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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
  • 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
  • June 21 2010

Google, Inc. testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee recently about its collection of “payload data” from unsecured Wi-Fi networks


Legislative outlook
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • August 23 2010

The US House of Representatives and the US Senate are out of session


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • August 23 2010

A South Carolina court of appeals has held that a defendant's unauthorized access of e-mails on a Yahoo! account server violated the Stored Communications Act (SCA


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2010

House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr (D-Mich), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Chair of the House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, and Robert “Bobby” Scott (D.-Va.), Chair of the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, jointly announced their intent to spearhead reform of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (ECPA


Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2010

In a March 25, 2010 letter, a bi-partisan group of Members of the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee urged the FTC to investigate complaints that Google inappropriately used private user information in its launch of the new Buzz service


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”


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • June 6 2011

The FTC and the Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime will host "Stolen Futures: A Forum on Child Identity Theft," on July 12, 2011, at the FTC Conference facility at 601 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington DC, 20001


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