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Larry A. Silverman; Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.;
|Welcome to the Digital Age, Officer|
Michael C. Douglass; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
July 14, 2015, previously published on June 25, 2015California SB 178 Seeks to Apply Warrant Requirement to Electronic Devices and Online Data
|Call Miss Utility - Call Who & Why?|
George M. Nicholos; Vandeventer Black LLP;
July 14, 2015, previously published on July 2015Prior to excavating on any construction site or most anywhere - Call Miss Utility first! We have heard the line and seen the words countless times, but what or who exactly is Miss Utility? And what is the big deal about giving her a call?
|FCC Issues Its Widely Anticipated TCPA Order. Has the Call Been Answered?|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
July 14, 2015, previously published on July 13, 2015On July 10, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued its 138-page Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) Order resolving more than 20 petitions for clarification. According to the FCC, the Order “will benefit consumers and good-faith callers alike by clarifying whether...
|Recognizable Faces Disappear from Facial Recognition Meetings|
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
July 2, 2015, previously published on June 25, 2015Facing “industry stakeholders [that] were unable to agree on any concrete scenario” in which affirmative consent should be obtained from individuals before employing facial recognition technologies, nine consumer advocacy organizations made an about-face and withdrew from the...
|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...
|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...
|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...