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Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • March 15 2010

At an event hosted by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation in Washington, DC on March 11, 2010, Omnibus Broadband Initiative Executive Director Blair Levin discussed the improvements that could be accomplished if personal data could be shared online


Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2010

The FTC announced that it has launched a review of, and is inviting public comment on, its rules implementing the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA


Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • March 31 2010

On February 24, 2010, the FTC issued a report on the Top Consumer Complaints of 2009


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2010

Younger users of social networking sites, when compared to older users of those same sites, are more likely to try to limit how much information about them is made available publicly, according to a new survey released today by the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project


Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • June 7 2010

The FTC again has pushed back its enforcement deadline for the Red Flag Rules


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • June 7 2010

House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr., D-Mich., recently sent letters to Facebook, Inc. and Google, Inc. in connection with recent reports of privacy-related issues involving the two companies


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • June 14 2010

In response to a discussion draft of a new privacy bill drafted by Chairman Rick Boucher, D-Va., and Ranking Member Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., of the House Communications Subcommittee, ten privacy and consumer groups called for stronger measures to protect consumer privacy both online and off


Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • June 21 2010

Howard Shelanski, Deputy Director for Antitrust in the FTC Bureau of Economics, testified on June 15, 2010, before the House Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy recommending Congressional action to ensure that the recent Trinko and Credit Suisse Supreme Court decisions are not used to limit public antitrust enforcement actions brought by the FTC and DOJ in regulated industries such as telecommunications


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • June 28 2010

On June 24, 2010, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lended its support to Amazon.com in its lawsuit against the North Carolina Department of Revenue, which seeks to avoid providing its customers’ personally identifiable information (PII) relating to North Carolina residents’ purchases


Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • June 28 2010

The FTC and Twitter have reached an agreement to settle the agency's investigation into security breaches that put Twitter users' privacy at risk