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FCC Targets “Robocalls” By Enabling Voice Providers to Block Inherently Suspect Phone Numbers

USA - November 21 2017 The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted rules aimed at reducing the incidence of “robocalls” by allowing voice service providers to...

FCC Proposes New Systems to Reduce Illegal Robocalls and Announces Fine Against Autodialing Platform

USA - July 25 2017 The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) marked another step in its effort to curtail illegal robocalls. During its recent Open Meeting, the FCC...

William W. Hellmuth, Adam Shoemaker.

FCC Expands Video Description Requirements, but Only on Quarterly Hour Requirements

USA - July 13 2017 In a Report and Order released July 12, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) increased the amount of video described programming required...

Bradley W. Guyton, Maria T. Browne, David M. Silverman.

(Connected) Toy Story: The FTC Updates the COPPA Compliance Plan

USA - July 12 2017 The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently issued an updated “Six-Step Compliance Plan for Businesses” (“Compliance Plan”) for entities subject to...

Sean R. Baird.

Emergency Information Accessibility Rules for Second-Screen Devices - Compliance Deadline Today

USA - July 10 2017 Today, July 10, 2017, is the compliance deadline for the FCC’s rules regarding video description of emergency information on “second screens.”...

Bradley W. Guyton, Maria T. Browne, David M. Silverman.