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Industry works with government on proposed data retention regime
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Australia
  • August 31 2014

Communications Alliance has announced that it and some of its carriage service provider members are working with the Attorney General's Department and

SASB adopts more industry reporting standards, but comes under SEC Commissioner attack
  • Baker McKenzie
  • USA
  • May 12 2014

On April 2, the SASB released six industry "sustainability accounting standards" for the technology and communications sector. The industries covered

OAIC and ACMA find Telstra breached privacy
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Australia
  • March 31 2014

Telstra has been found to have breached the National Privacy Principles (now replaced by the Australian Privacy Principles) in relation to the

Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology announces R$100 million for ITC projects to support major sporting events
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • June 1 2011

It has been decided that R$100 million is going to be dedicated to information technology and communications (ITC) projects, including the National Broadband Plan (PNBL), to support the major sporting events that will be held in Brazil - the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016

Australian regulator obtains first do not call register court penalty against telemarketer
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Australia
  • September 14 2011

The Australian Federal Court has found that FHT Travel Pty Limited (FHT Travel) and its sole director breached the Do Not Call Register Act 2006 by making, or causing to be made, more than 12,000 marketing calls to people who had placed their telephone numbers on the Australian Do Not Call Register

Telecommunications company required to block users' access to infringing website
  • Baker McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • October 3 2011

In the first legal action of its kind in the UK, a group of film-producers (the Studios) has obtained an injunction which requires the UK's largest internet services provider (ISP), BT, to cut off its customers' access to Newzbin, an offshore-hosted website with links to pirated music and films

Commissioner's report highlights need to closely monitor data processors
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Hong Kong
  • September 21 2011

The Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data has recently found that a telecommunications company breached the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (PDPO) through its agent's failure to comply with an opt-out request in respect of direct marketing materials

Australian privacy regulator finalises investigation into mailing list error
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Australia
  • October 25 2011

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released the findings of its investigation into a mailing list error by Australia's largest telecommunications company, Telstra, which resulted in approximately 60,300 Telstra customers' personal information being sent to other customers

More protection for customers when companies outsource telemarketing activities
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Italy
  • September 26 2011

On 15 June 2011, the Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante) issued a Regulation on the identification of privacy roles and duties in case of companies utilising agents to perform marketing activities or promotional initiatives such as sending marketing materials, conducting direct marketing activities and market surveys, or sending out marketing communications

Global action taken against global Microsoft Imposter telemarketing scam
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Australia, Canada, Global, USA
  • September 28 2012

Joint action between the ACMA, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Canadian Radio television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has led to court orders being obtained against US-based and India-based parties involved in the global 'Microsoft Imposter' phone scam