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Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • Germany, USA
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  • May 24 2010

Authorities in both the United States and Germany are poised to begin inquiries into Google's collection of Wi-Fi data by its Street View cars, which were deployed to take street-level photos and collect basic Wi-Fi information, such as the SSIDs and MAC addresses of WiFi routers

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 9 2010

According to the official Facebook blog, its users now have greater control over how much of their personal information is disclosed to developers of applications that are available on the social networking site, such as games and quizzes

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • South Korea, USA
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  • 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

Legislative outlook

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • 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

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and privacy regulation

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 19 2012

Thirteen plaintiffs have filed a class action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division, for alleged privacy violations by 18 companies that make popular mobile apps

New markets: smart grid and e-health

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 28 2013

This past week, Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., unveiled a discussion draft of a new bill he's calling the Application Privacy, Protection and Security

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 12 2010

A number of child advocacy groups have filled comments at the FTC in response to its request for comment on its Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) rules

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 19 2010

Australian Privacy Commissioner Karen Curtis has concluded that Google's efforts to improve its location-based services through the collection of Wi-Fi information "would have breached the Australian Privacy Act."

Legislative outlook

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 26 2010

On July 27, 2010, the US Senate Commerce Committee will hold a hearing titled "Consumer Online Privacy" at 2:30 pm Eastern in 253 Russell Senate Office Building

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • 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