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

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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

Broadband news

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  • USA
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  • September 10 2012

On September 3, 2012, the Democratic Party released its 2012 platform at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC. The platform vows to preserve the United States’ “leadership in the Internet economy” by ensuring a “21st century digital infrastructure” through high-speed wireless broadband, freeing up wireless spectrum, and building a national public safety network

Broadband news

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  • USA
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  • July 16 2012

On July 4, 2012, many of the organizations behind the protests against the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) legislation, including Free Press and the Center for Democracy & Technology, launched a new website displaying the Declaration of Internet Freedom

Broadband news

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  • USA
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  • April 30 2012

On April 23, 2012, the parties to the Open Internet appeal filed a joint motion with a proposed briefing schedule

Telecom privacy news

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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

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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

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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

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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

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  • France
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  • March 28 2011

France's privacy agency, Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), fined Google 100,000 Euro (approximately $114,000) for improperly acquiring and storing data for its Street View product