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Arent Fox’s this week in telecom - September 30, 2013

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  • September 30 2013

The FCC's Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau will host a forum tomorrow, October 1, 2013, to discuss cybersecurity and children’s online safety

Telecom privacy news

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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

Telecom privacy news

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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

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  • February 28 2011

On February 10, 2011, Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., introduced his promised privacy bill as HR 611, the Building Effective Strategies To Promote Responsibility Accountability Choice Transparency Innovation Consumer Expectations and Safeguards Act, or the “BEST PRACTICES Act”

Privacy news

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  • February 21 2011

On February 10, 2011, the Supreme Court of California held that zip codes are "personal identification information," or "PII," for purposes of the Song-Beverly Act and, as a result, they may not be required as a condition to the acceptance of credit cards as part of a transaction

Telecom privacy news

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  • March 7 2011

A group of Attorneys General from 15 states, including Massachusetts, New York, and Illinois, filed a joint letter with the FTC in response to the December 2010 Staff Report on privacy

Telecom privacy

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  • March 14 2011

The US Senate Judiciary Committee last week approved S. 193, the USA PATRIOT Act Sunset Extension Act of 2011, to modify and reauthorize three surveillance-related provisions of the Patriot Act

Telecom privacy news

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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

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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

Telecom privacy news

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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