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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


Legislative outlook
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 17 2010

Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va., released a draft bill last week aimed at strengthening consumer data protections


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 17 2010

The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed suit last week against the Justice Department to force it to release records regarding three provisions of the Patriot Act that are set to expire early next year unless Congress renews them


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • December 13 2010

Microsoft is preparing to launch a version of Internet Explorer browser that will include a feature allowing consumers to list Web sites that they do not want to track them on the Internet


Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 10 2010

The FTC and the US Department of Justice are reportedly debating which of the two agencies will launch an inquiry into Apple's new policy of requiring software developers for Apple devices (including the iPhone and iPad) to use only Apple's programming tools


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 10 2010

On May 4, 2010, Representatives Rick Boucher, D-Va., and Cliff Stearns, R-Fl., released a long-awaited draft of a Congressional privacy bill


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


Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • March 22 2010

FTC Commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour stated that Google, Facebook, and other major U.S. companies need to “step up” their privacy protection efforts or face tougher penalties from the FTC


Legislative outlook
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 24 2010

On May 20, 2010, Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John (“Jay”) Rockefeller, IV, D-W.Va., introduced S. 3386, the Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act