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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

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

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • 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
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  • USA
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  • 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

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • 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

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 4 2011

Reps. Joe Barton, R-Tex., and Edward J. Markey, D- Mass., Co-Chairs of the House Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus, have asked the chief executive officers of AT&T, Inc., Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel Corp., and T-Mobile USA, Inc. questions about how they store, collect, and disclose wireless location data

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 11 2011

On April 1, 2011, e-mail-marketing company Epsilon reported that it detected an "unauthorized entry" into its email system and discovered that email addresses and names belonging to a "subset" of its clients had been exposed to attackers

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 25 2011

The Obama administration recently unveiled its National Strategy for Trusted Identities In Cyberspace (NSTIC), a regulatory framework that will encourage the private sector to create a more secure Internet identity ecosystem aimed at reducing online fraud and theft

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 30 2011

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., Chair of the new Senate Privacy Subcommittee, last week asked Apple and Google to ensure that their “app” stores offer “clear, understandable privacy policies.”

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 14 2011

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced last week that it has settled its lawsuit against the North Carolina Department of Revenue