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|House GOPers Try to Block Net Neutrality|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
April 21, 2015, previously published on April 17, 2015This week, a group of House Republicans introduced legislation aimed at blocking the Federal Communications Commission's net-neutrality regulations.
|Safeguarding Your Information Assets: Are You Prepared?|
Stephenie Wingyuen Yeung; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
April 20, 2015, previously published on January 2015In view of the well-publicized data breaches in 2014 and the current renewed federal legislative focus on privacy and data security issues, we are providing this Alert to highlight some action items to safeguard your company’s information assets, and reduce exposure to liability in the event...
|White House Issues Proposal for FTC-Regulated Data Privacy Protection|
M. Christine Carty; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
April 20, 2015, previously published on March 2015On February 27, 2015, the White House proposed legislation to protect consumers’ personal data and information that is collected and used by private companies and nonprofits. Federal and state governments and their agencies are not covered by the proposed law.
|Nova Scotia Class Proceeding Permanently and Unconditionally Stayed as Abuse of Process|
David Elman; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
April 16, 2015, previously published on April 10, 2015In BCE Inc. v. Gillis, 2015 NSCA 32, issued on April 9, 2015, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal considered the doctrine of abuse of process in the context of a proposed class proceeding where a virtually identical action, commenced by the same plaintiffs represented by the same counsel (Merchant Law...
|Call Me, Maybe|
Michelle M. Arbitrio; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
April 15, 2015, previously published on February 17, 2015There has been an increase in lawsuits against financial institutions under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and recent multimillion-dollar class action settlements raise significant concerns in the financial services industry regarding the efficacy of existing compliance protocols....
|Communications Sector Adopts First-Of-Its-Kind Cybersecurity Measures|
James J. Giszczak, Sara Hutchins Jodka; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
April 15, 2015, previously published on March 30, 2015For the first time, the communications industry has critical guidance and recommendations for cybersecurity protection. That's because a multidisciplinary group formed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) examined the cybersecuity risks to the communications sector and adopted an...
|The Procedure for Allocation of Spectrum for DTT (Mux-8) Has Now Started|
Karol Laskowski, Igor Ostrowski; Dentons Canada LLP;
April 14, 2015, previously published on March 18, 2015On 12 March 2015 the President of the Polish Office for Electronic Communications (Polish: UKE) announced a contest for frequency reservations in the 174 - 230 MHz band, dedicated for the eighth multiplex (MUX-8) of Digital Terrestrial TV (DTT). The bidders have until April 29, 2015 to make their...
|Deadline for Waiver from FCC "Blast Fax" Rules Approaching - April 30, 2015|
Anthony T. Eliseuson, Laura Leigh Geist; Dentons Canada LLP;
April 14, 2015, previously published on March 9, 2015April 30, 2015, is the anticipated deadline for anyone seeking a waiver to the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) "Blast Fax" opt-out rules.
|2015 Outlook: Data Privacy and Security in the United States, the European Union and Hong Kong|
Marcus A. Christian, Rebecca S. Eisner, Daniel Gallagher, Gabriela Kennedy, Karen H. F. Lee; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 19, 2015Companies and organizations face an ever-expanding set of statutes and regulations regarding consumer privacy, data protection and cybersecurity. Legal standards continue to evolve—and differ-in all major markets, raising particular challenges for multinational businesses.
|Mobile Market - Turkey’s 4G Auction|
Sahin Ardiyok, Igor Ostrowski; Dentons Canada LLP;
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 23, 2015On 4 March 2015 the Turkish Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, Lütfi Elvan, announced that the 4G auction will be completed in May 2015 and 4G will be put into service at the end of the year. Lütfi Elvan has also informed that a new operator will take part in the...