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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
  • -
  • 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

Legislative outlook

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 17 2010

Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va., released a draft bill last week aimed at strengthening consumer data protections

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

FTC

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 17 2010

On December 8, 2010, the US House of Representatives passed S. 3987, the Red Flag Program Clarification Act of 2010

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

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

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 22 2010

The White House is reviewing a 54-page draft report on online privacy titled "Privacy and Information Innovation: A Dynamic Privacy Framework for the Internet Age."