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Legislative outlook
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • October 31 2011

On October 26, 2011, a bipartisan group of Congressmen led by Lamar Smith, R-Tex., Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced HR 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act, which tightens the prohibition in the Copyright Act against the unlicensed streaming of copyrighted works, such as motion pictures, music, and software applications


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


Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and privacy regulation
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • October 3 2011

On September 28, 2011, Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Joe Barton, R-Tex., jointly sent a letter to the FTC requesting that it investigate Facebook's practice of recording information about websites visited by users after they log out of Facebook


Federal Trade Commission developments
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 16 2011

On May 12, 2011, the FTC announced that it had settled a case it brought against Playdom, Inc., a developer of online multi-player games, alleging that Playdom violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) by illegally collecting and disclosing personal information from hundreds of thousands of children under age 13 without their parents’ prior consent


Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • July 12 2010

A number of child advocacy groups have filled comments at the FTC in response to its request for comment on its Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) rules


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2010

Australian Privacy Commissioner Karen Curtis has concluded that Google's efforts to improve its location-based services through the collection of Wi-Fi information "would have breached the Australian Privacy Act."


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2010

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is leading efforts by 39 states to investigate Google's collection of WiFi data via its StreetView software


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


Legislative outlook
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2011

On March 17, 2011, the House Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing to gather information on the US Department of Energy's (DOE's) stimulus spending under the ARRA


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

On March 11, 2011, the FTC announced its settlement agreement with social networking site Twitter to resolve charges that Twitter deceived consumers and put their privacy at risk by failing to safeguard their personal information