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|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...
|Senate 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;
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014Senators 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...
|What the House of Lords Report on Social Media Offences Means for Your Website|
Alex Henderson, Samuel Oustayiannis, Ingrid Silver; Dentons Canada LLP;
September 17, 2014, previously published on September 8, 2014In 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...
|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,...