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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


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 8, 2013
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • July 8 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


Telecom deadlines & headlines
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 27 2014

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued a request for public comments to further explore issues raised by last year’s FTC forum examining


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


Telecom deadlines & headlines
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2014

The FCC’s next Open Commission Meeting is scheduled for May 15, 2014 at 10:30 am. For more information, including the Tentative Agenda, which still


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


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


In the courts
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • March 7 2011

On March 1, 2011, the United States Supreme Court reversed the Third Circuit Court of Appeals to hold that the FCC was correct in refusing the apply the "personal privacy" exemption of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to AT&T


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2011

A lawsuit filed in the federal court for the Eastern District of Texas earlier this month alleges that Google's Gmail service violates users' privacy by reviewing the contents of each e-mail and using that information for purposes of targeting advertisements