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

Fines imposed for unwanted marketing calls and messages
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • July 4 2011

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has announced that the Information Commissioner's Office (the ICO) will have new powers to serve monetary penalties of up to £50,000 for serious incidents where businesses and organisations make unwanted marketing phone calls or send unwanted marketing e-mails to consumers

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

New telemarketing rules
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Italy
  • April 18 2011

The Italian Data Protection Authority (the Garante) has issued a new Regulation on the use of personal data for telemarketing activities

AGCOM launches a public consultation to further investigate critical issues relating to VoIP and P2P mobile network services
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Italy
  • May 24 2011

The Italian Communications Regulatory Authority (AGCOM) has issued Resolution No. 3911CONS to approve a study carried out by AGCOM on "consumer protection and competition safeguards with reference to VoIP and peer-to-peer (P2P) mobile network services" and to launch a public consultation in order to gather comments and input from telecommunications operators and interested parties

Telecommunications Regulatory Update - September 2016
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • September 17 2016

The ACMA has released its updated privacy guidelines for broadcasters, which were last revised in 2011. The privacy guidelines have been updated to:

Australian Productivity Commission proposes to cut red tape in infrastructure services
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • January 25 2010

The Australian Productivity Commission's latest report identifies ways in which to reduce the regulatory burden on businesses in various sectors such as in information, media and telecommunications

TMT China Brief SummerFall 2016
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • China, Hong Kong, Singapore, USA
  • September 20 2016

On 6 July 2016, a second draft of the Cyber Security Law (Draft 2) was released to the public for comment following its second reading by the

Chambers - TMT 2016 France - Law & Practice
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • May 6 2016

The Telecoms Media Technology (TMT) industry is governed by a dual regulation system, combining European Union (the EU) legislation - in particular

Australian Communications and Media Authority Activity
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • June 13 2016

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is responsible for enforcing telecommunications laws across Australia, including the