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Australian Information Commissioner launches investigation into telecommunications operators' alleged privacy breaches

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia
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  • April 4 2011

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has launched an investigation into alleged breaches of a telecommunications operator's customer privacy

New telemarketing rules

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Italy
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  • April 18 2011

The Italian Data Protection Authority (the Garante) has issued a new Regulation on the use of personal data for telemarketing activities

Telecommunications operators must inform customers about their right to oppose telemarketing calls

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Italy
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  • May 17 2011

The Italian Privacy Authority has announced the adoption of a resolution under which fixed and mobile telecommunications operators will have to provide their new customers (as well as customers applying for number portability) with an ad hoc privacy notice informing them about their right to register with the Do Not Call List for telemarketing calls which was implemented in February 2011

AGCOM launches a public consultation to further investigate critical issues relating to VoIP and P2P mobile network services

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Italy
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  • May 24 2011

The Italian Communications Regulatory Authority (AGCOM) has issued Resolution No. 3911CONS to approve a study carried out by AGCOM on "consumer protection and competition safeguards with reference to VoIP and peer-to-peer (P2P) mobile network services" and to launch a public consultation in order to gather comments and input from telecommunications operators and interested parties

Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology announces R$100 million for ITC projects to support major sporting events

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Brazil
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  • June 1 2011

It has been decided that R$100 million is going to be dedicated to information technology and communications (ITC) projects, including the National Broadband Plan (PNBL), to support the major sporting events that will be held in Brazil - the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016

Fines imposed for unwanted marketing calls and messages

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 4 2011

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has announced that the Information Commissioner's Office (the ICO) will have new powers to serve monetary penalties of up to £50,000 for serious incidents where businesses and organisations make unwanted marketing phone calls or send unwanted marketing e-mails to consumers

Customer care services and the personal data of customers and workers

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Italy
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  • August 15 2011

The trade union S.L.C.-C.G.I.L. alleged that Vodafone Omnitel N.V. (the company) violated the Italian Privacy Code in relation to a system that the company used to register inbound calls aimed at performing market and customer satisfaction analysis

US senators introduce the Location Privacy Protection Act of 2011

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • USA
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  • August 15 2011

On 16 June 2011, Senators Al Franken and Max Blumenthal introduced a bill in the Senate that would require mobile device and app developers to receive express consent from users of mobile devices such as cellular telephones and tablet PCs before collecting or disclosing a user's location

Telecommunications company required to block users' access to infringing website

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 3 2011

In the first legal action of its kind in the UK, a group of film-producers (the Studios) has obtained an injunction which requires the UK's largest internet services provider (ISP), BT, to cut off its customers' access to Newzbin, an offshore-hosted website with links to pirated music and films

Australian privacy regulator finalises investigation into mailing list error

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia
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  • October 25 2011

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released the findings of its investigation into a mailing list error by Australia's largest telecommunications company, Telstra, which resulted in approximately 60,300 Telstra customers' personal information being sent to other customers