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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


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • April 18 2011

Reps. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., and Jim Matheson, D-Utah, have introduced HR 1528, the Consumer Privacy Protection Act of 2011, aimed at ensuring that consumers have the opportunity to opt out from having their personally identifiable information (PII) sold to third parties by any entity that collects such information online


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2010

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed an amicus brief with the US Supreme Court last week in City of Ontario v. Quon, Case 08-1332. EFF said that text messages should be entitled to constitutional privacy protections prohibiting warrantless law enforcement searches


Privacy
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • December 17 2010

The Department of Commerce Internet Policy Task Force unveiled last week a report titled "Commercial Data Privacy and Innovation in the Internet Economy: A Dynamic Policy Framework."


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


Arent Fox’s this week in telecom - July 22, 2013
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 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


Arent Fox's this week in telecom - October 21, 2013
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • October 21 2013

The next Open Meeting of the FCC will be held October 28, 2013. The Final Agenda contains three items: the Rural Call Completion Report and Order and


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • November 15 2010

The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau announced last week that it is investigating Google, Inc., regarding the collection of data from unsecured Wi-Fi networks by its Street View vehicles


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • South Korea, USA
  • August 16 2010

Police in South Korea raided Google's office in Seoul to obtain data regarding StreetView as part of its investigation into whether Google unlawfully has taken and stored personal wireless data


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • January 3 2011

On December 23, 2010, a class action lawsuit was filed against Apple and five application developers (including Pandora and the Weather Channel) alleging that the companies illegally transmitted personal information garnered from iPad and iPhone users to advertising networks for tracking purposes