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|Telecom Business Alert - KH, 3.65 GHz, Blanket Earth Station License, Incentive Bidding, Open Internet Exemption, Vol XII, Issue 26|
C. Douglas Jarrett, Gregory E. Kunkle, Thomas B. Magee, Tracy P. Marshall, Jack Richards; Keller and Heckman LLP;
July 2, 2015, previously published on June 29, 2015Last week, the Commission released a Public Notice providing a schedule of follow-up actions for the 3550-3700 MHz band (3.5 GHz Band) established in the 3.5 GHz Order. The Commission plans to release a Public Notice in the third quarter of 2015 seeking comments on protected contours for 3650-3700...
|Bulk Metadata Surveillance and the PATRIOT Act|
Bose McKinney Evans LLP;
June 26, 2015, previously published on June 23, 2015In May, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals held in ACLU v. Clapper that the federal government exceeded the scope of its authority under the PATRIOT Act through its bulk collection of telephone metadata. This decision represents a significant development in national security law following the...
|Regulatory Guidance For Safeguarding Personal Information|
Bradley J. Freedman; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
June 26, 2015, previously published on June 24, 2015On June 10, 2015, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada issued Interpretation Bulletin - Safeguards to provide non-binding guidance for compliance with statutory obligations to safeguard personal information. The guidance provided by the Interpretation Bulletin is timely in light of the...
|Best Practices on Cybersecurity: Guidance for Energy Organizations from the Department of Justice|
William L. Roberts; Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios, LLP;
June 25, 2015, previously published on June 16, 2015Protecting your business from cyber breaches can be a daunting task. This is especially so with limited budgets and personnel. Most know of the horror stories, some think "it will not happen to my company", "we’re too small to care about", "we’re not vital to...
|FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Speaks about Cybersecurity at RSA Conference|
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
June 25, 2015, previously published on April 22, 2015As cyber week continues in Washington, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler traveled to the west coast to speak about cybersecurity at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. Wheeler noted that the FCC has several charges to protect against cyber-attacks and similar threats,...
|New Requirements of the Digital Privacy Act (Bill S-4)|
Éloïse Gratton; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
June 25, 2015, previously published on June 19, 2015Bill S-4, the Digital Privacy Act, the federal government’s latest attempt to reform PIPEDA was proclaimed on June 18, 2015. This Bill is now in effect except for the breach notification regulations which have not yet been released and therefore, the breach notification section will come into...
|It’s Cyber Week in Washington, DC — and RSA Conference Week in San Francisco|
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
June 25, 2015, previously published on April 21, 2015Cybersecurity information sharing legislation will hit the House floor this week. H.R. 1731, the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act was reported out of the House Committee on Homeland Security on April 17, and H.R. 1560, the Protecting Cyber Networks Act was moved by the House...
|FCC Approves Proposed Changes to Telephone Solicitation and Text Marketing Rules|
Kenneth R. Florin, James D. Taylor; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
June 25, 2015, previously published on June 18, 2015Earlier today, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 along party lines to approve Commissioner Tom Wheeler's proposal to "close loopholes and strengthen consumer protection" relating to telemarketing and text message marketing. The changes are in the form of answers to several...
|Businesses Beware: FCC Adopts Significant TCPA Declaratory Ruling and Order|
Nathan A. Cardon, Tracy P. Marshall; Keller and Heckman LLP;
June 25, 2015, previously published on June 22, 2015At its Open Meeting on June 18, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) adopted a significant Declaratory Ruling and Order to clarify aspects of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), namely, the use of automatic dialing...
|Top Three Revisions to Key ITAR Definitions Proposed by Department of State; Comments Invited|
Chad O. Dorr, Laura L. Fraedrich, Chase David Kaniecki, Lindsey Michelle Nelson, Donald G. Yeargin; Jones Day;
June 24, 2015, previously published on June 2015The U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls ("DDTC") recently published proposed revisions to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations ("ITAR") to add or change a number of key definitions. In so doing, DDTC is seeking to harmonize certain...