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FTC announces COPPA Rule changes to catch up with social networks, smartphones, and other developments

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 16 2013

As 2012 drew to a close, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued amended rules updating its regulations that implement the Children's Online

FCC inquiry implicates mobile payments data

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 13 2012

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) renewed inquiry into the privacy and security of information stored on mobile communications devices has run into a challenge to the agency’s authority to expand its regulation of wireless consumers’ on-device data

FCC seeks comment on mobile privacy and security issues in wake of recent allegations surrounding mobile diagnostics firm Carrier IQ

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 30 2012

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a public notice on May 25, 2012 seeking updated comments on the privacy and data security practices of mobile wireless service providers, focusing in particular on how such practices affect customer-specific information stored on mobile handsets, smartphones, tablets and other wireless devices

FCC ups the ante on "junk-fax" fines for repeat offenders

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 3 2011

A proposed $315,000 fine against The Street Map Company for unsolicited fax advertisements suggests the Federal Communications Commission is losing its patience - to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars in extra fines - with companies that repeatedly send "junk faxes" even after the agency has cited them, and gone so far as to propose fines, for such conduct

Senators grill Apple and Google over location tracking and privacy

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 11 2011

During the maiden hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee's new Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law chaired by Senator Franken, committee members pressed Google and Apple on how the companies use, collect, and share their customers' location data, the notices they provide consumers, and the privacy standards they apply to third party applications

Pandora gets subpoena about mobile app - privacy, the next big issue for digital media companies

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 11 2011

As broadcasters pursue their digital future, new legal issues arise to greet their entry into the on-line world and to add to the challenges posed by the new media