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Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and privacy regulation

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 21 2011

On November 13, 2011, President Obama and representatives from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum endorsed a new initiative to harmonize cross-border data privacy protection among members of APEC

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 22 2010

An assistant professor at New York University wants to implant a camera in the back of his head for an art project, The Wall Street Journal reports

New markets: Smartgrid and e-health

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • 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

Legislative outlook

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 21 2011

On March 17, 2011, the House Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing to gather information on the US Department of Energy's (DOE's) stimulus spending under the ARRA

Arent Fox's this week in telecom - October 21, 2013

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 21 2013

The next Open Meeting of the FCC will be held October 28, 2013. The Final Agenda contains three items: the Rural Call Completion Report and Order and

Legislative outlook

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 31 2011

On October 26, 2011, a bipartisan group of Congressmen led by Lamar Smith, R-Tex., Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced HR 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act, which tightens the prohibition in the Copyright Act against the unlicensed streaming of copyrighted works, such as motion pictures, music, and software applications

In the courts

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 7 2011

On March 1, 2011, the United States Supreme Court reversed the Third Circuit Court of Appeals to hold that the FCC was correct in refusing the apply the "personal privacy" exemption of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to AT&T

Legislative outlook

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

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

Legislative outlook

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 4 2011

Rep. Bono-Mack, R-Cal., and Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., are spearheading this Congress’s review of privacy issues at the request of House Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton, R-Mich., and have announced a series of hearings to begin with a session on July 14, 2011, titled “Internet Privacy: The Views of the FTC, the FCC, and NTIA.”

FTC

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 17 2010

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