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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

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

FCC releases report on location-based services

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 31 2012

On May 25, 2012, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a report on location-based services (LBS) outlining government and industry efforts to address the privacy issues surrounding such services

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

The mobile market

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 23 2012

On July 16, 2012, Democrats on the House Commerce Committee sent a letter to the Committee’s Republican leadership requesting a hearing on “consumer privacy concerns arising from recent reports that cell phone tracking is being widely used by law enforcement officials.”

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and privacy regulation

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 4 2013

On January 24, 2013, Congressman Ed Markey, D-Mass., sent a letter to The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger expressing concern

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and privacy regulation

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 3 2011

On September 28, 2011, Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Joe Barton, R-Tex., jointly sent a letter to the FTC requesting that it investigate Facebook's practice of recording information about websites visited by users after they log out of Facebook