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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


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • France
  • March 28 2011

France's privacy agency, Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), fined Google 100,000 Euro (approximately $114,000) for improperly acquiring and storing data for its Street View product


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 16 2011

This past week, Rep. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Joe Barton, R-Tex., co-chairs of the Bi-Partisan Congressional Privacy Caucus, released a discussion draft of online privacy legislation aimed at protecting children


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 23 2011

On May 18, 2011, Sen. John "Jay" Rockefeller IV, Chair of the Senate Commerce Committee, sent letters to Apple, Google, and the Association for Competitive Technology asking whether applications running on their mobile platforms comply with COPPA


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 30 2011

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., Chair of the new Senate Privacy Subcommittee, last week asked Apple and Google to ensure that their “app” stores offer “clear, understandable privacy policies.”


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2011

On February 10, 2011, Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., introduced his promised privacy bill as HR 611, the Building Effective Strategies To Promote Responsibility Accountability Choice Transparency Innovation Consumer Expectations and Safeguards Act, or the “BEST PRACTICES Act”


Privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • February 21 2011

On February 10, 2011, the Supreme Court of California held that zip codes are "personal identification information," or "PII," for purposes of the Song-Beverly Act and, as a result, they may not be required as a condition to the acceptance of credit cards as part of a transaction


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2011

The Obama administration recently unveiled its National Strategy for Trusted Identities In Cyberspace (NSTIC), a regulatory framework that will encourage the private sector to create a more secure Internet identity ecosystem aimed at reducing online fraud and theft


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 18 2011

Reps. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., and Jim Matheson, D-Utah, have introduced HR 1528, the Consumer Privacy Protection Act of 2011, aimed at ensuring that consumers have the opportunity to opt out from having their personally identifiable information (PII) sold to third parties by any entity that collects such information online