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Arent Fox’s this week in telecom - September 9, 2013
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • September 9 2013

Welcome to the latest edition of Arent Fox's This Week in Telecom, our weekly newsletter designed to keep you apprised of recent developments in


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • June 14 2010

In response to a discussion draft of a new privacy bill drafted by Chairman Rick Boucher, D-Va., and Ranking Member Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., of the House Communications Subcommittee, ten privacy and consumer groups called for stronger measures to protect consumer privacy both online and off


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • Canada, United Kingdom, USA
  • 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
  • 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


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
  • March 15 2010

At an event hosted by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation in Washington, DC on March 11, 2010, Omnibus Broadband Initiative Executive Director Blair Levin discussed the improvements that could be accomplished if personal data could be shared online


Arent Fox's this week in telecom - October 21, 2013
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • October 21 2013

The next Open Meeting of the FCC will be held October 28, 2013. The Final Agenda contains three items: the Rural Call Completion Report and Order and


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 9 2011

In a recent decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that employees may be held liable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 U.S.C. 1030 et seq., when they steal or remove electronic files or data in violation of their employers’ written computer-use policies


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • 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