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Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 9 2011

In a recent decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that employees may be held liable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 U.S.C. 1030 et seq., when they steal or remove electronic files or data in violation of their employers’ written computer-use policies

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 23 2011

On May 18, 2011, Sen. John "Jay" Rockefeller IV, Chair of the Senate Commerce Committee, sent letters to Apple, Google, and the Association for Competitive Technology asking whether applications running on their mobile platforms comply with COPPA

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 18 2011

Reps. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., and Jim Matheson, D-Utah, have introduced HR 1528, the Consumer Privacy Protection Act of 2011, aimed at ensuring that consumers have the opportunity to opt out from having their personally identifiable information (PII) sold to third parties by any entity that collects such information online

The mobile market

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 22 2011

According to the FCC Quarterly Reports of Informal Consumer Inquiries and Complaints reported above, the number of consumer inquires regarding wireless service during the fourth quarter of 2010 grew by over 450

New markets: smart grid and e-health

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • 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

Telecom privacy news

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

A lawsuit filed in the federal court for the Eastern District of Texas earlier this month alleges that Google's Gmail service violates users' privacy by reviewing the contents of each e-mail and using that information for purposes of targeting advertisements

New markets: Smartgrid and e-health

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • 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

New markets: SmartGrid and E-Health

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 3 2012

Applications for the Department of Energy (DOE) “Smart Grid Data Access” Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) are due March 1, 2012

Telecom privacy news

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

Reps. Joe Barton, R-Tex., and Edward J. Markey, D- Mass., Co-Chairs of the House Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus, have asked the chief executive officers of AT&T, Inc., Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel Corp., and T-Mobile USA, Inc. questions about how they store, collect, and disclose wireless location data

New markets: smartgrid and e-health

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 5 2012

On February 28, 2012, the House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee held a hearing titled “Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity: Assessments of Smart Grid Security” to discuss the possibly increased threat to the electric grid posed by smart grid technology