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HTMLBreaking News: The COPPA Enforcement Actions are Here!
Julia M. Siripurapu; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 17, 2014
As we predicted in prior blog posts, the Federal Trade Commission has begun its vigorous enforcement of the Amended COPPA Rule. And one of the players is not a child-related site, so read on. The Commission just announced that online review site Yelp, Inc. (“Yelp”) and mobile app...

 

HTMLNIST Issues Draft Report Enumerating Risks and Protections to Consider When Evaluating Mobile Apps for Your Enterprise
Stephanie D. Willis; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 12, 2014
As the world recovers from the excitement leading up to Tuesday’s Apple Live Event announcement of the new iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, mobile app developers are chomping at the bit to create software that leverages the new operating system and Apple’s widely-anticipated...

 

HTMLAre You Ready? The EU “Cookie Sweep” is Upon Us
Ieuan Jolly; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 2014
This week, European authorities will be conducting a "cookie sweep" consisting of random checks of websites to ensure that they are complying with European Union (EU) "cookie" laws.

 

HTMLSenate Commerce Committee Releases Revised Draft of Legislation Extending STELA and Making Other Changes to the Communications Act
Seth A. Davidson, Arthur H. Harding; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014
Senators Rockefeller (D-WV) and Thune (R-SD), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, have released a revised version of S. 2799, the “Satellite Television Access and Viewer Rights Act” (STAVRA). The full committee is scheduled to...

 

HTMLThe Energy Industry Deserves Adequate Spectrum Resources
C. Douglas Jarrett, Gregory E. Kunkle, Jack Richards, Wesley K. Wright; Keller and Heckman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014
Electric utilities, oil and gas companies, and others in the energy industry rely on a variety of communications systems authorized by the Federal Communications Commission to meet their internal wireless communications requirements. In light of the critical nature of their services, they must...

 

HTMLWhat the House of Lords Report on Social Media Offences Means for Your Website
Alex Henderson, Samuel Oustayiannis, Ingrid Silver; Dentons Canada LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 17, 2014, previously published on September 8, 2014
In July 2014, the House of Lords Communications Committee (the Committee) published a report to inform and stimulate discussion on how the law should respond to offences committed using social media (the Report). The Report is particularly relevant to companies who operate websites with...

 

HTMLFCC May Include Cell Service in Net Neutrality Rules
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
September 15, 2014, previously published on September 12, 2014
The Federal Communications Commission is considering expanding net-neutrality rules to cover cell phone service. FCC Chair Tom Wheeler said this week that “[i]nternet access on smartphones is a ‘key component’ of the investment and innovation that net-neutrality regulations are...

 

HTMLCPUC Adopts Rules for Renewal of State Video Franchises
Gail A. Karish, Harriet A. Steiner; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 11, 2014, previously published on September 4, 2014
The California Public Utilities Commission has concluded its rulemaking proceeding and adopted streamlined rules that holders of state video franchises (such as Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Verizon, AT&T and others) must follow to obtain renewal of their franchises under the Digital Infrastructure...

 

HTMLTCPA Hot Issues: Is the Scope of Consent Unlimited?
Keith J. Barnett, Thomas M. Byrne, Ellen M. Dunn, Juan C. Garcia, Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 11, 2014, previously published on September 3, 2014
What constitutes valid consent under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act? A hot issue in TCPA litigation is the scope of consent necessary to place automated calls to consumers where the consumer has provided a cell phone number to a company in connection with a specific transaction or...

 

HTMLFor Whom the Ring Tones: TCPA Litigation and the Insurance Industry
Thomas M. Byrne, Thomas W. Curvin, Ellen M. Dunn, Juan C. Garcia, Cheryl L. Haas; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 28, 2014, previously published on August 25, 2014
Insurance companies are increasingly the subject of Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) lawsuits. Any insurance company that communicates with its customers, job applicants, and others by phone or text using an automated telephone dialing system—or that has independent or...

 


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