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HTMLRecent FCC Decision Provides a Major Boost for 5G Services, Including the Internet of Things
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 17, 2016, previously published on July 25, 2016
Imagine a future where patient health will be monitored on a real-time basis, in or out of the hospital; where trees have sensors in them to detect rising pollution levels; and where products wirelessly communicate their performance to the manufacturer.


HTMLFCC Grants Significant TCPA Relief to Energy Utilities and Schools
Keller Heckman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 16, 2016, previously published on August 5, 2016
On August 4, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) released a Declaratory Ruling granting in part two separate petitions that were filed last year - one by the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and American Gas Association (AGA), and another by Blackboard, Inc. (Blackboard)...


HTMLCanada’s Ant-Spam Legislation - Regulatory Guidance
Bradley J. Freedman; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 16, 2016, previously published on August 3, 2016
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has issued an Enforcement Advisory regarding the requirements under Canada's anti-spam legislation for keeping records of consent to receive commercial electronic messages.


HTMLCalling or Texting A Customer or Patient? Federal Courts Address Prior Express Consent Under the TCPA
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 2, 2016, previously published on February 26, 2016
Federal courts are again addressing what constitutes a person’s “prior express consent” to receive calls on a cell phone made by an automatic telephone dialing system (“ATDS”) under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), 47 U.S.C. §...


HTMLNew Russian Legislation on Massive Telecoms Surveillance
Rémy Fekete, Mauricio F. Paez, Sergei Volfson, Undine von Diemar; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
July 29, 2016, previously published on July 2016
In June 2016, the Russian Parliament adopted Federal Law "On Amendment of the Federal Law 'On Counterterrorism' and Related Laws of the Russian Federation Establishing Additional Counterterrorism and Public Security Measures" ("Amendments"). These Amendments have a number of...


Adobe PDF¿Watch Out, the Boss Is About¿ Social Media Comments as a Ground for Dismissal
George Ukwuoma; Advocaat Law Practice;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2016, previously published on February 2016
Social media has been broadly defined as “the many relatively inexpensive and widely accessible electronic tools that enable anyone to publish and access information, collaborate on a common effort, or build relationships" [Murthy, Dhiraj (2013)]


HTMLCompanies Seek Waiver of Opt-Out Notices for Fax Advertisements
Georgina Lopez-Ona Feigen, Alan S. Tilles; Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2016, previously published on June 9, 2016
The FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau is seeking comment on two Petitions, filed by Warner Chilcott Corporation and Wedgewood Village Pharmacy, concerning the Commission’s Rules on opt-out notices for fax advertisements. The petitions are seeking a waiver of the...


HTMLFCC Proposes Changes to its Public Inspection File Requirements
Georgina Lopez-Ona Feigen, Alan S. Tilles; Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2016, previously published on June 2, 2016
Last week, the Commission adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) proposing to eliminate two of its public inspection file requirements. Currently, commercial television and radio broadcast stations are required to retain and make available to the public copies of letters and...


HTMLIt’s Back for Spring 2016: The Annual Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report
Margaret H. Loveman; Butler Snow LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 20, 2016, previously published on May 31, 2016
Last year around this time we examined the results of Verizon’s annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). As in year’s past, Verizon analyzed the data it received from companies across the country about security incidents and data breaches the companies experienced. In total,...


HTMLCustomers of Wireless Communications Provider Telus to Receive Rebates as Part of Competition Bureau Agreement
Andrea C. Kroetch; Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh;
Legal Alert/Article
March 21, 2016, previously published on March 21, 2016
On December 30th, 2015, the Canadian Competition Bureau, which is responsible for administration and enforcement of the Competition Act, announced that Telus Communications Inc. (“Telus”), one of Canada’s “Big Three” wireless carriers, had entered into a consent...


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