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Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • February 14 2011

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced last week that it has settled its lawsuit against the North Carolina Department of Revenue


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


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


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 9 2011

In a recent decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that employees may be held liable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 U.S.C. 1030 et seq., when they steal or remove electronic files or data in violation of their employers’ written computer-use policies


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

The US Department of Commerce launched an initiative last week to take a close look at how the Internet economy impacts individual privacy, with the goal of providing advice to the White House on how both the President and government policymakers can resolve privacy concerns


In the courts
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 3 2010

On April 22, 2010, the FCC filed a petition for writ of certiorari seeking the Supreme Court’s review of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit’s order in AT&T, Inc. v. FCC (No. 08-4024), in which the court held that the FCC misinterpreted the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) when it ruled that AT&T, as a corporate entity, did not qualify for FOIA’s “personal privacy” exemption


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2010

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed an amicus brief with the US Supreme Court last week in City of Ontario v. Quon, Case 08-1332. EFF said that text messages should be entitled to constitutional privacy protections prohibiting warrantless law enforcement searches


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • March 22 2010

The State E-rate Coordinators' Alliance criticized the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) in recent comments regarding a rulemaking under the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2010

According to the official Facebook blog, its users now have greater control over how much of their personal information is disclosed to developers of applications that are available on the social networking site, such as games and quizzes