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New markets: Smartgrid and e-health

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 20 2012

On February 1, 2012, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved a smart meter opt-out plan proposed by PG&E in response to numerous customer complaints regarding the potentially harmful effects and data privacy issues allegedly caused by smart meters

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 15 2010

On March 17, 2010, the FTC will host a day-long public roundtable discussion in Washington, DC to explore the privacy challenges posed by the vast array of 21st century technologies and business practices that collect and use consumer data

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 15 2010

At an event hosted by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation in Washington, DC on March 11, 2010, Omnibus Broadband Initiative Executive Director Blair Levin discussed the improvements that could be accomplished if personal data could be shared online

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 31 2010

On February 24, 2010, the FTC issued a report on the Top Consumer Complaints of 2009

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • Germany, USA
  • -
  • August 30 2010

As part of the draft of a law governing workplace privacy, Germany has proposed placing restrictions on employers who want to use Facebook and other social networking sites when making hiring decisions

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments

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

FTC Commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour stated that Google, Facebook, and other major U.S. companies need to “step up” their privacy protection efforts or face tougher penalties from the FTC

Legislative outlook

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 23 2010

The US House of Representatives and the US Senate are out of session

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • South Korea, USA
  • -
  • August 16 2010

Police in South Korea raided Google's office in Seoul to obtain data regarding StreetView as part of its investigation into whether Google unlawfully has taken and stored personal wireless data

Telecom privacy news

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

The State E-rate Coordinators' Alliance criticized the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) in recent comments regarding a rulemaking under the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 21 2010

Howard Shelanski, Deputy Director for Antitrust in the FTC Bureau of Economics, testified on June 15, 2010, before the House Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy recommending Congressional action to ensure that the recent Trinko and Credit Suisse Supreme Court decisions are not used to limit public antitrust enforcement actions brought by the FTC and DOJ in regulated industries such as telecommunications