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Improving critical infrastructure cybersecurity

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 8 2014

On February 26, 2014, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) petitioned the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to allow the National

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • 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

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 18 2011

Reps. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., and Jim Matheson, D-Utah, have introduced HR 1528, the Consumer Privacy Protection Act of 2011, aimed at ensuring that consumers have the opportunity to opt out from having their personally identifiable information (PII) sold to third parties by any entity that collects such information online

The mobile market

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 22 2011

According to the FCC Quarterly Reports of Informal Consumer Inquiries and Complaints reported above, the number of consumer inquires regarding wireless service during the fourth quarter of 2010 grew by over 450

Broadband news

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 10 2012

On September 3, 2012, the Democratic Party released its 2012 platform at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC. The platform vows to preserve the United States’ “leadership in the Internet economy” by ensuring a “21st century digital infrastructure” through high-speed wireless broadband, freeing up wireless spectrum, and building a national public safety network

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announcements

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 5 2012

The FCC has released the Tentative Agenda for its next Open Meeting to be held March 21, 2012, at 10:30 am Eastern

Telecom privacy news

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

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is leading efforts by 39 states to investigate Google's collection of WiFi data via its StreetView software

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 21 2011

A lawsuit filed in the federal court for the Eastern District of Texas earlier this month alleges that Google's Gmail service violates users' privacy by reviewing the contents of each e-mail and using that information for purposes of targeting advertisements

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and privacy regulation

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • China, USA
  • -
  • August 1 2011

On July 27, 2011, the FTC and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice announced that they signed an antitrust memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China’s three antitrust agencies to “promote communication and cooperation among the agencies in the two countries.”

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 18 2010

The FCC and FTC each recently unveiled initiatives aimed at improving privacy in the digital age, especially the privacy of children