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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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  • 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) 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."

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

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • 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

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • 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

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • Italy, USA
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  • March 31 2010

A court in Italy has convicted three Google executives of charges that they violated Italian law by allowing a video showing an autistic teenager being bullied to be posted online

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 31 2010

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