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McDonald Hopkins LLC;
May 13, 2014, previously published on May 2, 2014The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is trying to rework net-neutrality regulations after old regulations were struck down in court in January.
|Cybersecurity: A Growing Concern for the Utility Industry|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
May 13, 2014, previously published on May 6, 2014The scope of the cybersecurity threat is large and continues to grow for the utility industry. After the well-publicized data breach of Target's credit card system, companies of all sizes and variety need to make cybersecurity a top priority. Protection of customer and employee information is...
|Data Privacy Alert: Prepare for Changes to the US-EU Safe Harbor|
Neil Ray; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
May 12, 2014, previously published on May 1, 2014In the aftermath of disclosures of the extent of U.S. government monitoring of private communications, the European Commission is currently considering changes in the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor framework. The EU and its member states already have some of the strictest data privacy laws in the world. Under...
|Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation: Are You Prepared?|
Chad Matheson; Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP;
May 12, 2014, previously published on May 2, 2014On July 1, 2014, certain provisions of Canada’s Anti-Spam legislation (“CASL”) will come into force and govern how businesses can communicate with Canadian recipients. Given its scope, CASL is considered to be one of the most stringent commercial electronic messaging laws in the...
|Can A GPS Result In TMI?|
Sally F. Barron; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
May 8, 2014, previously published on May 5, 2014The answer is “yes” ¿ tracking employees by using Global Positioning Systems (GPS) can give an employer too much information (TMI). Surreptitious Surveillance
|White House Issues Two Big Data Reports; Florida Legislature Passes Revamped Breach Notification Law|
Chanley T. Howell, James R. Kalyvas, Steven M. Millendorf, Michael R. Overly; Foley & Lardner LLP;
May 6, 2014, previously published on May 2, 2014Yesterday, May 1, was a big day for privacy in the news. The White House issued 2 reports on the privacy implications of Big Data, and the Florida legislature overhauled the state’s security breach notification law, strengthening and adding several new requirements relating to data security...
|FCC Evaluating Proposals for IP Transition Trials|
Lawrence R. Freedman, Arthur H. Harding, Ari Z. Moskowitz; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
May 2, 2014, previously published on April 29, 2014Since inviting proposals for IP transition trials at its January meeting, the FCC has thus far received two proposals - one from AT&T involving two locations and one from Iowa Network Services involving transitioning Centralized Equal Access ("CEA") service from TDM to IP.
|On Net Neutrality Planning Based on the Definition of "Telecommunications Services"|
Sean Liu; Lee Tsai Partners Attorneys-at-Law;
April 30, 2014On Net Neutrality Planning Based on the Definition of "Telecommunications Services"
|FCC Eliminates Foreign Competition Test for Certain International Telecommunications Authorization Applications|
Ernest C. Cooper, Benjamin J. Griffin; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
April 28, 2014, previously published on April 24, 2014In an order released on April 22, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission eliminated its longstanding requirement that certain applications for authorization to provide international telecommunications services or for international cable landing licenses must pass an effective competitive...
|FCC to Propose New Net Neutrality Rules at May Meeting|
Seth A. Davidson, Lawrence R. Freedman, Craig A. Gilley, Arthur H. Harding, Ari Z. Moskowitz; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
April 28, 2014, previously published on April 2014In response to widespread press reports that the FCC was preparing to adopt new network neutrality rules that would, among other things, allow “edge providers” (including companies such as Disney, Google or Netflix) to pay Internet service providers for special, faster lanes to send...