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Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • Germany, USA
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  • May 24 2010

Authorities in both the United States and Germany are poised to begin inquiries into Google's collection of Wi-Fi data by its Street View cars, which were deployed to take street-level photos and collect basic Wi-Fi information, such as the SSIDs and MAC addresses of WiFi routers

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • 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
  • -
  • South Korea, USA
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  • August 16 2010

Police in South Korea raided Google's office in Seoul to obtain data regarding StreetView as part of its investigation into whether Google unlawfully has taken and stored personal wireless data

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 12 2010

A number of child advocacy groups have filled comments at the FTC in response to its request for comment on its Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) rules

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 19 2010

Australian Privacy Commissioner Karen Curtis has concluded that Google's efforts to improve its location-based services through the collection of Wi-Fi information "would have breached the Australian Privacy Act."

Legislative outlook

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • 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

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 26 2010

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is leading efforts by 39 states to investigate Google's collection of WiFi data via its StreetView software

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 26 2010

On July 22, 2010, the FTC testified before the Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection Subcommittee of the US House of Representatives Commerce Committee about FTC efforts to protect consumer privacy and about legislative proposals to improve privacy protections

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 22 2010

FTC Commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour stated that Google, Facebook, and other major U.S. companies need to “step up” their privacy protection efforts or face tougher penalties from the FTC

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 8 2010

The FCC's Enforcement Bureau announced the issuance of 13 Notices of Apparent Liability (NALs) to telecom service providers that, it said, failed to submit an annual Customer Proprietary Network Information compliance certificate as required under Commission rules