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Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • June 6 2011

The FTC and the Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime will host "Stolen Futures: A Forum on Child Identity Theft," on July 12, 2011, at the FTC Conference facility at 601 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington DC, 20001


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
  • USA
  • April 4 2011

Reps. Joe Barton, R-Tex., and Edward J. Markey, D- Mass., Co-Chairs of the House Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus, have asked the chief executive officers of AT&T, Inc., Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel Corp., and T-Mobile USA, Inc. questions about how they store, collect, and disclose wireless location data


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • April 11 2011

On April 1, 2011, e-mail-marketing company Epsilon reported that it detected an "unauthorized entry" into its email system and discovered that email addresses and names belonging to a "subset" of its clients had been exposed to attackers


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


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
  • 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


Telecom privacy
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2011

The US Senate Judiciary Committee last week approved S. 193, the USA PATRIOT Act Sunset Extension Act of 2011, to modify and reauthorize three surveillance-related provisions of the Patriot Act


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 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