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Arent Fox's this week in telecom - July 29, 2013
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 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


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2010

House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr (D-Mich), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Chair of the House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, and Robert “Bobby” Scott (D.-Va.), Chair of the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, jointly announced their intent to spearhead reform of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (ECPA


Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2010

In a March 25, 2010 letter, a bi-partisan group of Members of the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee urged the FTC to investigate complaints that Google inappropriately used private user information in its launch of the new Buzz service


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2010

The US Department of Commerce launched an initiative last week to take a close look at how the Internet economy impacts individual privacy, with the goal of providing advice to the White House on how both the President and government policymakers can resolve privacy concerns


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2010

On April 8, 2010, a coalition of public interest groups, including the Center for Digital Democracy and the World Privacy Forum, submitted a complaint to the FTC requesting an investigation of privacy concerns arising from the advertising technologies used by Google, Yahoo!, and Microsoft, among others


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 3 2010

The man responsible for the theft of 130 million credit card numbers from several major U.S. retailers and a large payment processor has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison, according to the Justice Department


Legislative outlook
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 3 2010

On April 27, 2010, the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship held a hearing titled “Connecting Main Street to the World: Federal Efforts to Expand Small Business Internet Access.”


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


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • June 21 2010

Google, Inc. testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee recently about its collection of “payload data” from unsecured Wi-Fi networks