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HTMLBeware of FCC’s New Rules & Deadlines on Handling Telecommunications Equipment
Ronald D. Richards; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 8, 2014, previously published on November 24, 2014
Our newsletters have often updated you on the changing landscape and new laws that impact how a municipality may handle a request to install wireless telecommunications equipment and facilities ¿ such as a cell tower and related equipment. Our May 2013 newsletter noted that the FCC was going...

 

HTMLAlberta’s Personal Information Protection Act: Supreme Court Grants Time Extension to Alberta Government to Make Amendments
Craig Brusnyk, Tamara L. Hunter, Matylda Makulska; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 3, 2014, previously published on November 10, 2014
On November 15, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously held that Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act (“PIPA”) infringed on the right of freedom of expression in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms by limiting the ability of labour unions to videotape and...

 

HTMLMandatory Privacy Training Rule for Federal Contractors Expected Soon
Jonathan T. Cain; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 10, 2014
A rule to require federal contactors handling personally identifiable information to train their employees in safeguarding the information is close to release. Under the anticipated rule, contractor employees will have to undergo either agency training when the agency chooses to make it available,...

 

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...

 

HTMLFCC Radio Licenses: Saving Paper Doesn't Change Notice Requirements
James R. Hobson; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 8, 2014, previously published on October 16, 2014
Many municipal governments and special districts, especially public safety departments, hold radio licenses or antenna structure permits from the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC is proposing to save paper and staff time by making the authorizations stored on agency databases...

 

HTMLFCC Considers Banning Redskins
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
October 8, 2014, previously published on October 3, 2014
Another federal agency may be preparing to weigh in on the on-going debate about the name of the National Football League franchise based in Washington, D.C. Just months after the Patent and Trademark Office canceled the team’s trademark; the Federal Communications Commission is weighing...

 

HTMLSenate Commerce Committee Releases Revised Draft of Legislation Extending STELA and Making Other Changes to the Communications Act
Seth A. Davidson, Arthur H. Harding; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014
Senators Rockefeller (D-WV) and Thune (R-SD), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, have released a revised version of S. 2799, the “Satellite Television Access and Viewer Rights Act” (STAVRA). The full committee is scheduled to...

 

HTMLWhat the House of Lords Report on Social Media Offences Means for Your Website
Alex Henderson, Samuel Oustayiannis, Ingrid Silver; Dentons Canada LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 17, 2014, previously published on September 8, 2014
In July 2014, the House of Lords Communications Committee (the Committee) published a report to inform and stimulate discussion on how the law should respond to offences committed using social media (the Report). The Report is particularly relevant to companies who operate websites with...

 

HTMLCPUC Adopts Rules for Renewal of State Video Franchises
Gail A. Karish, Harriet A. Steiner; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 11, 2014, previously published on September 4, 2014
The 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...

 

HTMLWyndham Gets Life Preserver in Data Breach Case
Adam M. Veness; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 7, 2014, previously published on June 27, 2014
New 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.

 


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