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Broadband news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • January 3 2012

Southern Company Services, Inc.’s Petition for Clarification or Reconsideration of the FCC’s Open Internet Rules asking the FCC to address the treatment of “specialized services” has created an industry fight over how smart grid services might be treated under the FCC’s Open Internet Rules


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • 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
  • 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


Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • August 2 2010

On July 27, 2010, FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz testified before the US Senate Commerce Committee about the agency's efforts to protect consumer privacy


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

The FTC announced that it has launched a review of, and is inviting public comment on, its rules implementing the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2010

During a hearing before the US House Consumer Protection Subcommittee on November 30, 2010, lawmakers debated the creation of "do-not-track" requirements designed to protect consumers who do not want their online activities monitored


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • 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
  • USA
  • 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
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 30 2011

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., Chair of the new Senate Privacy Subcommittee, last week asked Apple and Google to ensure that their “app” stores offer “clear, understandable privacy policies.”


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