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|President Obama Continues Push on Cybersecurity|
Todd S. McClelland, Michael G. Morgan, Mauricio F. Paez, Katherine S. Ritchey, Gregory P. Silberman; Jones Day;
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2015On February 13, 2015, President Obama spoke to attendees of the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection held at Stanford University. Calling the digital world a "sort of Wild Wild West," Obama and many corporate representatives announced developments intended to...
|New Telecommunications Privacy Rules for U.S. Broadband Providers|
Bruce A. Olcott, Mauricio F. Paez, Preston N. Thomas; Jones Day;
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2015Turn-of-the-century common carrier regulation is about to be imposed on providers of broadband internet services in the United States; all that remains to be determined is the details, and there are a lot of them in dispute. On February 4, 2015, Chairman Tom Wheeler of the Federal Communications...
|Cybersecurity and Privacy in State of the Union Address|
Cynthia Larose; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
February 19, 2015, previously published on January 21, 2015As expected in his State of the Union address last night, President Obama made it very clear that cybersecurity is on his agenda for 2015. After stating that:
|Beyond the Neon: Emerging Tech Opportunities in Las Vegas|
Colin Seale; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 16, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014Though tourism and gaming will lead Nevada’s economy for the foreseeable future, businesses and government entities in Nevada, and Las Vegas in particular, have invested deeply into several areas of emerging technology.
|Beware of FCC’s New Rules & Deadlines on Handling Telecommunications Equipment|
Ronald D. Richards; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
December 8, 2014, previously published on November 24, 2014Our 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...
|Alberta’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;
December 3, 2014, previously published on November 10, 2014On 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...
|Mandatory Privacy Training Rule for Federal Contractors Expected Soon|
Jonathan T. Cain; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 10, 2014A 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,...
|US FCC Enforcement Action Represents Unprecedented Expansion of the Agency’s Authority Over Data Security|
Lei Shen, Howard W. Waltzman; Mayer Brown LLP;
November 14, 2014, previously published on October 28, 2014The 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...
|FCC Radio Licenses: Saving Paper Doesn't Change Notice Requirements|
James R. Hobson; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
November 8, 2014, previously published on October 16, 2014Many 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...
|FCC Considers Banning Redskins|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
October 8, 2014, previously published on October 3, 2014Another 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...