760-ag et al

Developments in intercarrier compensation

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 27 2012

On August 21, 2012, North County Communications Corp. of Oregon filed a complaint against CenturyLink with the Oregon Public Utility Commission (OPUC) alleging that CenturyLink has failed to pay local termination charges pursuant to the parties’ interconnection agreement (ICA

In the courts

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 26 2010

On July 20, 2010, Chief Judge Karen Schreier of the US District Court for the District of South Dakota, over the objections of the plaintiff (Splitrock Properties) and defendant (Qwest Communications), referred the three principal issues in that access-related litigation to the FCC

In the courts

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 5 2011

On November 28, 2011, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Mims v. Arrow Financial Services, LLC regarding federal court jurisdiction under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”

In the courts

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
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  • July 12 2010

On July 8, 2010, at the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, the FCC defended its adoption of the Enforcement Bureau's decision that "the California PUC is the more appropriate forum for determining the reasonable compensation rate for CLEC North County's termination of intrastate, intraMTA traffic originated by CMRS provider MetroPCS

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 23 2011

On May 18, 2011, Sen. John "Jay" Rockefeller IV, Chair of the Senate Commerce Committee, sent letters to Apple, Google, and the Association for Competitive Technology asking whether applications running on their mobile platforms comply with COPPA

Broadband news

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 11 2013

The FCC will hold a workshop on March 13, 2013, to discuss the pending Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would make 100 MHz of spectrum in the 3.5

Arent Fox’s this week in telecom - April 15, 2013

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 15 2013

Welcome to the latest edition of Arent Fox's This Week in Telecom, our weekly newsletter designed to keep you apprised of recent developments in

In the courts

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
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  • March 7 2011

On March 1, 2011, the United States Supreme Court reversed the Third Circuit Court of Appeals to hold that the FCC was correct in refusing the apply the "personal privacy" exemption of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to AT&T