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|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.
|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...
|What you need to know about Hong Kong Competition Law (Part 1) - General Overview|
Simon H. Berry, Alec J. Burnside, Viola Jing, Michael Liu, Charles F. (Rick) Rule; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
October 26, 2015, previously published on October 14, 2015The implementation of the new Competition Ordinance (Chapter 619 of the Laws of Hong Kong) (the Competition Ordinance) on 14 December 2015 will mark the first time that Hong Kong has a general and cross-sector competition law.
|New Maine Social Media Privacy Law Takes Effect October 15, 2015|
David P. Mason; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
October 20, 2015, previously published on October 9, 2015Maine has become the latest state to restrict employers’ ability to access social media accounts of employees and applicants. A new Maine statute, which will go into effect on October 15, 2015, prohibits a broad range of employer conduct.
|Public Consultation to Review the European Telecom Framework: An Opportunity for Operators to Be Heard|
Remy Fekete; Jones Day;
September 24, 2015, previously published on September 2015The European Commission published, on September 11, 2015, a public consultation on the evaluation and review of the regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services. The public consultation is a first step in the future reform of the regulatory framework, which constitutes...
|The FCC Taketh Away and Giveth: Under The TCPA, Not All Efaxes are Junk|
Richik Sarkar; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
September 21, 2015, previously published on September 18, 2015In their recent decision “In the Matter of Westfax, Inc., Petition for Consideration and Clarification”(Westfax ruling), the FCC addressed a petition from Westfax seeking clarification regarding liability for commercial (e.g., advertisement) efaxes. The FCC clarified that efaxes...