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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


Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 23 2011

On May 19, 2011, David Vladeck, Director of the FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection, testified before the Senate Commerce Committee on the privacy implications of mobile technology


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
  • February 14 2011

Senator Harry Reid, D-Nev., has introduced S. 21, the Cyber Security and American Cyber Competitiveness Act of 2011, which states that “Congress should enact, and the President should sign, bipartisan legislation to secure the United States against cyber attack, to enhance American competitiveness and create jobs in the information technology industry, and to protect the identities and sensitive information of American citizens and businesses.”


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


Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and privacy regulation
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • March 11 2013

The FTC has announced that it will host a one-day public forum on June 4, 2013 addressing malware, viruses and similar threats facing users of


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


Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • February 21 2011

On February 11, 2011, Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Cal., introduced HR 654, the Do Not Track Me Online Act of 2011, which calls upon the FTC to promulgate regulations requiring that covered entities defined as companies engaged in interstate commerce that collect or store online data allow consumers to opt out of online tracking