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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


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


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


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


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • Canada, United Kingdom, USA
  • October 12 2010

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has affirmed three lower court rulings concluding that federal agents' computer searches relating to the use of steroids in professional baseball violated the Fourth Amendment


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • February 7 2011

At least two privacy bills are expected to be introduced this year in Congress


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 23 2011

On May 18, 2011, Sen. John "Jay" Rockefeller IV, Chair of the Senate Commerce Committee, sent letters to Apple, Google, and the Association for Competitive Technology asking whether applications running on their mobile platforms comply with COPPA


Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • December 13 2010

On December 7, 2010, the FTC released an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) requesting comment on whether and how to strengthen the Caller ID provisions of the Telemarketing Sales Rule