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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


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

The White House is reviewing a 54-page draft report on online privacy titled "Privacy and Information Innovation: A Dynamic Privacy Framework for the Internet Age."


Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • November 1 2010

On October 27, 2010, the FTC announced that it is closing its investigation into whether Google violated the law by collecting consumer data transmitted over unsecured wireless networks as part of its Street View mapping service


Legislative outlook
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • November 1 2010

Both the US House of Representatives and the US Senate are on recess for the elections


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

On November 23, 2010, a coalition of consumer advocacy groups consisting of the Center for Digital Democracy, U.S. PIRG, Consumer Watchdog, and the World Privacy Forum filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission requesting an investigation and public accounting of how pharmaceutical and online health services gather and use consumer data


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • November 29 2010

The United Kingdom's Information Commissioner's Office recently announced that Google, Inc. has committed to improving its handling of data and taking measures to prevent the further invasion of citizen’s privacy, such as with the collection of unsecured WiFi data by Google’s StreetView vehicles


In the courts
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • December 26 2011

On December 21, 2011, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit granted the State of Indiana’s motion for a stay of a district court’s September 2011 order enjoining the enforcement of its Automated Dialing Machine Statute that prohibits out-of-state robocalls


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
  • October 25 2010

The US Supreme Court accepted, at the urging of the Obama Administration, a case involving AT&T's fight to keep secret the information gathered by the FCC during an E-Rate investigation


Compliance notes
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2011

On June 14, 2011, the FCC announced that the Universal Service contribution factor for the Third Quarter of 2011 is 14.4