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|Challenges Mount to FCC's July 2015 TCPA Order|
Thomas M. Byrne, Juan C. Garcia, Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy, Phillip E. Stano, Rocco E. Testani; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
December 1, 2015, previously published on December 1, 2015Accusing the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of abdicating its responsibility to clarify areas of uncertainty under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and muddying the already murky waters of the TCPA, more than a dozen parties have filed appeals challenging the FCC’s July...
|Australia Introduces New Telecommunications Data Retention Laws|
Peter T. Brabant, Adam Salter, Nicola Walker; Jones Day;
November 27, 2015, previously published on November 2015Telecommunications service providers in Australia must now collect and retain telecommunications data for a period of two years under recent amendments to the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 (Cth) ("Act"). The new laws apply to service providers, including internet...
|Markup of Spectrum Bill Delayed|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
November 24, 2015, previously published on November 20, 2015This week, the MOBILE NOW act, a bill that would allow for the sale of federal wireless spectrum to the private sector, was scheduled for a markup in the Senate Commerce Committee. However, it appears the bill will now have to wait - possibly until next year - to move.
|EU Launches Consultation on the Review of the EU Satellite and Cable Directive|
Viola Bensinger, Christoph Enaux, Stefan Lütje; Greenberg Traurig Germany, LLP;
November 13, 2015, previously published on October 30, 2015On Aug. 24, the EU launched a public consultation as part of a broader review of the 1993 EU Satellite and Cable Directive, one of the 16 initiatives announced in the Commission's plan for the Digital Single Market (DSM). The Commission wants to know whether EU rules defining where and how...
|Updates from the TCPA|
Jennifer Monty Rieker, James C. Warmbrodt; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
November 10, 2015, previously published on November 2, 2015 The cell phone rings during dinner, and the immediate reaction is to glance down to see who is calling. It is an unknown number. The decision must be made whether or not to answer the call. Automated calls created such an issue that in 1991 Congress enacted the Telephone Consumer Protection Act...
|A Potential Business Nightmare - The TCPA and Uninvited Facsimiles|
Steve Ayers; Heyl Royster Voelker Allen Professional Corporation;
November 5, 2015, previously published on Fall 2015All businesses should be aware of the existence of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991, the "TCPA." This statute, as enforced by the Federal Communications Commission, makes it unlawful to fax an unsolicited advertisement unless the sender has an established business...
|Best Practices for Effective Electronic Communication|
Courtney G. Tito; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
October 29, 2015, previously published on September 17, 2015It is so easy today to fire off a post on any number of social media platforms - Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter - that we sometimes forget to take the time to really consider what we are posting and our audience. We rarely think about the fact that our post will be there forever. That is why it is...
|California Enacts More Sweeping Data Privacy Laws|
Ieuan Jolly; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
October 29, 2015, previously published on October 2015Perennially leading the country - and challenging companies to keep up - California has, for the third time in three years, enacted several new data laws, including a groundbreaking digital privacy law and amendments to its data breach notification statute that expands the classes of data protected...
|California Amends Data Breach Notification Statute by Requiring Specific Notification Content and Expanding the Definition of Personal Information|
Gregory K. Lee, Ian A. Stewart; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
October 26, 2015, previously published on October 16, 2015California’s Data Breach Notification Statute was amended on October 6, 2015, by Governor Jerry Brown. The amendment, which takes effect on January 1, 2016, makes important changes to the existing law, including new requirements for security breach notification through the use of prescribed...
|The Changing Landscape of Cross Border Data Transfers|
Bryce Dillon, Robert P. Kinghan; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
October 26, 2015, previously published on October 19, 2015On October 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) ruled that the Safe Harbor Framework, an arrangement which allowed the exchange of personal data among European and American companies, was invalid. Given the increasingly global nature of commercial information sharing, this has...