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HTMLThe Internet of Things
Lei Shen, Howard W. Waltzman; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 8, 2015, previously published on March 17, 2015
The proliferation of smart phones raised novel privacy and security concerns due to the unprecedented amounts and types of personal information that these devices and their applications could collect, use, store and share. Many aspects of our lives-communications, social interactions, shopping,...

 

HTMLWith New Net Neutrality Rules, FCC Asserts Sweeping Jurisdiction Over Broadband Internet Access Services
Angela E. Giancarlo, Howard W. Waltzman, Brantley Webb; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 8, 2015, previously published on March 17, 2015
On March 12, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “the Commission”) released its Open Internet Order (“Order”) and rules. Based on the FCC’s finding that “broadband providers hold all the tools necessary to deceive consumers, degrade...

 

HTMLUS FCC Enforcement Action Represents Unprecedented Expansion of the Agency’s Authority Over Data Security
Lei Shen, Howard W. Waltzman; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on October 28, 2014
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is asserting unprecedented authority to regulate data security matters with its recent action against two telecommunications carriers for failing to protect customers’ personal information from unauthorized disclosure. The FCC issued a Notice of...

 

HTMLFTC Requires Companies to Honor Privacy Policies of Acquired Companies
Joseph P. Minta, Howard W. Waltzman; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 11, 2014
The US Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has a significant history of using its Section 5 authority to enforce promises that companies make to consumers in privacy policies. When one company acquires another, however, the companies’ existing privacy policies may be inconsistent. On...

 

Adobe PDFThe NIST Cybersecurity Framework - Version 1.0
Howard W. Waltzman; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 6, 2014, previously published on February 28, 2014
On February 12, 2013, President Obama issued Executive Order (EO) 13636, directing the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to establish a “framework to reduce cyber risks to critical infrastructure,” which was defined as “systems and assets, whether physical or...

 

HTMLFCC Begins Process to Review Rules for In-Flight Wireless Services
Angela E. Giancarlo, Howard W. Waltzman; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 18, 2013, previously published on December 17, 2013
On December 12, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) officially launched its proceeding to consider a proposal that would permit airlines to install equipment on aircraft that could expand the availability of in-flight wireless services to passengers. The comment period will...

 

HTMLFCC Clarifies Intent to Review Foreign Investment in Broadcast Licenses— Effect On As Yet Unscheduled Incentive Auction Unclear
Angela E. Giancarlo, Howard W. Waltzman; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 20, 2013, previously published on November 18, 2013
On Thursday, November 14, the US Federal Communications Commission issued a declaratory ruling that is intended to ease the way for foreign investment in the US broadcast sector. The ruling comes in response to the request from the Coalition for Broadcast Investment (CBI), which asked the...

 

HTMLThe 2013 Cybersecurity Executive Order: Potential Impacts on the Private Sector
Rebecca S. Eisner, Lei Shen, Howard W. Waltzman; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 13, 2013, previously published on Summer 2013
In February 2013, President Barack Obama issued an executive order (“Order”) outlining steps his admin­istration will take to protect critical US infrastructure from cybersecurity threats.

 

HTMLFCC Addresses Vicarious-Liability Standards under Telephone Consumer Protection Act
Archis A. Parasharami, Kevin S. Ranlett, Howard W. Waltzman; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 23, 2013, previously published on May 21, 2013
he Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued a declaratory ruling regarding the standards for vicarious liability under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), 47 U.S.C. § 227. That law prohibits certain telemarketing practices, such as placing telemarketing calls to phone...

 

HTMLFCC Modernizes Foreign Ownership Review Policies and Procedures for Wireless Telecommunications Licensees; Seeks Comment on Similar Relief for Broadcast Licensees
Angela E. Giancarlo, Donald K. Stockdale, Howard W. Waltzman; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 22, 2013, previously published on May 20, 2013
Over the past eight months, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) has issued two decisions that modernize and streamline its foreign investment policies for certain radio licensees, including wireless telecommunications carriers. In addition, the Commission recently initiated a...

 


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