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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

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 6 2010

On December 1, 2010, the FTC released its much-anticipated staff report on online privacy which proposes a broad framework for regulating the commercial use of information gathered from consumers' online activities

New markets: smart grid and e-health

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 17 2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced federal funding to enable entities to participate in a program aimed at the harmonization and advancement of the interoperability and security of smart grid systems

Legislative outlook

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 24 2010

On May 20, 2010, Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John (“Jay”) Rockefeller, IV, D-W.Va., introduced S. 3386, the Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 28 2010

On June 24, 2010, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lended its support to Amazon.com in its lawsuit against the North Carolina Department of Revenue, which seeks to avoid providing its customers’ personally identifiable information (PII) relating to North Carolina residents’ purchases

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 20 2010

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Columbia against the National Security Agency (NSA) alleging that it has violated the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 10 2011

Citing US Supreme Court precedent, the California Supreme Court has determined that police can search a mobile phone if it is found on a person who is taken into police custody

Legislative outlook

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • 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

Legislative outlook

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 1 2011

On July 26, 2011, the Oversight Subcommittee of the House Commerce Committee held a hearing titled “Cybersecurity: An Overview of Risks to Critical Infrastructure”