Burt Braverman

Burt Braverman

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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FTC, DOJ Issue Antitrust Policy Statement Encouraging Private Sharing of Cybersecurity Information

The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice yesterday issued a joint policy statement on the sharing of cybersecurity information. Declaring that “properly designed cyber threat information sharing is not...more

4/14/2014 - Antitrust Provisions Barack Obama Cybersecurity DOJ ECPA Electronic Communications Executive Orders FTC Privacy Concerns

FCC Proposes Fines of More Than $1.9M for EAS Violations

On March 3, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued an omnibus Notice of Apparent Liability (NAL) that proposes substantial fines totaling more than $1.9 million against Viacom, ESPN and NBCUniversal (the...more

3/7/2014 - Emergency Alerts ESPN FCC NBC Viacom

OFAC Expands and Clarifies License for Exports of Personal Communications Items and Services to Iran

The Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), amended the Iran personal communications General License D-1 (GL D-1) on Feb. 7, 2014, expanding, clarifying and superseding the May 2013 General...more

2/26/2014 - Foreign Policy Iran Iran Sanctions Middle East OFAC U.S. Treasury

Professional and Trade Association Codes of Ethics Can Lead To Antitrust Trouble

Professional and trade associations contribute to the public welfare in many ways, including disseminating information, promoting research, developing standards and spurring industry initiatives. But such associations...more

1/24/2014 - Antitrust Investigations Antitrust Litigation Code of Conduct Compliance Corporate Counsel Ethics FTC Professional Liability

Fear FACTA: Beware the Truncation Requirement of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act

All businesses, large and small, that issue electronically generated credit or debit card receipts to consumers at the point of transaction are subject to the “truncation” requirement of the Fair and Accurate Credit...more

12/5/2013 - Class Action Compliance Corporate Counsel FACTA Statutory Damages

Cable Networks and Distributors Alike Face Difficult Burdens of Pleading and Proving Carriage Dispute Claims

Two recent court decisions illustrate the difficult burdens of pleading and proof that face cable networks and distributors alike in asserting carriage dispute claims, whether based on an MVPD’s alleged discrimination in...more

6/12/2013 - C-SPAN Cable Television Providers Carriage Disputes Comcast Discrimination FCC

Cloud Computing: U.S. Export Controls Reach for the Sky

Cloud computing is widespread and growing at a rapid pace in corporate information management because it generally is less expensive and more efficient than using internal corporate resources....more

5/21/2013 - Cloud Computing Cybersecurity Data Protection Export Controls Information Management

New Iran Sanctions Enactments Apply to U.S. Companies’ Foreign Affiliates and Subsidiaries, and Require SEC Reporting by Public...

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury enforces comprehensive sanctions that regulate, and largely forbid, most forms of trade and financial transactions by U.S. persons with Iran....more

2/20/2013 - Cross-Border Transactions Foreign Affiliates Foreign Investment Foreign Subsidiaries Iran Sanctions OFAC Publicly-Traded Companies Reporting Requirements SEC

Objections to FCC Disclosure of Cable Company Pricing Data Due Nov. 26, 2012

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a public notice on Nov. 16, 2012 (DA-12-1855A1) notifying cable operators of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for public disclosure of pricing, tiering and system...more

11/21/2012 - FCC FOIA

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