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|FCC Releases Declaratory Ruling Clarifying and Expanding the Reach of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act|
Paul D. Abbott, Radhika U. Bhat, Ernest C. Cooper, Russell H. Fox; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
July 30, 2015, previously published on July 17, 2015On July 10, 2015 the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) released a Declaratory Ruling and Order clarifying its interpretation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) and expanding its reach.
|Call (Un) Answered (the Second Ring): FCC Issues Sweeping Package of Declaratory Ruling on TCPA Petitions|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
July 23, 2015, previously published on July 22, 2014In some of its most comprehensive guidance published in years, resolving more than 20 petitions requesting clarification of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on July 10 published a 138-page Declaratory Ruling and Order. Given the opportunity...
|CFC Requests Waiver Under FCC's Financing Rules|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
July 20, 2015, previously published on July 17, 2015The National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC) asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to grant it an exception to allow the CFC to issue letters of credit to its members that are selected for projects under the FCC Rural Broadband Experiment program. The letters of...
|SMS: Spoliation Made Simple?|
Valerie Diden Moore; Butler Snow LLP;
July 16, 2015, previously published on July 16, 2015Text messages have become an increasingly important and confusing topic in litigation. As a communication tool, text messages are on the rise and are typically seen as less formal and more immediate than even email. Immediacy and convenience led to an explosion of email use and a concomitant...
|Post/Tweet/Pin/Snap/Share/Etc. with Confidence: Crafting Social Media Policies to Survive Consumer and Regulatory Scrutiny|
Nathan A. Cardon, Tracy P. Marshall, Sheila A. Millar; Keller and Heckman LLP;
July 16, 2015, previously published on July 14, 2015It is a common refrain in advertising that you have to go where the eyeballs are. These days, many advertisers have concluded that the eyeballs are in and on social media- whether on desktop computers, tablets, or mobile devices like smartphones and smart watches so thats where many are spending an...
|FCC Modifies Cost Recovery Rules for Medical Device Tests and Proposes Greater Access to MedRadio Bands for Testing|
Russell H. Fox, Stephen J. Wang; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
July 15, 2015, previously published on July 13, 2015On July 6, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) adopted a Memorandum Opinion and Order modifying its rules covering Experimental Radio Service (“ERS”) licenses, which permit research and testing of radio equipment. Notably, the FCC clarified that some cost...
|FCC Releases Much-Anticipated TCPA Declaratory Ruling and Order|
Tracy P. Marshall; Keller and Heckman LLP;
July 15, 2015, previously published on July 14, 2015As we previously reported, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) adopted a significant Declaratory Ruling and Order on June 18, 2015 to clarify aspects of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), namely, the use of “automatic...
|EU Data Privacy Update: European Council Approves Agreement To Data Privacy Reform|
Kenneth R. Florin, Ieuan Jolly, James D. Taylor; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
July 15, 2015, previously published on July 2015European regulators took another step forward on the protracted and procedurally involved path to EU-wide data privacy reform earlier this month when the European Council (the organization of the individual member states) agreed upon a "common approach" to data privacy regulation that...
|U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Privacy Rights for Los Angeles Hotel Operators|
Michael C. Douglass; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
July 15, 2015, previously published on July 13, 2015In a win for privacy advocates, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a City of Los Angeles municipal ordinance permitting warrantless police searches of hotel registries is unconstitutional. The subject ordinance (Los Angeles Municipal Code section 41.49 3(a)) required hotel operators to hand over...
|Privacy Monday - July 13, 2015|
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
July 15, 2015, previously published on July 13, 2015Welcome to the dog days of summer 2015. Three privacy & security bits and bytes to start your week (if you are reading this on vacation ... good for you!)