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Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • February 7 2011

On February 3, 2011, the FTC announced that it has reached tentative settlement agreements with three credit report resellers that allegedly failed to take reasonable steps to protect consumers' personal information


New markets: smartgrid and e-health
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • December 26 2011

The U.S. House of Representatives is considering legislation to enhance smart grid infrastructure security


New markets: smart grid and e-health
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • October 8 2012

On September 19, 2012, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) published a white paper regarding the role of state regulation in protecting the smart grid from cybersecurity threats


New markets: smart grid and e-health
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • January 28 2013

This past week, Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., unveiled a discussion draft of a new bill he's calling the Application Privacy, Protection and Security


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 3 2010

The man responsible for the theft of 130 million credit card numbers from several major U.S. retailers and a large payment processor has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison, according to the Justice Department


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.”


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


Legislative outlook
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 17 2010

Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va., released a draft bill last week aimed at strengthening consumer data protections


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 17 2010

The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed suit last week against the Justice Department to force it to release records regarding three provisions of the Patriot Act that are set to expire early next year unless Congress renews them


Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 10 2010

The FTC and the US Department of Justice are reportedly debating which of the two agencies will launch an inquiry into Apple's new policy of requiring software developers for Apple devices (including the iPhone and iPad) to use only Apple's programming tools