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Improving critical infrastructure cybersecurity
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • April 8 2014

On February 26, 2014, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) petitioned the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to allow the National


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


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


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


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • Germany, USA
  • 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


Legislative outlook
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 3 2010

On April 27, 2010, the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship held a hearing titled “Connecting Main Street to the World: Federal Efforts to Expand Small Business Internet Access.”


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • January 31 2011

Google declared January 28, 2011 to be Data Privacy Day, celebrating with a panel discussion at its Washington, DC headquarters chaired by Kim Hart of Politico


Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • December 13 2010

On December 7, 2010, the FTC released an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) requesting comment on whether and how to strengthen the Caller ID provisions of the Telemarketing Sales Rule


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • October 18 2010

The FCC and FTC each recently unveiled initiatives aimed at improving privacy in the digital age, especially the privacy of children


Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • November 29 2010

On November 23, 2010, a coalition of consumer advocacy groups consisting of the Center for Digital Democracy, U.S. PIRG, Consumer Watchdog, and the World Privacy Forum filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission requesting an investigation and public accounting of how pharmaceutical and online health services gather and use consumer data