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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


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


Broadband news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • 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
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • 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


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
  • October 4 2010

Staff members at the US Senate have indicated that they will try to work with the US House of Representatives during the lame duck session of Congress in an effort to pass a unified bill aimed at caller ID spoofing


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2011

On February 10, 2011, Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., introduced his promised privacy bill as HR 611, the Building Effective Strategies To Promote Responsibility Accountability Choice Transparency Innovation Consumer Expectations and Safeguards Act, or the “BEST PRACTICES Act”


Privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • February 21 2011

On February 10, 2011, the Supreme Court of California held that zip codes are "personal identification information," or "PII," for purposes of the Song-Beverly Act and, as a result, they may not be required as a condition to the acceptance of credit cards as part of a transaction


Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • January 3 2011

On December 21, 2010, Gallup and USA Today released a new poll indicating that nearly 67 of U.S. Internet users would welcome a “Do-Not-Track” mechanism to limit the ability of advertisers to track their movements online


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • January 10 2011

Citing US Supreme Court precedent, the California Supreme Court has determined that police can search a mobile phone if it is found on a person who is taken into police custody