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|CPUC Adopts Rules for Renewal of State Video Franchises|
Gail A. Karish, Harriet A. Steiner; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
September 11, 2014, previously published on September 4, 2014The California Public Utilities Commission has concluded its rulemaking proceeding and adopted streamlined rules that holders of state video franchises (such as Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Verizon, AT&T and others) must follow to obtain renewal of their franchises under the Digital Infrastructure...
|Wyndham Gets Life Preserver in Data Breach Case|
Adam M. Veness; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
July 7, 2014, previously published on June 27, 2014New Jersey U.S. District Judge Esther Salas agreed to allow Wyndham Hotels and Resorts LLC to immediately appeal to the Third Circuit a ruling affirming the FTC’s authority to bring data security cases. We have been following this case since the beginning, and you can see our last post here.
|“Selfie” Assessment - 4 Key Lessons from Snapchat’s Settlement with the FTC|
Jake Romero; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
May 20, 2014, previously published on May 13, 2014As a country we are quickly approaching a time in which most adults will be disqualified from being elected to public office because of something they posted on their social media account while growing up. Against this backdrop of over-sharing, Snapchat, Inc. won over the hearts of its users with...
|US Government Announces Reforms to Space and Satellite Systems Export Controls|
Nathaniel B. Bolin, Jeffrey D. Gerrish, Jamieson Greer; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP;
May 16, 2014, previously published on May 13, 2014On May 13, 2014, the U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued interim final rules amending the U.S. export controls on satellites, spacecraft systems and related parts,...
|Data Privacy Alert: Prepare for Changes to the US-EU Safe Harbor|
Neil Ray; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
May 12, 2014, previously published on May 1, 2014In the aftermath of disclosures of the extent of U.S. government monitoring of private communications, the European Commission is currently considering changes in the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor framework. The EU and its member states already have some of the strictest data privacy laws in the world. Under...
|Is Mail Dead?|
David P. Hendel; Husch Blackwell LLP;
April 10, 2014, previously published on April 3, 2014Is mail dead? Let’s ask Google, the ubiquitous source of all things online. This should be a lay-up on the home court of those who would say yes. And guess what. The top ten results for a Google search of “Is mail dead?” produces seven articles on why e-mail is dead, two unrelated...
|Manitoba Joins the Ranks of Other Provinces in Enacting its own Private Sector Privacy Legislation|
Daniel G.C. Glover, Roland Hung, Shannel Rajan; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
October 11, 2013, previously published on October 4, 2013The Government of Manitoba recently enacted the Personal Information Protection and Identity Theft Prevention Act (PIPITPA) to regulate the collection, use and disclosure of personal information by the private sector in Manitoba. The statute has not come into force, but this enactment is momentous,...
|The Effect of the Federal Government Shutdown on FCC Electronic Filing Systems and the Ability to Submit Required Reports and Other Filings: Non-Filing Deadlines Continue to Apply|
Lerman Senter PLLC;
October 4, 2013, previously published on October 2, 2013As a result of the shutdown of the Federal government, the FCC has taken down its website, including the electronic filing systems hosted on its website. There is no ability to search or submit station facility filings and forms, such as the Children’s Television Programming Report (Form...
|Draft Legislation Proposed to Reform Retransmission Consent and Repeal Cable Set-top Box Restrictions|
Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
September 14, 2013, previously published on September 2013In advance of today’s hearing on “Innovation Versus Regulation in the Video Marketplace,” two members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Communications and Technology Subcommittee have floated drafts of legislation to amend the Communications Act. First, ranking...
|FCC Declares Information on Mobile Devices May Qualify as CPNI|
Drinker Biddle Reath LLP;
July 12, 2013, previously published on July 10, 2013On June 27, 2013, the Federal Communications Commission issued a Declaratory Ruling clarifying that telecommunications carriers have a duty to protect customer proprietary network information (CPNI) that carriers cause to be stored on their customers’ mobile devices when carriers or their...