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Arent Fox’s this week in telecom - July 22, 2013

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  • USA
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  • July 22 2013

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Announcements The next meeting of the Consumer Advisory Committee will be August 2, 2013, 9:00 am to 4:00

In the courts

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 9 2012

On July 3, 2012, a New York Criminal Court Judge ruled that Twitter must produce tweets and user information about a criminal defendant, an Occupy Wall Street protester, that were subpoenaed by the District Attorney

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announcements

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 5 2012

The FCC has released the Tentative Agenda for its next Open Meeting to be held March 21, 2012, at 10:30 am Eastern

Compliance notes

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  • USA
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  • June 20 2011

On June 14, 2011, the FCC announced that the Universal Service contribution factor for the Third Quarter of 2011 is 14.4

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • 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
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  • USA
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  • May 16 2011

This past week, Rep. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Joe Barton, R-Tex., co-chairs of the Bi-Partisan Congressional Privacy Caucus, released a discussion draft of online privacy legislation aimed at protecting children

Telecom privacy news

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  • USA
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  • April 25 2011

The Obama administration recently unveiled its National Strategy for Trusted Identities In Cyberspace (NSTIC), a regulatory framework that will encourage the private sector to create a more secure Internet identity ecosystem aimed at reducing online fraud and theft

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • 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

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • 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

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • 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