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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
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 29 2010

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed an amicus brief with the US Supreme Court last week in City of Ontario v. Quon, Case 08-1332. EFF said that text messages should be entitled to constitutional privacy protections prohibiting warrantless law enforcement searches

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
  • -
  • April 26 2010

The US Department of Commerce launched an initiative last week to take a close look at how the Internet economy impacts individual privacy, with the goal of providing advice to the White House on how both the President and government policymakers can resolve privacy concerns

In the courts

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 3 2010

On April 22, 2010, the FCC filed a petition for writ of certiorari seeking the Supreme Court’s review of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit’s order in AT&T, Inc. v. FCC (No. 08-4024), in which the court held that the FCC misinterpreted the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) when it ruled that AT&T, as a corporate entity, did not qualify for FOIA’s “personal privacy” exemption

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
  • -
  • August 23 2010

A South Carolina court of appeals has held that a defendant's unauthorized access of e-mails on a Yahoo! account server violated the Stored Communications Act (SCA

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
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  • Canada, United Kingdom, USA
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  • October 12 2010

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has affirmed three lower court rulings concluding that federal agents' computer searches relating to the use of steroids in professional baseball violated the Fourth Amendment

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